Ed Fuller Road Horses
(WARNING: Below is a picture of each horse to formally represent their conditions.
may not be suitable for some)
In June 2005 a deputy was called by concerned citizens about a starved horse unable to stand.
The deputy arrived to the residence and concluded there was no evidence of neglect. Three days later she still had
not been able to move from that very same position. A neighbor finally shot the mare to put her out of her misery but, not
before a concerned 7 year old girl from down the street took photos of the dying horse. Those photos and the tragic story of the helpless
mare reached the internet and Grace's Home.
After gathering details about the situation of other animals at the same property,
it was time to take action. Grace's Home contacted the authorities on three ocassions after the mare was put down, but no action was
taken. Over a year later, in July 2006, Grace's Home received another call concerning the horses on Ed Fuller Road.
arrived, we were astonished at each of the horses' conditions. We began taking pictures and investigating their conditions through
the fence. It was a horrific site to see. After taking several pictures of the three horses near the road and one located in the back
of the pasture, we began to hear a clashing sound coming from the back of the pasture where the fourth horse was located. As we ventured
alongside the fence, we discovered a fifth horse. The clashing we heard was being made by this horse's hooves against a piece of tin
roof in the pasture. As we continued to try and study the horse from opposite sides of the pasture, we heard another sound coming
from his area. The horse finally began to move positions and raise his head when we saw a chain coming form his halter, to a tree
next to him, that was being drug agross the tin sheet. At this point, we knew we could not leave the premises until authorities would
allow us to take the horses into Grace's Home's care. We contacted the sheriff's office and an arrest was made. Grace's Home received
ownership of the all five horses. They are recovering wonderfully!
The Houston Connection
The two horses taken from
Ed Fuller Road made it to the Houston SPCA on Saturday January 26, 2007. They were welcomed by the amazing staff at the HSPCA
and immediately started enjoying their warm spacious stalls and hay. We will be uploading pictures of the HSPCA's nice facility as
well as Diablo and Rebel at their new home.Grace's Home is very greatful to the Houston SPCA and the incredible people that create
such a wonderful place for animals.
www.hspca.org - Houston SPCA website
***Ed Fuller Road Case Brought to Court***
Abusive horse owner sentenced
The Eros woman arrested last year for mistreating
her horses pleaded guilty to two counts of cruelty to animals in 4th Judicial District Court today.Donna Dew was sentenced to five
months probation and $1,000 in fines plus court costs, according to a spokesperson with the District Attorney’s office.She had been
charged with 11 counts of cruelty to animals in two separate cases. Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s deputies arrested Dew in July after
finding malnourished horses at her home. A concerned citizen had called in about possible abuse. Just one year earlier, deputies and
a local veterinarian investigated Dew for possible neglect. Last month, two of the horses were sent to Houston for placement in permanent
Source: The News-Star
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Click here to see the mare from June 2005 that showed "no evidence of neglect." We've given her a page of her own.
"Think occasionally of the suffering fo which you spare yourself the sight."