Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 8, Morehead
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Abandoned Horses in Bath County Have Been Claimed
Date of News Release: 12/27/2012
(MOREHEAD, KY) -- The owners of the horses have come forward and identified them and stated that the horses were able to get loose due to damage sustained during the recent storms. Horses are all accounted for and will be returned to the owners property next date.
Original News Release Below:
22 Abandoned Horses in Bath County
Date of News Release: 12/26/2012
(MOREHEAD, KY) -- On Tuesday December 25, 2012 at approximately 7:30 PM Sergeant Jim Bowling with the Kentucky State Police discovered twenty-two horses in the front yard of his residence. It is unknown where the horses came from, but it appeared that they had been loose for some time and had been on the highway. All twenty-two horses were caught and secured in a fenced lot on Sergeant Bowling's farm. Sergeant Bowling contacted several neighboring farmers but was unable to locate the owner of the horses. If anyone has information on the owners of the horses please contact the Kentucky State Police at (606) 784-4127.