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Neglected Horses Find Permanent Homes

By: Blaine Tolison Email
By: Blaine Tolison Email

A farm outside of Marianna, Florida was the home of 28 starving and sick horses--some died and many were on a slow road to the same fate. The man who owned them said he fell on hard times and could no longer feed them, despite being offered help from friends.

Since then, the owner was arrested and the horses were put in foster care. Last week, a judge made a ruling, saying the families that fostered the horses would be allowed to keep them. Pam and Bill Houmere, who spent five quality weeks getting their horses healthy, were more than happy about the announcement.

More than eight other people in Tallahassee and surrounding areas took in many of the horses. Tom Johnson who neglected them was told by the judge he could contact the caretakers about getting his horses back. "By reimbursing us for having them, but as far as I know, no body that I have been able to contact at any of the other fosters is very interested in talking to Mr. Johnson at all." said Pam Houmere.

Many of the 28 neglected horses were also taken West of Tallahassee and brought back to health.


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