Weatherford Democrat

Top News

June 21, 2013

Two horses in Springtown seized in reported neglect case

Officers say Arabian stallion badly malnourished, dehydrated and injured

SPRINGTOWN – Parker County Sheriff’s Office animal control officers responded to a call in the 3000 block of Agnes Circle in Springtown Wednesday after a concerned citizen reported a horse had injured itself by attempting to jump through the fence and had wandering onto her property.

 

Animal control officers discovered a gray Arabian stallion that they said was obviously malnourished, dehydrated and had suffered multiple scrapes and several deep cuts that were infected.

 

The horse was immediately transported to a local veterinarian for treatment. The horse’s condition was considered extreme due to its injuries and malnourished state. Veterinarian staff reported the horse, dubbed “Sam,” is expected to survive but is on antibiotics and medications to manage its pain.

 

Animal control officers discovered Sam had escaped from a nearby property, where another horse was located. Officers obtained a warrant for the property and seized the second horse, a black gelding, nick-named “Jack,” for safe keeping.

 

Jack will undergo a veterinarian’s evaluation today and is suspected to be slightly malnourished. Jack was discovered with cacti embedded in his facial area, but was not otherwise injured. Jack does not appear to be as malnourished as Sam.

 

Officers reported the property where the horses were located had only a single rotten bale of hay. The only water source on the property was a small stock tank that was very low and appeared stagnant.

 

At this time, no one has come forward to claim either horse. Animal control officers are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying Sam and Jack and their possible owners. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Parker County Sheriff’s Office at (817) 594-8845.

 

Sheriff Larry Fowler said this is the second horse neglect case within a week.

 

“We can not stress the importance of taking proper care of animals,” Fowler said. “The heat of summer requires extra care and attention which horses need. We caution all animal owners to provide adequate food, shelter and a constant clean water source for all animals.”

 

Sheriff Fowler also encourages the public to contact authorities if animal neglect is suspected.

1
Text Only
Top News
  • Animal shelter throwing a party

    The Weatherford Parker County Animal Shelter made a promise to its staff, volunteers and rescues that if the shelter was able to achieve a 90 percent live release rate by the end of March, the shelter would throw a community-wide party to celebrate its accomplishments.

    April 16, 2014

  • Veterans Memorial Rendering.jpg Cabin fever

    Weatherford Parks and Recreation officials are looking to renovate two areas to make them more user friendly.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0416 loc WISD new HR director.jpg Chapman named WISD’s new Human Resources director

    Members of the Weatherford ISD Board of Trustees last week approved Monty Chapman as the district’s new executive director of Human Resources.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Parker County man killed in single-vehicle wreck

    A 60-year-old Parker County man was killed around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in a one-vehicle crash in the 2100 block of FM Road 3325, also known as Farmer Road.

    April 15, 2014

  • IMG_6890.jpg WC’s new Allied Health Building nears completion

    Construction crews are in high swing as the completion date for Weatherford College’s new Don Allen Allied Health Building nears.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • easter eggs.jpg EXTENSION NEWS: Enjoy Easter eggs safely

    Eggs have been used to celebrate spring festivals for centuries. Immigrant settlers brought symbolic Easter rabbits and colored eggs to America. Since then, Easter egg hunts have been beloved by children everywhere.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • VETERANS’ CORNER: Women on subs? Navy exploring the possibility

    The United States Navy is surveying enlisted women and to gauge those interested in volunteering for submarine force duty.

    April 13, 2014

  • Biz Index 1.jpg A Little Bit of Everything

    Kris Hurley and Natalie Mynar know a “Little Bit of Everything.” They should, as it’s their business to.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • MILLSAP MATTERS: Log Cabin Days approaches

    MILLSAP – With the spring temperatures, folks around here are preparing for one of the biggest yearly events that our whole community comes together around. Many plans are in the works for the Millsap Log Cabin Day Festival.

    April 13, 2014

  • 0413 loc master gardener Aphids.jpg ASK A MASTER GARDENER: More aphids, more problems

    Aphids are tiny insects that congregate on the bottom side of leaves and suck the fluid out of your plants. Almost every plant has one or more aphid species that occasionally feed on it.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

Must Read
Top News
House Ads
AP Video
Poll

The City of Weatherford is considering an ordinance that would ban smoking inside restaurants and enclosed areas where food is prepared, sold or consumed. Do you agree with this proposal?

Yes
No
Undecided
Don't care
     View Results