Authorities investigating animal cruelty case in Splendora

Two horses - one living and one deceased - were seized from a Splendora property on Wednesday.

Deputies in Montgomery County seized two horses Wednesday from a property on the 15600 block of W. Relza Dr. in Splendora. Acting on a tip that two horses were being cruelly treated at the property, deputies went to the home and reportedly found that one of the two horses had collapsed and could no longer stand.

“A Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Livestock Deputy, and representatives from the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) were also contacted to evaluate the condition of the animals. Unfortunately, the horse that could no longer stand died shortly thereafter,” a statement from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reads.

A seizure warrant for the animals was obtained and served. The living and deceased horses were removed from the property, and custody was transferred to the SPCA.

“The living horse will be evaluated by staff vets, and a necropsy will be performed on the deceased horse to determine why it was in the condition it was found in. Cruelty charges will be pending at the outcome of the seizure hearing,” the MCSO statement continues.

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