Posted: Oct 4, 2012 5:42 PM by Mia Gordon - email@example.com
Updated: Oct 4, 2012 8:47 PM
ROBSTOWN - We have some new information on the horses that were found malnurished in Robstown on Monday.
As we reported, around 20 horses were found in pretty bad condition, two were dead.
Robstown Animal Control and a veterniarian went to investigate the horses and ptu them on an all hay diet.
Those horses were examined today and authorities met with the owner.
For the first time since our report Monday, we were able to catch up with the owner and he was pretty upset.
Sam Ruegg, the owner of the horses, left on Monday for his estranged wife's funeral. While on the road he got the news that two of his horses were dead, and now there was an investigation as to whether or not he was taking proper care of his other 20 horses.
He told us this has been one of the toughest times of his life, losing the two things that matter most, two of his horses, and his wife.
He told us he had some financial troubles and wasn't able to take care of the horses as well as he would of liked, but they stil meant everything to him and he doesn't want to lose them
But losing them just might happen. Jason Garcia with Robstown Aniaml Control says the city is in charge of the horses, and a court date this coming week will decide it if it will stay that way.
Garcia says, "What I am hoping is that these horses are in better condition then when we found them. And when I say better condition I mean that they are able to go to homes and life their lives comfortably."
This afternoon a veterinarian came out to re-evaluate the horses, and because of the investigation wouldn't update us on their condition. We are told that the horses, who have been on an a strict all hay diet, can start eating some feed.
But right now the number one thing on everyone's midn is getting the horses healthy again.
Garcia says, "Since we started the investigation on Monday, it's really hard to tell if they have gotten better or worse. We will wait a few weeks and then we will be able to see a difference if any. Helping the horses is our number one concern."
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