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SPCA seeking information on alleged abandonment of a horse and a pony in Monterey County

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An anti-animal cruelty group has offered a $1,000 reward in connection with the alleged abandonment of a horse and a pony found thin and infested with ticks in a rural area Sunday in Monterey County, a spokesman said. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey County received a report Sunday of two horses wandering on Leafwood Road off of Paradise Road in the census-designated place of Prunedale, eight miles north of Salinas, said Beth Brookhouser, spokeswoman for the chapter.

“They were loose and not in a corral or pasture,” Brookhouser said. “Nobody in the area recognized them.” The horses, a 20-year-old bay gelding and a seven-year-old palomino mare, both were thin and suffering from tick infestation and poor dental health, Brookhouser said. “They could have walked a long way or someone drove them there and abandoned them,” Brookhouser said. “Someone probably abandoned them.”

Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 or CLICK HERE to send a confidential email tip, if you have any information that can help solve this crime.

Por favor llame la línea de Los Fugitivos en 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) o texto en 408-355-0999 o haga clic aquí para enviar un email a [email protected], si usted tiene alguna información que pueda ayudar a resolver este crimen.

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