10-26-2010, 09:22 AM
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The problem is that AC can't do anything unless the horse is at death's door.
If the animal is in decent weight when they visit, and has water and a food source, there's nothing they can do.
Yes, your neighbor obviously has a problem, but until the animal shows signs of neglect the law is on the side of the owner, not the AC.
It's not fair to the animal, but AC's hands are tied. They can't go by hearsay; they need hard proof in order to get a warrant to seize the animal.
Keep an eye on the critter, and should it start dropping weight and looking unfit, then call AC. They'll have a reason to come out then.