Neglected horse finds a new home - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Nick Kenney

Neglected horse finds a new home

An Action News 5 viewer upset about the treatment of horses in a pasture near her home recently contacted the Action News 5 Investigators.

Dana Bishop adopted a horse named Dumor after she rescued him from another pasture.

He was "very sweet and kind, but just clearly, totally neglected," she said.

Trainer Allyson Rogers cares for Dumor now. She said the horse is aged, yet unnaturally un-healthy.  He coat is covered in rain rot, his hooves are chipped and battered, and his frame is visible.

According to Rogers, Dumor has worms, and is more than 400 pounds underweight.
 
"It's just not really fathomable," she said. "I just don't understand it. He has feelings. He's a creature. He has a heart and a soul."

Within the past two years, Bishop claims, she has rescued two other horses from the very same pasture.  She contacted Fayette County authorities, but they said there is very little animal control officers can do about the situation.

Horse owners must their animal has access to hay and water.  If so, officials cannot confiscate any animals, and it is up to private owners to make their own adoption deals.

"I think there's a lot more to taking care of horses than just making sure they have a bale of hay and fresh water on the property," Rogers said.

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