Wednesday morning residents of Grimes County and people passing through had a slight delay. That delay was the Grimes County Sheriff’s Office blocking Highway 30 for a very short period of time to allow the Houston SPCA to get their trucks and trailers into The Flying Arrow Miniature Horse Ranch. The ranch located at FM 244 and Highway 30 in the shadow of the Carlos smokestack was the home of over 150 miniature horses and 80 dogs.
The Grimes County Shreriff’s Office requested help when they discovered many of these horses and dogs were sickly and malnourished.
The owner had a breeding facility but was unable to match the cost of feed for all the animals.
From just a little after 8am until noon SPCA officials and deputies from the Sheriff’s Office loaded horses in trailers for a trip the the SPCA Ranch in Waller County. The dogs were loaded in an air conditioned 18-wheeler for the trip to the Houston SPCA.
When all was complete the caravan left behind 40 dogs and 22 horses which they said would be checked on to make sure the owner was properly taking care of them.
No charges were filed as the owner voluntarily gave the animals to the SPCA as she realized it was putting a financial hardship on her.
All the horses were delivered to the Waller County location as vet’s stood by waiting, workers scattered hay throughout the large pen area. As the miniatures were observed it took a few minutes to realize what the hay was.
There were issues also of several of the little stallions wanting to rule the roost. Those were quickly removed to another holding pen.
The SPCA is asking for any type of donations, food or monetary to assist the care of these animals.
Once they are brought back to health they will be made available for adoption.
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CLICK ON ARROW BELOW TO SEE THESE MINIATURE HORSES IN THEIR NEW HOME: