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Authorities seize starving horse

September 19th, 2013 - 5:23am

(Port Angeles) A severely underweight horse is recovering after being seized in a warrant service on Black Diamond Road by sheriff's deputies last week.

Deputies investigated the case after receiving reports about the horse.

The horse is now under the protection of the Sheriff's Office and being treated at a secure location.

Second-degree animal cruelty charges are pending against the owner.

Animal control officer Tracey Kellas says the horse's condition is improving, but still guarded.

The sheriff's office takes many Animal Control related calls throughout the year, some involving the seizure and care of larger animals.

The budget for care of these animals is extremely limited.

If you would like to donate to the care of the horse, you can make a donation at any First Federal location under Animal Rescue. 091813 Tracey Kellas 2 :10 .vaccines and worming. Donations can also be dropped off at the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society at 2105 Highway 101 West or a credit card donation can be made by phone at 457-8206. Please specify it is for the animal rescue fund. All donations are tax-deductible.


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