CAMP COUNTY – More than 150 horses were seized from Scarlet’s Legacy Equine Rescue and are currently being cared for by another rescue organization, according to the Camp County Sheriff’s Office.
After multiple calls and complaints regarding dead horses on the property last fall, the Scarlet’s Legacy Equine Rescue has been keeping their eye on the situation.
Images of the rescue property were taken by deputies which led them to begin an investigation.
“We could tell that while in the care, custody and control of Ms. Tierney that they had went down in health,” stated Chief Deputy Chris Clark.
Described as one of the largest animal seizures in the county, 159 horses were rescued from the location at the end of June and were taken to Safe Haven Equine Rescue where officials believe they will receive the medical attention they require.
The Scarlet’s Legacy Equine Rescue president was arrested and faces five charges of animal cruelty.
Safe Haven Equine Rescue has said that they have spent over $1,000 on feed for the horses included in the seizure and are welcoming any donations via their website at safehavenequinerescue.com