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MALNOURISHED HORSES
(2007-12-10)
(wgvu) - JACKSON COUNTY IS TAKING A BUDGET HIT
AFTER TENDING TO MORE THAN 80 HORSES SEIZED LAST SPRING IN AN
ANIMAL CRUELTY INVESTIGATION.
OFFICIALS SAY THAT AS OF NOVEMBER 30TH, OVERTIME WAGES FOR
COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL EMPLOYEES TOTALED NEARLY 400 PERCENT OF THE
AMOUNT BUDGETED FOR 2007.
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS THIS WEEK WILL CONSIDER TRANSFERRING MORE
THAN 100,000 DOLLARS FROM ITS 400,000-DOLLAR CONTINGENCY FUND TO
COVER THE EXPENSES.
ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICIALS IN MARCH RAIDED A HORSE FARM IN GRASS
LAKE TOWNSHIP, ABOUT 65 MILES WEST OF DETROIT. THEY FOUND 69 HORSES
LIVING IN FILTHY CONDITIONS. ONE HAD TO BE EUTHANIZED.
THE OWNER AND MANAGER OF THE FARM ARE FACING FELONY ANIMAL
TORTURE CHARGES.

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