1 of 2 horses in Sandusky Co. Humane Society dispute dies - 13abc.com Toledo (OH) News, Weather and Sports

1 of 2 horses in Sandusky Co. Humane Society dispute dies

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It's a tragic turn in a Sandusky County case involving two horses that were part of a cruelty investigation and recently became the focus of a dispute between the Humane Society and a former worker.

One of the horses died late Thursday afternoon after hitting its head while being loaded onto a trailer.

The horses were seized from a Woodville Township home this summer and were originally being cared for at a foster home

According to the Humane Society, a few weeks later the lead investigator on the case, Shannon May, moved the horses to her brother's farm without the permission of the board.

May says she was riding on one of the horses without a saddle, when the horse was spooked by a dog and she fell off. She spent several days in the hospital.

The Humane Society asked May to turn over the horses because of liability issues, but she refused prompting the sheriff's office to get a search warrant and seize the horses Wednesday afternoon.    

The second horse was taken to an undisclosed farm, where it will be cared for while the case moves through the court system, according to the Humane Society.

We're told it will eventually be put up for adoption.

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