Animal control officers on Tuesday found two dead horses and three horses that appeared to be in dire condition in a field near the Cleburne city limits. Sick @#%#@#% lived next door and they were near a ton of grass, but couldn't reach it. How cruel!!
The horses were in a field about 3 acres in size.
There was no grass, no hay, and no feed visible in the field.
The horses appeared emaciated and their ribs and hip bones were easily visible.
The horses were also diseased with visible sores covering their bodies.
The owner of the horses, Michael Greenslade, 49, of Cleburne, was arrested and charged with animal cruelty, punishable by a fine of up to $4,000 and one year in jail.
Greenslade lives in a house on the property where the horses were kept. He was transported to the Johnson County Jail.
The Humane Society of North Texas was contacted to take possession of the remaining horses. View picture's/slideshow: http://www.nbc5i.com/slideshow/13745848/detail.html?=dfw
Gov. Rick Perry-Mayor Ted Reynolds and D.A. Dale Hanna, We the undersigned of this petition are asking for the maximum and most severe punishment possible for Mike L. Greenslade, 4008 Co. Rd.1205, Cleburne,Tx. What he allowed to happen to the horse's is inexcusable! There was plenty of grass across the fence and he lived right beside where the horse's were starving and did absolutely nothing to help them, he watched them starve to death! Being charged with (Cruelty To Animals) which has a $4,000.00 fine and only 1 year in jail is not nearly enough punishment for Greenslade, but at this point, it is better than nothing! Please (charge him seprately for each of the horse's (5) counts of cruelty) and ensure that Greenslade's case is pursued vigorously and that he gets penalized to the maximum the law allows. Thank you for taking the time to read my letter. Sincerely, WE THE PEOPLE and Brenda Hodges ( ANOTHER OF THE 3 HORSE'S HAS DIED) AUG.1, 2007