(ROGERSVILLE, Mo) — According to neighbors, about ten horses near Rogersville are being neglected and have been for years.
“It’s just down to dirt that they're eating,” said neighbor Melodi Bare.
We asked an expert her opinion; horse rescue operator Tammy Cook.
“This is not good at all,” Cook said.
The horses are on private property. While staying off the property, Cook inspected what she could over a fence.“Apparently this has been going on for a long time and nobody has done anything. It’s time somebody does something now this has gone on long enough,” she said.
The house on the property is abandoned. Trash and beer bottles are strewn in the grazing areas. Neighbors say they are without water for days at a time.
While we were there several neighbors stopped to tell us they've been trying to draw attention to the problem for more than five years now.