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UPDATE: Harrison County Sheriff's Office Seizes 29 Horses From Enterprise Farm

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Update: 3/6/13

The Harrison County Sheriff's Department said five of the 29 horses seized from a farm in Enterprise on February 28 had to be euthanized.

The rest of the horses were adopted.

The sheriff's department said the horses were severely emaciated and living in poor conditions. Some of them also needed shots.

The sheriff's department seized the horses from the farm of Emily Rockwell who is not allowed to have animals on her property after pleading guilty to animal cruelty charges last month.

Update

The Harrison County Sheriff's Department seized 29 horses from Emily Virginia Rockwell's farm in Enterprise on Thursday afternoon.

Animal Control Officer Greg Scolapio said most of the animals were severely emaciated and living in very poor conditions. He said some of the animals were so starved they were eating through the structure they were living in. Horses were also in need of shots.

Rockwell was not allowed to have animals on her property because she was previously convicted on animal cruelty charges against dogs. She pleaded guilty to those charges in early February 2013.

The horses will be relocated to various parts of Harrison County and the surrounding area.

Charges for this incident are pending.


Original Story

The Harrison County Sheriff's Department is investigating a farm in Enterprise after two dead horses were discovered there.

The Humane Officer said the owner of the farm was not allowed to have any animals on the property because of prior animal cruelty convictions.

Other horses and animals may be seized from that property.

Charges are pending and multiple people could be facing those charges.

We will provide update when they become available.