Glenn County Sheriffs Investigate Abandonment, Neglect of Two Horses

Sep 6, 2013 12:57 PM

The Glenn County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the apparent abandonment and abuse of two horses located below Alder Springs in the Elk Creek area.

Yesterday, Detective Greg Felton of the department was working a case on the western side of the county when he was contacted by hunters in the area who reported two adult horses they came across that were physically in very bad shape.

Felton eventually located the animals near Alder Springs on Forest Highway 7, which is near Powerhouse Road northwest of Elk Creek. Felton then notified Sgt. Todd James, supervisor of the Sheriff’s Animal Control Unit. Around 5:30 p.m. a county service officer along with the Sheriff’s Department had the two horses, both geldings, loaded in a trailer and taken to the Glenn County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo grounds in Orland. The Posse had water and feed waiting for the two neglected horses.

The Department indicated in its press release both animals were extremely malnourished and had been without water “for some time.” The release indicated the horses, one bay and one sorrel, were not shod; however, both we well behaved and “obviously” had been either someone’s pets or trail-working animals.

Glenn County Sheriff Larry Jones stated today the department has contracted a local veterinarian who will inspect the animals and provide any and all medical care necessary. The Posse will assist in the care for the two horses until they can be adopted.

The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information regarding these horses is urged to contact the Glenn County Sheriff’s Department at 934-6431. The department stated any callers can remain anonymous.


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