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Three arrested after emaciated horses found in Jonesborough field

July 17th, 2013 8:12 am by Kayla Carter, NET News Service

Three arrested after emaciated horses found in Jonesborough field

Four horses were moved from a Jonesborough field on Tuesday after the owners were arrested on charges of cruelty on Monday. (Lee Talbert/Johnson City Press)

Four horses were removed from a Jonesborough field on Tuesday afternoon after Washington County/Johnson City Animal Control Officer Wayne Thomas found four emaciated animals out of a total of five involved in a cruelty case initiated on July 9, according to court documents.

“Right now they are being removed for their own safety to make sure they are cared for properly,” Thomas said. “At this time, they still belong to the respective owners. We are just removing them for their own safety.”

One of the horses had to be euthanized before the move and three people were arrested on charges of cruelty Monday.

Read more at the Johnson City Press.

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