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Ten Horses Seized from Home in Seaford

 SEAFORD, Del.- Ten horses were taken from a property on Neals School Road in Seaford Wednesday.

Kevin Usilton, executive director for the First State Animal Center and SPCA said Delaware animal care and control has been working with the rescue organization for about three weeks since there was a complaint about skinny horses on the property. He said the owner was given the opportunity to surrender the animals, but did not.

“So we arranged with the Attorney general, we got a search warrant to come out to the property. When we came out, we educated the owner. We had a vet come to examine the animals. Two of the animals were found in immediate danger of death because of starvation,” said Usilton.

Overall, the horses were found in various states of malnutrition and bad living conditions with feces in the barn, according to Usilton.

The owner declined to talk to WBOC and did not want our cameras to see the conditions.

Usilton says the SPCA will hand over the veterinarian's notes within 48 hours to file charges against the owner, who will then be arrested and arraigned on various animal cruelty charges.

For now, the horses are under the care of the First State Animal center and SPCA in Camden, Delaware. Usilton says there they will be given veterinarian care, feed, water and nourishment in order to be brought up to a standard where they can be adopted by loving families.

For more information about the First State Animal Center and SPCA, visit http://www.fsac-spca.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/FirstStateAnimalCenter

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