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Updated: 08/29/2014 08:00:01AM

Farm animals find greener pastures

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PHOTO PROVIDED BY ANIMAL CONTROL
Charlotte County Animal Control officers won custody Monday of four horses, three donkeys and two ponies that allegedly were being neglected by their owner. Officer Reannon Juergensen, pictured here, said the animals were housed in unsuitable living conditions at a property off Little Farm Road, south of Punta Gorda.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY ANIMAL CONTROL
A total of eight miniature horses, four horses, four donkeys and three goats were kept in a "pasture — if you could call it that — the size of a normal fenced-in yard," according to Animal Control Officer Reannon Juergensen. Some of the animals had health conditions, like fungal conditions of the skin.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY ANIMAL CONTROL

The animals were housed at this county-owned property until a family recently adopted them.

By ADAM KREGER

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SOUTH OF PUNTA GORDA — When Charlotte County Animal Control Officer Reannon Juergensen visited a property off Little Farm Road earlier this month, she found horses and other animals that were sick, starving and underweight.

“The overall housing of the animals wasn’t good,” she said. “The pasture — if you could call it that — was just the size of a normal fenced-in yard.”

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