Video: 17 horses and more than 250 other animals were seized from a Florida Equine Rescue. The majority of the animals were dogs.
“Their kibble is just thrown down on hard-packed feces. There’s a female that looks like she’s had a recent litter that is laying in a hole she’s dug out for herself,” Joan Ellis of Second Chance Boxer Rescue said.
The horses are now being cared for at Whispering Ranches. “This is a lot of neglect. I mean a lot,” said Whispering Ranches owner Beth Shuttlewort
So far no arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing. If you have food or supplies to donate to the animals, call the Sheriff’s Office at 941-747-3011, ext. 1151. For adoption questions, call Manatee County Animal Services.