Harford animal control seizes horses, ponies, pigs, charges owners with neglect; owners sue county

published 30.07.2020 22:29

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The horse rescue began making preparations to transport the animals, while animal control officers found a bucket to give them water.

Both horses stood by the water trough and were attempting to drink, according to documents.Carrington said the horses’ trough was empty because he was going to clean it out.The pen containing two ponies, the documents state, had no hay in it either.

According to the documents, animal control officers went to an address in the 4300 block of Conowingo Road on the morning of July 16 to seize two horses, two ponies and two pigs with help from Dead End Farm Horse Rescue.

Harford County animal control officers seized seven animals from a Darlington address, charging their owners with failing to provide food and water, according to documents filed in district court.Logan Carrington and Danielle Mauk are charged with seven misdemeanor counts each of animal cruelty: failure to provide, document show.

Another male pig’s accommodations were the same, according to the documents.Carrington said the horses had water troughs in their areas and the muddy water was for the pigs to wallow in to keep cool.While waiting, the animal control officers also found a filly in another pen — with dirty water and little food — that they did not previously noticed, the documents state.

by James Whitlow from baltimoresun.com

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