Houston SPCA takes on the task of caring for 200 horses

After 200 horses were saved in Montgomery County, the Houston SPCA is trying to figure out how to care for all of them.

This is a huge undertaking for the SPCA.
In fact, the organization's president says it's the largest animal cruelty case for horses they've had in recent history.

 "We have a variety of health issues we are addressing for the horses. Upper respiratory infections. Abscesses. Emaciation," Patricia Mercer said. She's the SPCA President.
The SPCA was given custody of the 200 horses found on the Calico Dairy farm in Conroe.
 "This is unprecedented for us. We see about 10,000 cruelty cases a year. We're used to handling large scale cruelty, but certainly not 200 horses at one time."
We're told the magnitude of this case will coast the SPCA around $2,000 per horse. Workers believe the cost of caring for the heard through the appeal period and beyond will reach over $500,000 dollars.

The SPCA is urging animal lovers from around the country to join Operation Calico and help the teams buy food and vet care.
Address: 900 Portway Dr, Houston, TX 77024
Phone:(713) 869-7722
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