Horse down on Gregg Hollow Road, Washington County. (Lee Talbert/Johnson City Press)
A Jonesborough man is facing an animal cruelty charge related to a horse he owned that died from poor upkeep.
Animal Control Officer Wayne Thomas confirmed he began an investigation about a sick horse at 101 Holland Road, Jonesborough, this week after the Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter received a call about the animal.
Thomas said he went to the location Monday and found the 7-year-old sorrel stud down and unable to get up. He said the horse was in a corral with no shade. He ordered the owner, Jeremy Quillen, to put up a tarp to shade the horse.
Read more at the Johnson City Press.