The owner of 15 horses will not be allowed to recover the rescued animals that were removed from her Abilene property this month.
A judge decided Lisa Ezell does not have adequate resources to care for the horses.
The horses, seized July 18, will be placed with the Abilene animal shelter and made available for adoption.
Judge Ronnie Doan also ruled Tuesday that Ezell must pay the city nearly $2,300 for the cost and care of the horses during the 10 days after their seizure.
Ezell has said she rescues horses and recently acquired the animals when they were in poor condition.
An animal control officer visited the property July 16. The horses were seized two days later.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.