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Georgia Man Charged in Foal Death

A pair of allegedly maltreated adult horses were also found on the property.

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A Georgia man is facing charges after a foal was found dead on his Murray County property. A pair of allegedly maltreated adult horses were also found there.

A report from the Murray County Sheriff’s Office said law enforcement personnel responded to a call about maltreated horses on John Frank Palmer’s property on April 5. Upon arrival, deputies discovered an adult horse tied to a tree who appeared to be malnourished and in need of veterinary treatment for sores on the back and both sides, the report said. Another allegedly maltreated horse was also found.

A “very small” dead foal was found lying on barbed wire rounds; the animal appeared to be have been dead for about two days, the report said.

“The foal also looked very malnourished and the animal showed signs that the animal had not been taken care of for a while,” the report

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Pat Raia is a veteran journalist who enjoys covering equine welfare, industry, and news. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Tennessee Walking Horse, Sonny.

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