Thursday, May 28, 2015

Florida: Authorities Seize Three Starving Horses Near Century from John Grimes

FLORIDA -- Authorities seized three severely malnourished horses from John Grimes near Century Wednesday afternoon.

Escambia County Animal Control, Panhandle Equine Rescue and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office seized the horses from a property in the 2500 block of Highway 168, near Shaw Road.

“All of the horses were thin, two of them were emaciated. “They didn’t have anything to eat, and they were in really bad shape,” PER President Diane Lowery said. “I’m really glad we have them now, and they will be able to get the care that they need…it will be a long road for all three of them.”

The mare — now named Lisa, Grace and Hope — will be rehabilitated by PER.
Meanwhile, the law enforcement investigation into the incident, with evidence to be turned over to the State Attorney’s Office.

“People need to know that if they are not feeding and taking care of their horses they are going to have to deal with a judge,” Lowery said.

The only horse rescue in Escambia County, Panhandle Equine Rescue was founded by a small group of concerned citizens with a mission to rescue, rehabilitate and provide adoption services for abused, neglected and abandoned equines. PER is authorized by the court system to investigate equine cruelty in Escambia County.

( - May 28, 2015)