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The "Horse in a Cage": 

One of the things we do is investigate possible horse abuse cases. Since DCFHR volunteers have no law enforcement authority and cannot enter someone’s property to investigate, we do what we call “drive bys.“ DCFHR had received several reports of a “horse in a cage.” We discovered that the humane society, state and local animal control authorities, and local code enforcement had been notified several times, but nothing was done to help and the horse remained “in a cage.”

When we did our drive by, we couldn’t believe what we saw! A horse, literally in a cage. From all accounts, the horse had been there for weeks, no shelter during the winter rains and cold, no room to do anything but stand for hours and days.