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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