Posted by Paige Bresky - email
WELLINGTON, FL (WFLX) - Several horses were found severely neglected in Wellington. The homeowner was out of the country and left his house with some family members.
The family was legally breeding horses on the property until it became too expensive, so new tenants moved in.
According to Animal Care and Control, the new tenants were supposed to be caring for the horses on the property, but when the homeowner returned, he found 10 neglected horses and called Animal Care.
When Animal Care arrived, he voluntarily surrendered six horses and kept four. Several horses are extremely under weight.
A female horse has an infected bite wound and other open wounds which are believed to be from repeated breeding with aggressive stallions.
She is also very skinny.
Animal Care is reaching out for supplies to rescue the horses, but the current economic climate is making it very difficult.
Animal Care rarely takes horses, but the horses were in dire need of the care.