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15 Horses Seized In Washington County

*10 P.M. Update*

15 malnourished and neglected horses have a temporary home after the Washington County Sheriff's Office seized them from a landowner two weeks ago and found three horses dead on the property.

True Blue Animal Rescue is now helping the animals and looking for people to adopt them.

It's a new start for 15 horses in Washington County .

The Washington County Sheriff's Office seized the Tennessee Walker Horses from a property on Brandt Road about 15 miles southwest of Brenham after a year-long investigation according to True Blue Animal Rescue.

"Ribs, backbone, hipbones there was not vet records to speak of their hooves were in bad condition as well. We had to have a farrier out to do some trimming yesterday. We've had a vet out and they've been wormed and vaccinations," said Melanie Deaeth, Founder and President of True Blue Animal Rescue.

The folks at True Blue Animal Rescue tell us all these horses need to gain a few hundred pounds and they believe the neglect happened over a period of years.

"Most of 'em are fairly young and I don't think it'd take much to train 'em and make 'em a nice riding horse," said Deaeth.

T-BAR is working on finding foster families for the horses including this one that is blind and tells us they will most likely adopt out at a cost between $300 and $400 depending on what they've spent on vet bills so far.

"All 15 horses and they were running with the stallions so we might be looking at babies born soon too," added Deaeth.

It's unclear if the owner of the horses will face charges for animal cruelty.

We were unable to get in contact with the owner of the horses.

T-BAR is also looking for people to donate items including money and other supplies.

*Previous Story*
15 horses have been seized from a property in Washington County after allegations of neglect.

True Blue Animal Rescue has been awarded temporary custody after the horses were seized from a property off Brandt Road.

Melanie Deaeth with True Blue tells us three horses were found dead on the property while these 15 were being neglected with lack of food and medical care.

T-BAR is looking for prospective adoptive families as well as food donations to help rehabilitate the animals.

Donations can be sent by mail to:

T-BAR
P.O. Box 1107
Brenham, TX 77834


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