Neglected Horses Begin Recovery - WICU12 HD WSEE Erie, PA News, Sports, Weather and Events

Neglected Horses Begin Recovery

Posted: Updated:

At first glance, some of the horses may look well fed. But look closer, you can see their ribs. And the round stomach? That's from parasites.

"Parasites is an issue, the skin... is an issue, and just the lack of nutrition I mean they've just basically been neglected," said Erin Lozowski, who works with the A.N.N.A. Shelter's horse rescue.

Dozens of horses seized from a Mercer County farm are just beginning the long process of recovery.

The A.N.N.A. horse rescue has taken 22 of them in.

You can see the bones sticking out of the three foals they've taken in. Some of the signs of neglect are on the surface, and some are internal.

"They have a skin condition called... rain rot, bad, just from being out all the time and the temperature going up and down," said Lozowski. "Even if you look in their manure now you can see like worms in there."

The horses pretty much haven't stopped eating since they got to their temporary home. The A.N.N.A. Shelter brought in 125 pounds of minerals and put them in bins around the barn, and after just two days they're already almost completely empty.

"Some of them you can see they're really malnourished in general, but a lot of these little ones are two and a half month old babies, they're really small just because of the malnutrition."

29 charges of animal cruelty are pending against the two co-owners of the horses. The situation brings mixed emotions for shelter volunteers.

"There's kind of an accomplishment and an excitement that they're here and they're out of that situation, but then a fear, it just hits you at once like, okay, now we're responsible for these animals and we have to take care of them all," said Lozowski. "It was just hard to see that they hadn't had anybody taking care of them."

Ultimately though, her outlook is positive. "It will definitely be a happy ending and it's just how long," Lozowski said, "some will be longer than others but it'll be possible."

Right now the horses are wards of the court so they're not up for adoption, but if you're interested in fostering, or you want to donate to their recovery, click here.

Submit your event now
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Daylight Reveals Scene of Tragic Canoeing Accident

    Daylight Reveals Scene of Tragic Canoeing Accident

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:27 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:27:44 GMT
    The waters of Lake Erie have claimed two lives in less than a week. The latest incident, a canoeing trip that turned tragic in western Erie County.More >>
    The waters of Lake Erie have claimed two lives in less than a week. The latest incident, a canoeing trip that turned tragic in western Erie County.
    More >>
  • Drowning Victim Never Reported Missing By Companions

    Drowning Victim Never Reported Missing By Companions

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:16:32 GMT
    Authorities know more now about the tragic drowning of a teen in Presque Isle Bay. It apparently happened last Thursday, when the boy was in the water with friends, but he was never reported missing. As 12News/SEENews first reported on the weekend, the victim surfaced Saturday morning near the mouth of Cascade Creek. The body of the teen was discovered by fishermen. The coroner identified the victim as 17-year-old Prem Thapa, a Bhutanese immigrant and a student at East High School. We've lear...More >>
    Authorities know more now about the tragic drowning of a teen in Presque Isle Bay. It apparently happened last Thursday, when the boy was in the water with friends, but he was never reported missing. As 12News/SEENews first reported on the weekend, the victim surfaced Saturday morning near the mouth of Cascade Creek. The body of the teen was discovered by fishermen. The coroner identified the victim as 17-year-old Prem Thapa, a Bhutanese immigrant and a student at East High School. We've lear...More >>
  • Fish and Boat Commission Investigates Deadly Canoe Accident

    Fish and Boat Commission Investigates Deadly Canoe Accident

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:45 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:45:51 GMT
    The PA Fish and Boat Commission is investigating the circumstances of a deadly canoe accident on Elk Creek Monday night. Waterways Conservation Officer Brook Tolbert says the waters of Elk Creek were high because of heavy rains on Sunday. Tolbert said 53-year old Michael Kohler, and 33-year-old Matthew Kaliszewski were riding that high water when they got into difficulty. Tolbert said they did many things right, including wearing their life jackets, but their trip still ended tragically. The ...More >>
    The PA Fish and Boat Commission is investigating the circumstances of a deadly canoe accident on Elk Creek Monday night. Waterways Conservation Officer Brook Tolbert says the waters of Elk Creek were high because of heavy rains on Sunday. Tolbert said 53-year old Michael Kohler, and 33-year-old Matthew Kaliszewski were riding that high water when they got into difficulty. Tolbert said they did many things right, including wearing their life jackets, but their trip still ended tragically. The ...More >>
  • Construction Underway on Many New Businesses in Millcreek

    Construction Underway on Many New Businesses in Millcreek

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:26:32 GMT
    It's been a busy summer for construction projects in Millcreek Township. Work is currently underway on many new commercial and retail establishments.More >>
    It's been a busy summer for construction projects in Millcreek Township. Work is currently underway on many new commercial and retail establishments.More >>
  • "Mummies" Take Stage at 8 Great Tuesdays

    "Mummies" Take Stage at 8 Great Tuesdays

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:46:38 GMT
    The skies stayed clear for another 8 Great Tuesdays concert, but what wasn't clear, was who exactly was on the stage.More >>
    The skies stayed clear for another 8 Great Tuesdays concert, but what wasn't clear, was who exactly was on the stage.More >>
  • Man Admits Robbing Three Financial Institutions in Two Weeks

    Man Admits Robbing Three Financial Institutions in Two Weeks

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:50:46 GMT
    Erie Police arrested a man Monday in connection with a bank robbery earlier that afternoon. But it's what the suspect told them that may close a pair of other cases as well.More >>
    Erie Police arrested a man Monday in connection with a bank robbery earlier that afternoon. But it's what the suspect told them that may close a pair of other cases as well.
    More >>
  • Man Ejected from Truck in Harborcreek Twp. Accident

    Man Ejected from Truck in Harborcreek Twp. Accident

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:32:32 GMT
    A man was ejected from his truck in a one-vehicle accident, late this afternoon.More >>
    A man was ejected from his truck in a one-vehicle accident, late this afternoon.More >>
  • Students Band Together To Solve Crime Cases

    Students Band Together To Solve Crime Cases

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:20 AM EDT2014-07-30 04:20:26 GMT
    From the outside, it’s a pleasant looking colonial building nestled on West 6th street.More >>
    From the outside, it’s a pleasant looking colonial building nestled on West 6th street.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
3514 State St. Erie, PA 16508
Newsroom: (814)454-8812
Toll Free: 1(800)454-8812
Business offices: (814)454-5201
WICU FCC Filing
WSEE FCC Filing
Share:
Share Stories
Submit your stories to our site!
Share Photos
Share your photos in our community galleries
Mobile:
Mobile Site
Be sure to stay constantly updated with the power of WICU12 and WSEE at your fingertips
Free Android App
Free iPhone App
Free iPad App
Storm Tracker App
Droid
iPhone
iPad
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WICU. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
                   WICU/WSEE - 3514 State Street Erie, PA 16508 - (814) 454-5201 - info@wicu12.com