Those Neglected Horses Rescued From Contra Costa County Ranch Are Doing Great
According to KTVU, which is crediting itself for saving the four horses' lives, the mares are gaining the weight they badly needed as well as getting the love and attention they need and want. The racing horses are regularly seeing a vet and generally enjoying their "new lease on life."
"They're just lovely ladies," said Carol Ormand, the horses' vet.
But in April, when they were rescued by Animal Care Services, the horses weren't so lovely -- just skin and protruding bones.
That's when Contra Costa County Animal Services finally intervened and removed the four horses from the El Sobrante ranch. Director Glenn Howell admitted he effed up by not responding to complaints sooner. He said he's sorry and that mistake won't happen again.
As for the horses' owner, 27-year-old Julio Cesar Nungaray-Guzman is in jail, and is currently being held by immigration authorities.
He pleaded not guilty to four felony counts.
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