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Horse Neglect and Abuse: Still an Issue Inside a Sprawling Metropolis

The Houston Police Department and the Houston Humane Society have been working to address incidents this year of neglect, abandonment, and abuse of horses in Greater Houston. We learn more from HPD Captain Larry Baimbridge and the Humane Society’s Monica Schmidt. (Above: A photo, taken by HPD Cpt. Larry Baimbridge, of a malnourished horse, nicknamed […]

The Houston Police Department and the Houston Humane Society have been working to address incidents this year of neglect, abandonment, and abuse of horses in Greater Houston.

We learn more from HPD Captain Larry Baimbridge and the Humane Society’s Monica Schmidt.

(Above: A photo, taken by HPD Cpt. Larry Baimbridge, of a malnourished horse, nicknamed “Monty.” The animal would die nine days later.)

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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