Dewitt Deputies Save Neglected Horses

Four neglected horses are now in custody at a local livestock yard and being cared for by a Cuero veterinarian after the sheriffs office received a complaint Wednesday that the horses were being neglected here at this ranch at the intersection of Highway 87 and 72 in Cuero. During the Dewitt deputy’s investigation he found the horses looked malnourished. the horses were thin and underweight and appeared to be unkept. There was very little water and no food for the horses. These were the only animals on the property. Concerned citizens lended a helping hand by donating food and deputies fed the horses throughout Wednesday night.

“The horses for their age appeared to not have eaten for a while. they were very thin and appeared to be under weight,” Dewitt County Sheriff, Carl Bowen said. The sheriffs office Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Robinson took the horses from the property at 9:00 am Thursday. The case is still under investigation to determine the owner of the horses and if charges will be filed against the horse owner. The court hearing is scheduled for February. We’ll keep you updated as information is released to us.