On January 4th, Nevada County Animal Control was alerted to conduct a welfare check on horses that were located in the 22000 block of Swenson Ravine in Nevada County. The property owner advised that their tenant had asked if another person could place a half dozen horses at the property, to which the property owner agreed. The property owner, who does not live at the location, was later notified by neighbors that there were 41 horses on the property, without food, and they were breaking out and causing damage. Arrangements were made for ownership of the horses to transfer to Sammies’ Friends and Horses Plus Humane Society in Bangor agreed to take the animals and care for them until they could be adopted.
Nevada County Sheriff’s Sgt. Sam Brown who oversees County Animal Control says they had a hard time rounding up the horses to trailer them to Bangor.
A lot of good people volunteered their vehicles and horse trailers to get the horses to their new home.
Brown says Animal Control cared for the horses for a little over a week and during that time collected more than $2,000 in bills.