For Immediate Release
July 22, 2021

MCTXSheriff Livestock Unit Seize Malnourished, Injured Horses

On July 8, 2021, Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Livestock Unit opened an investigation into a report of 5 malnourished horses at a residence in the 15000 block of Magnolia Park in Conroe, Texas. After the initial investigation, Deputies provided the owner with instructions about the needed care for the horses’ poor health and injuries.

During a follow-up investigation on July 21, Deputies discovered the owner failed to obtain the necessary veterinarian care for the horses. As a result, a temporary seizure of the horses took effect. The Houston SPCA assisted the Livestock Unit by taking 3 of the horses in worst condition as they needed 24-hour veterinarian care for several days. The Livestock Unit relocated the remaining horses to the Sheriff’s Office impound so they can receive a veterinarian exam and proper nutrition, pending the outcome of the seizure hearing.

As a reminder, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Livestock Unit is available to assist the horse owners of Montgomery County. The Livestock Unit is available to provide training and experience, coupled with the resources to evaluate your horse, the feeding regiment, and your property. This service will assist you with formulating a plan to help you maintain the health of your horse. If you need the Livestock Unit’s assistance, please contact 936-760-5800 option 3.

Malnourished horse 1  Malnourished horse 2 - side view

Malnourished horse 3 - side view  Malnourished horse 4 - front side view

Information Source
Specialist Lee Knudsen
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
Administrative Services Division

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