18 horses seized from Pearl River County farm

18 horses seized from Pearl River County farm

PEARL RIVER COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Pearl River County Sheriff's deputies seized 18 horses from a farm in the Nicholson community on Wednesday.

According to authorities, the animals have been neglected. Deputy Danny Joe Slade says the owner of the horses is unable to properly care for the animals, and has been working closely with officials.

"There were 34 horses on the property. Eighteen had to be removed for their health and safety. Some are sick, all 18 are in pretty bad shape," Slade said.

Deputies obtained a court order Wednesday to remove the horses. The animals will be housed at the Pearl River County Fairground in Poplarville, where a veterinarian will check horses and get them proper food and water.

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