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Pair of emaciated horses taken from Florida property

Peaceful Ridge Rescue president Victor Cutino looks at a black thoroughbred mare his employees named Lucky.

Peaceful Ridge Rescue president Victor Cutino looks at a black thoroughbred mare his employees named Lucky.

Two emaciated horses are now in the care of a Florida charity after being confiscated by deputies from the Broward County Sheriff’s office in southern Florida.

Deputies seized the animals on Monday after receiving tips from concerned citizens in Southwest Ranches.

The owner told deputies he could no longer care for them.

The horses have since been named Lucky and Tass.

They have been turned over to Peaceful Ridge Rescue, a non-profit organization that stepped forward to care for them.

Detectives with the Special Victims Unit of the Sheriff’s Office are investigating to determine what led to the horses’ condition.

Detectives say the alert residents who phoned in tips about the horses did the right thing, and they encouraged anyone who encountered abused or neglected animals to contact law enforcement.

The horse at greatest risk because of her condition is Lucky, a thoroughbred mare. The gelding pony, Tass, is in slightly better order.

Victor Cutino, who runs Peaceful Ridge Rescue, is hopeful the pair can recover, but the rehabilitation will take months.

Those wishing to support Peaceful Ridge Rescue can do so at its website. Its page for donations is here. 

A Peaceful Ridge Rescue employee moves a gelding pony dubbed Tass.

A Peaceful Ridge Rescue employee moves a gelding pony dubbed Tass.

Victor Cutino with Lucky.

Victor Cutino with Lucky.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. smokeysdad says:

    How does anyone allow animals in their care to suffer through this? If he could no longer care for them call a damn rescue. It’s no shame to do the right thing!

    In the mean time I hope there is some punishment dealt the owner for his cruelty. It needs to be severe enough to make others think about the ramifications should they find themselves in the same situation.

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