From: Channel 13 ABC
By: Lissa Guyton
An update to a story we first brought you last week. Charges are expected to be filed Tuesday against the owner of four horses in Sandusky County. Sandusky County investigators are calling it the worst case of horse abuse they’ve seen. The horses were discovered by a passing motorist at a home in Woodville Township July 19th. The motorist called animal cruelty investigators, who seized the horses that night.
One of the horses was in such bad shape it had to be euthanized. A second horse named Silkie was found in critical condition. Investigators say the other two were thin but not critical. The three surviving horses are in foster care amd thanks to a 13abc viewer, one of them has be reunited with an old owner.
When we first aired the story about Silkie and the other horses last Monday, 13abc reporter Lissa Guyton got a phone call from someone who knew one of Silkie’s original owners. We learned that Megan Lewallen had to give up Silkie as her mom was dying of cancer. But she never forgot the little horse that gave her so many great memories. After a few more phone calls we set up a meeting and our cameras were rolling as Megan and Silkie saw each other for the first time in 12 years.
Megan was a teenager when she owned Silkie. Old pictures tell the story of a girl and her horse, but as Megan’s mother was battling cancer Megan says they had to find Silkie a new home, “We thought she was going to a good place and I had no idea this had happened. It’s hard to see her like this because of the way I remember her. She was fat, happy and spunky. She’s still spunky and sweet as can be and it’s good to know that there are so many people committed to her care.”