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Taylor County Sheriff's Department Continues to Investigate After Seizing Horses from Owner

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Courtesy: Taylor County Sheriff's Dept. Courtesy: Taylor County Sheriff's Dept.
Courtesy: Taylor County Sheriff's Dept. Courtesy: Taylor County Sheriff's Dept.
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The Taylor County Sheriff's Department is continuing to investigate after deputies and animal control officers seized three horses from a farm outside of Flemington, according to the Associated Press.

Residents and the county's dog warden had filed complaints to Chief Deputy Robert Beltner about the condition of a 10-year-old mare, one-year-old filly, and three-month-old filly at a farm on Kerns Road, according to Sheriff Terring Skinner.

Beltner took pictures and brought in a veterinarian, who concluded that without immediate removal and care, the horses would not survive, said Skinner.

The prosecutor's office issued a petition for the sheriff's department to seize the horses.

The sheriff's department says at least four other male horses were on the property but they weren't determined to be in bad condition.

The horses' owner will appear in Taylor County Circuit Court on August 21. No charges have been filed as of yet.
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