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Former Izard County man charged with animal cruelty in Baxter County

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Baxter County Deputies and Investigators seized ten horses from property on CR 213, also known as Iuka Road, near Mountain Home late on the evening of June 30.

Deputies received a call around 4 p.m. Thursday from a concerned citizen that there were several dogs, cats and possibly some horses there were not being cared for at a residence on CR 213.

Deputies responded and found several dogs and cats running loose along with three dogs chained up, as well as nine horses in five makeshift corrals that were in poor condition.

Authorities could find no running water on the property.

A search warrant was executed on the property just before 8 p.m.

A total of 10 horses, and six dogs and cats were seized.

During the course of the investigation, it was discovered one of the two residents at the home, Roy Parker, 38, was charged approximately two years ago in Izard County for animal cruelty.

That case also involved horses. Roy Parker allegedly told authorities that six of the 10 horses were from the previous Izard County case.

Charges may be filed at a later date against Parker and his wife.


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They aught to put him out in the sweltering heat without water or food and see how he likes it. If you can't afford or have the desire to take care of your animals properly then DON'T have them. It's very simple. You'd be amazed how many people have livestock out in their pastures without suitable feed or water. Take a drive sometime and look at how many horses out in pasture right now have their ribs showing because the pastures are burned off and there isn't enough feed. You'd think some of these people would be smart enough to toss a round bale out for them... most won't because they don't want to put the expense out. You can bet that these same people pull up to the dinner table every night and go to church every Sunday. It's shameful.

-- Posted by goatgirl on Sun, Jul 10, 2011, at 3:33 PM


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