|Last ten horses adopted|
|Friday, 25 January 2013 12:23|
Pennington County Sheriff Kevin Thom says the horses had been neglected and suffered from a lack of feed and overall malnourishment. Thom says his office called on the community to help care for the horses and the community stepped up. Sheriff Thom says, "The support was very gratifying. We had people reach out from not just Pennington County and Rapid City, but from around the region, around the state and actually across the country, and they offered support and it was very gratifying."Thom says the individuals who were caring for the horses, Donald and Terry Harwood, turned themselves in to police today and are now out on bond.The two face 10 counts of inhumane treatment of animals ... which is a class one misdemeanor.Each count carries a possible penalty of one year in jail and a two-thousand dollar fine. Thom says his office will also ask the court for restitution as he said the county paid about four to five thousand dollars on feed and other supplies for the animals.