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2 malnourished horses suffer after being abandoned by owner

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SAN JACINTO COUNTY, Texas –  San Jacinto County sheriff deputies are searching for a man who abandoned two horses and left them for dead, according to deputies.

Investigators said they were called to the home of Thadous Jermaine Clark, 26, on Davey lane in Cold spring on Aug. 24, where reports were received of two very malnourished horses who were dying.

When deputies arrived at the house, a neighbor had said Clark had moved out of the home, leaving the two horses behind, according to deputies.

The horses were found tied to a tree, extremely underweight, with no food or water, deputies said.

Investigators said one of the horses had acquired a serious eye injury that they believe happened while under the care of Clark.

By the time deputies had taken the horses to a rescue shelter to get help, it was too late, deputies said.

The horse with the eye injury passed away, while veterinarians attempt to save the other horse.

The San Jacinto County sheriff deputies have two warrants out for Clark’s arrest.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Clark is urged to call Detective Neil Adams at 936-653-4367, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-392-7867. The horse that survived is currently recovering and will remain at the shelter until it reaches full health, at which time it will be adopted out to a good home.