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Decomposed Body Of Horse Found Hanging From Garage Rafters

Reported by: Send eMail Sean Delancey
Reported: Jul. 12, 2014 10:29 PM EDT
Updated: Jul. 12, 2014 11:23 PM EDT
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Dead Horse Found
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Mason County , West Virginia

A worker hired to clean a yard at the Bear Ridge South subdivision in Mason County found the body of a horse inside a garage.

Neighbors said they are appalled by how it appears the horse died.

Heavily decayed and hanging from the rafters - that's the condition in which one man, who didn't want to be identified, said he found a horse in the garage while he was cleaning the property.

He said also found the bodies of two dogs stuffed into trash bags out back.

People living in the area are disgusted.

"I have horses. I have dogs,” Samantha Jo Moore said. “I don't want someone running around my house doing that to my animals."

From prairie dogs to your run of the mill dogs, Moore's family has saved dozens of animals from all over the state, like their horse, Loverboy.

Moore's family lives just down the street from where the alleged animal abuse was uncovered, and she said she had seen the horse before.

"If they could do that to an animal, that's pretty cold blooded,” she said. “I mean, the horse was healthy when I saw it."

The Cabell-Wayne Animal Control investigated before finding out the property is actually just over the county line in Mason County.

They said the homeowner was bedridden, and under constant care from an assistant.

The worker who came to clean the home said he took pictures of the inside six months ago, which showed trash all over the home and feces covering the floor.

"For him to live like that is terrifying,” Moore said. “Just to know that someone lived like that scares me, because they can't help themselves."
Cabell-Wayne Animal control has turned the case over to Mason County.

"Hopefully, they'll do a really good job of finding out why there's a complete animal hanging in a garage," Phillip Hickey, of Cabell-Wayne, said.

Moore said she wants someone held accountable.

"I just think it's gruesome,” she said. “I couldn't imagine someone doing that."

Mason County Animal Control is expected to begin their investigation within the next couple of days.



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