Top stories of 2019: Animal control seizes nine malnourished horses

Published 5:31 pm Tuesday, December 31, 2019

In January, the city of Vicksburg Animal Control seized nine malnourished and neglected horses on property on Standard Hill Road. Those horses seized included two foals, only about six months old. The most malnourished of the bunch was the nursing mother of one of the foals. 

In The Post’s reporting, the owner of the horses lives in Chicago but had hired someone as the caretaker of the horses. That person either did not know how to care for the horses or simply did not care for them, Vicksburg Animal Control Director Kacie Lindsey said at the time.

Lindsey secured a seizure order under state law and is pressing charges against the caretaker, who she would not name.

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The first horse seized, in addition to being malnourished, suffered from ligament and tendon injuries, as well as rope burns.