EQUUS - - Special Report -

Your im­pulse when you see a ne­glected horse may be to jump right in and help---and that’s laud­able--but do­ing so can jeop­ar­dize the case. Your ac­tions may even end up let­ting the own­ers get off the hook. To keep your­self safe, and to give law en­force­ment a chance to in­ves­ti­gate and pos­si­bly pros­e­cute the own­ers, here are some ac­tions you need to avoid:

• Do not tres­pass. While it is tempt­ing to go into a pas­ture to help a horse, your tres­pass­ing only makes the sit­u­a­tion worse. The prop­erty owner can have you ar­rested, and then in­stead

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