Horse rescued after alleged case of neglect; Horse doing well at new home

Posted at 9:36 PM, Aug 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-09 00:55:50-04

A horse, skin and bones, rescued and recovering after complaints of neglect and abuse.

Last week we visited the horse in Okmulgee where it's owner told 2 Works for You he would surrender her so she could get proper care.

On Sunday, the white filly--still waiting for a name--found herself in a new home. Rescuers at Blaze's Tribute Equine Rescue have been treating cases like hers for 16 years.

The filly and her paint companion are very close, so their owner surrendered them together.

They're now in Jones, Okla. where,  Natalee Cross, rescue owner, says they're getting the best care.

She says the filly handled the trip well and is eating everything they give her. The paint is also improving.

In an affidavit signed by an Okmulgee vet last week, he stated the filly had underlying health issues and was a hazard to herself. H e says his was not a case of neglect, according to his signed statement.

On Wednesday, the rescue is calling in another vet to assess the animals and come up with a plan to improve their health.

We'll keep you posted.

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