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Authorities Seize Horses Following Neglect Allegations

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — An animal neglect investigation has led authorities to seize more than a dozen horses from a South Dakota home. The Rapid City Journal reports that the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office seized 14 horses and two donkeys from the home just north of Rapid City on Thursday morning, January 5, 2023. The newspaper reported the animals were in a state of extreme neglect. A 72-year-old man, Kenneth Jobbins, has been arrested in connection with the case. A neighbor said last week that she’s been calling the sheriff’s office about the animals since June 2021. She said horses were starving and being housed in pens with dead horses. For those wishing to help with the associated costs, please contact Investigator Jake Fredericksen at the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office at (605) 394-6115. A GoFundMe account was created by Happy Tails Haven Horse Rescue, found on their Facebook page. This remains an active and open investigation and additional charges may be pending.


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