Horses Removed from Houston, Texas, Neighborhood

Eight allegedly malnourished horses from four locations within a single neighborhood are receiving rehabilitative care.
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Several horses are receiving rehabilitative care from the Houston, Texas, Humane Society after being removed from properties in that city’s Acres Homes neighborhood.

Humane society spokeswoman Monica Schmidt said three horses were found dead on properties in Acres Homes on Jan. 9. Necropsies on two of those horses indicated the animals died of malnutrition, Schmidt said.

Another horse named Monty was found collapsed in the roadway, she said.

“The Houston police captain was driving by and saw Monty collapse in the median strip,” Schmidt said. “He was 250 pounds underweight and could barely see and someone decided to ride him

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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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