Over thirty horses have been confiscated from a Texas veterinarian. It is amazing that someone in the profession of helping animals could possibly neglect / abuse horses! ~ HfH
By Kaitlin McCulley
HOCKLEY (KTRK) — More than 30 horses have been confiscated from the property of a licensed veterinarian in Hockley.
The Waller County District Attorney’s Office issued a search warrant allowing Kathie Digilio’s horses to be taken from her property to receive medical assessments and care. A felony warrant has been issued for Digilio’s arrest, but no criminal charges have been filed.
For neighbors along Hegar road, this is a day they’ve been waiting for.
“Just the condition of these horses has been really bad,” Christin McCumber said, “Just really, really bony. It’s pretty horrendous to watch it.”
Volunteers with True Blue Animal Rescue worked all day Friday, loading horses into trailers and taking them to foster homes.
“There’s young babies mixed in the same group,” Melanie Deaeth with True Blue Animal Rescue said, “And of course, what happens is there’s not enough feed for all of them, so the stronger ones push the weaker ones out and don’t let them eat. So there’s not enough feed for them and that’s why you get the variation in condition.”