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.
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.