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Two animal cruelty cases investigated in Adams County

An Adams County woman is being charged with cruelty to animals after eight horses in various stages of neglect and starvation were found on her farm in the West Union area.
An Adams County woman is being charged with cruelty to animals after eight horses in various stages of neglect and starvation were found on her farm in the West Union area.

Humane Society rescues seven horses, 17 dachshunds –

Story by Patricia Beech –
Photos provided by the Adams County Humane Society –

An Adams County woman is being charged with cruelty to animals after eight horses in various stages of neglect and starvation were found on her farm in the West Union area.
Acting on an anonymous tip, the Adams County Humane Society, in cooperation with the Ohio SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) removed seven of the horses from the property after a search warrant was served on the owner.
The horses were removed and taken to an undisclosed location by the Ohio SPCA.
“The horses were all in bad shape,” said Humane Agent Melissa Downs.  “The eighth horse died before rescue workers could remove it, and the rest were taken to an undisclosed location where they received veterinary care.”
According to Downs, the horses were in living in very poor conditions. “Bringing them back to a state of good health is going to be a long, drawn out process,” she said.
“Sometimes people just don’t understand what goes into taking care of an animal.”
Downs said it would require several thousand dollars to provide proper care for the horses. Anyone wishing to contribute to their care may do so by contacting the Human Society at (937) 544-8585 or by sending a check payable to the Adams County Humane Society at P.O. Box 245 in West Union.
Charges are also pending from a separate case last month when Downs responded to a complaint that several dogs had been abandoned in a residence in the Rome area.
“We were alerted that the people had vacated the home and left the animals behind,” she said. “There were 20 dachshunds and dachshund mixes and they  were all in very bad condition when we arrived, some were almost skeletal.”
According to Downs, investigators found one deceased dog in the house

One of the horses in a recent rescue attempt died, while seven were sent to an undisclosed location for care.
One of the horses in a recent rescue attempt died, while seven were sent to an undisclosed location for care.

Another two died after the rescue operation. None of the dogs were subsequently euthanized.
“The animals are all recuperating and have gained weight, but unfortunately some are pregnant and will soon be having babies,” she said. “We’re in the process of getting them fixed and fully vaccinated, and when they’re ready, we’ll begin adopting them out.”
Charges are also pending in this case.

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