Horse cruelty and abuse in Henry county
3 wanted in mistreatment of 22 horses found at Henry County property
On 2/24/2020 the Henry County Police Department was notified by Henry County Animal Control of approximately 22 malnourished and mistreated horses on King Mill Rd in McDonough, GA 30252. The Henry County Police Criminal Investigation Division began investigating the incident and warrants have been issued for the three suspects who are responsible for the current state of the horses in question.
The Henry County Police Department is asking the public to please contact Henry County Animal Control or the GA Equine Rescue League if they wish to donate feed or supplies to care for the horses.
Please do not go to the property on King Mill Rd, to feed the horses, they are under a strict feeding schedule by a Veterinarian. Extra food could cause harm to the horses. Also, please do not trespass on the property, it is private property.
Animal control officials are overseeing the welfare of the horses with the help of other local and state organizations, Lee said.
Lee said those who wish to help the horses should donate to animal control instead of trespassing on private property to feed them directly. Monetary donations can be made to the Georgia Equine Rescue League or Canine Pet Rescue.
The surviving horses are being fed 3 times a day with senior feed and the best alfalfa available. They are all improving but still have a long road to a total recovery. I honestly do not think that 2 of them could have survived much longer. Volunteers are cleaning stalls, feeding, and grooming these beautiful souls. They are all sweet horses and will be looking for loving homes in the future.