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Horses Seized During Weekend Raid In Trenton

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Mug shot of Stephen Zukowski (Credit: Edgefield County Sheriff's Office) Mug shot of Stephen Zukowski (Credit: Edgefield County Sheriff's Office)
Photo of the scene of horse seiqures in Trenton, South Carolina (Credit: EdgefieldDaily.com) Photo of the scene of horse seiqures in Trenton, South Carolina (Credit: EdgefieldDaily.com)
Edgefield County, SC - According to EdgefieldDaily.com, the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office seized and removed several horses from a Trenton, South Carolina farm.

EdgefieldDaily.com reports the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at High View Horse Farm, which is located at 545 Van Road, Saturday morning following a three-month investigation of cruelty to animals.

The investigation, which got underway in January, found 77 malnourished Arabian and Arabian mixed horses at the farm. A subsequent visit on March 11th found the same horses still at the location.

Arabian Rescue Mission Inc., from New Jersey, helped ECSO deputies with the raid, which started around 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning.

A local farm had been rented to take the horses to once they were seized. There were only 7 horses found, as it appears the owner had removed 70 of the horses to unknown locations between March 11th and Saturday morning.

The farm's owner, 55-year-old Stephen Zukowski, has been charged with ill treatment of animals and could face additional charges as the investigation continues.

To read more on the investigation and raid, click here.
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