Horses found dead near Goobertown

GOOBERTOWN, AR (KAIT) –  On Wednesday afternoon, Craighead County Sheriff's deputies discovered two horses dead near Goobertown.

The horses were found in a field off Craighead County Road 793.

Wannda Turner with Northeast Arkansans for Animals says the property owner has been out of town for a month.  Apparently he had not made arrangements with anyone to take care of the horses while he was away.

The owner apparently told Turner the dead horses did not belong to him.  Turner says he had been taking care of the horses for about a year.

Seven other horses were in the same pasture.  Turner said they were in "relatively good shape, but considerably dehydrated."

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