Treatment of Horses Probed

By: Rachel Alig Email
By: Rachel Alig Email

Allegations of animal mistreatment and abuse have been made against a Neshoba County horse farm.

There are dozens of horses on the property, located just north of Collinsville.

Neshoba County officials say they're investigating whether or not some of the horses have been mistreated or killed.

This comes after someone who was recently on the property filed a complaint with investigators.

Tammy Woods works for Coyote Hills Stables in Chunky. On Monday, she was arrested for trespassing while looking into a suspected case of animal cruelty.

Woods says the person who filed the charges is not the owner of that land and the actual person who had power of attorney gave her permission to enter.

Woods said she was there to photograph the reportedly poor, living conditions of horses. She says what she found was disturbing.

"A lot of them looked skinny. A lot of them, they had cuts and scars on their eyes and face," said Wood. "And walking around, I noticed there wasn't any fresh water for the horses to be drinking, because all of his water buckets or barrels had gun shot holes through them."

Woods is pressing charges on eleven counts of animal cruelty. She says she found eleven horse skulls near the individual's home with gunshot wounds.

Investigators with the Neshoba County Sheriff's Department are still investigating this case.


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  • by Tammy on May 11, 2010 at 12:02 AM
    This probly to late I hope not if you still need help please call Kim at 601-490-0655 and we will do our best to end this
  • by anonymous Location: lauderdale on Mar 25, 2010 at 09:00 PM
    I know of a situation right now with some horses that are literally staving to death they have not had adequate care since these people got them, who can i call for help to do something about it? This is in another county close by. Please let me know? I would really like to get some help for them soon as possible. It's a sad situation. I guess the owners think no one is paying attention to them but the whole community is talking about it. But no one is doing anything about it. Please help me!!!
  • by I Know on Mar 24, 2010 at 07:24 AM
    Hazel, Dewayne, quit worrying about Beth and her horses. You know she takes care of them, so quit trying to hide behind your alias and try to start acting like adults. I think y'all have enough on your plate with out worrying about her. And besides the issue is not with her,but with David and his cruelty to his horses and his dogs. Yes I know y'all have a problem with beth, but this is not about you, its about the horses.
  • by Tammy Location: east ms on Mar 23, 2010 at 01:09 AM
    we decided to go and check on other horse not in question but in regaurdes to Beth's horse looked fine got her daily schedule of care for the horse's concern but the concern is still for the one's in Union, That is or concern for now.Let's Deal with those who may be shot just cause...
  • by citizen on Mar 22, 2010 at 01:46 AM
    If anyone has seen Beth Howards horses lately she is not one to be judging anyone. She has had several calls made upon herself reguarding the well being of her own. How can someone say they can't afford to feed them but then get 4 more ponies to throw out front for everyone to see. There is a problem with everything.
  • by JANE Location: MS on Mar 21, 2010 at 01:15 PM
    ALL people who neglect and abuse animals need to open their Bibles and read Proverbs 12:10. I bet they are too busy playing the part in church on Sunday. That's OK, they will attempt to explain to HIM one day....That's when they will pay for harming GOD's wonderful creations.
  • by Tammy on Mar 21, 2010 at 02:00 AM
    why are u bring up personal stuff up when the main consern is for the living creatures out there. i heard u mention David Russell name they all say he is crazy
  • by jimmie Location: philadelphia ms on Mar 20, 2010 at 07:29 PM
    this man that owns these horses ARE abusing them. i have seen these horses and the living conditions first hand. and a pig would cringe in the filth!! this is the same man that shot "in the air" at a shoplifter at walmart. he is crazy!! he wears a gun on his hip like he is a officer when he is nothing but a drug user. he cares nothing about these horse. but he will fight (possibly) hurt you to keep them. how do i know? i have come in contact with him and others at the court house when he was taking to court several times about this matter and about others. these horses should be taking away from this man. he shouldnt be able to raise a flea!! cudos to anyone who tries to help. he should be put away for this cruelty. and as for traspassing?? i heard that he got his nephew, his nephews wife and his own sister arrested for traspassing also. wow what a family!!!
  • by Anonymous Location: Jackson ,MS on Mar 20, 2010 at 07:05 PM
    Chunky: I live in Jackson, I've been Coyote Hills twice in 3 months to help with the rescue horses, I will be there tomorrow to help again. Why don't you come out and lend a hand since your such a horse person. I can leave my horses for a few hours and drive to give a helping hand.
  • by Anonymous Location: chunky on Mar 20, 2010 at 06:52 PM
    Hey chunky, Why don't you tell the man that has the two bone-___ horses next to the ranch to start feeding his horses, they have just about ate the fence down. I go over there and cut the weeds for those poor horses. They are bone ___ thin, and who will do anything about them. Go out there and see if there is ANY water anywhere for that horse. And you want to _____ at us for saving horses lives, What about the other guy standing in his yard shooting a shot gun at kids while they are riding their horses in chunky. I can't tell you how many times we've called newton county sheriff. And again, you want to _____ as us for saving a horse.
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