PEMISCOT COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - Humane Society officials say two horses have been rescued after running for several days, endangering traffic and tearing up recently planted crops in Pemiscot County.
According to the Caruthersville Humane Society, they responded to a call from the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department on Monday about two horses running loose in a field near Highway 61 and Interstate 55 in the Steele area.
Volunteers were then called to help find the horses.
After almost ten hours, the horses were secured by leading them away from the interstate and five miles up a gravel road to their suspected original home.
"This owner had a total disregard for the safety of both people and the animals," said CHS president and humane investigator, Karol Wilcox. "It would have been a dangerous situation for anyone driving if the horses had made it into traffic, and of course just as dangerous for the horses. The Sheriff's Department did an excellent job of making sure the roadways remained safe and we were just glad after a long day that the horses were finally taken into custody and are now safe and sound."
Anyone wishing to donate for the care of the horses can do so by contacting the Caruthersville Humane Society at 573-333-0100. Donations may be mailed to P.O. Box 345, Caruthersville, MO 63830 or can be made online via PayPal at at their website.