- South Carolina, USA -
The Horry County Police Department said that two women are facing charges in connection with an ongoing animal care and neglect case.
According to police, twenty emaciated horses were seized from a location in the 5000 block of Highway 76 near Nichols.
Horry County Animal Care Center wrote in a Facebook post that sadly, “Two of the gentle giants had to be humanely euthanized due to their conditions. The others were transported to our facility, where they can receive needed care and treatment.”
Police said that ANGELA NESTER, “owner” of sixteen of the horses, was issued sixteen citations for animal cruelty, and ELKA CARTER, “owner” of four of the horses, was issued four citations for animal cruelty.
Horry County Animal Care Center also wrote: “While we are not used to having so many large animals at once, our staff has been working long hours with big hearts and open minds to provide for these horses, and we will continue to do so.”
As you can imagine, Horry County Animal Care Center now needs help in obtaining feed and care items.
The rescue explained that many horse-related items are not available on Amazon directly, so they added to the Amazon list Tractor Supply gift cards.
That way staff will be able to buy feed locally.
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The horses are not available for adoption at this time as the investigation is ongoing.
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Pictures shared from Horry County Animal Care Center.