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Horses removed from Lee County pasture, woman charged with animal neglect

Using a seizure order, they removed the three living horses and took them to another location for medical testing and care.

Posted: Feb 6, 2020 1:33 PM
Updated: Feb 6, 2020 5:00 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Three horses were removed Thursday from a pasture in Lee County after someone reported the horses were being neglected.

According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Department, deputies were notified about the situation Wednesday.

The pasture is located on County Road 1057 in central Lee County.

Officers were notified about the situation Wednesday. | Source: Lee County Sheriff's Department

The three living horses were taken to another location for medical testing and care. | Source: Lee County Sheriff's Department

Deputies and personnel from the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society went to the property on County Road 1057 Thursday. The location is near Lake Piomingo in central Lee County.

Using a seizure order, they removed the three living horses and took them to another location for medical testing and care.

Deputies found one dead horse on the property. The horse appeared to have died from a lack of care and neglect, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

The Sheriff’s Department charged the owner, Maridee Glidwell, 44, with four counts of animal neglect.

The Tupelo-Lee Humane Society is accepting applications to foster the horses. Anyone who wants to apply can send an email to foster@tupeloleehumane.org.

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