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by: Pat Raia
August 17 2009
The operator of a Texas horse breeding farm was arrested after law enforcement authorities removed 76 allegedly neglected horses from his ranch on Friday.
Denton County Sheriff's Deputies discovered the horses at the Renazans Arabians ranch in Pilot Point, Texas, after a caller complained about their condition.
Tom Reedy, public information officer for the Denton County Sheriff's Department, said the horses were extremely emaciated with no apparent access to food or water, and were housed in filthy stalls.
"Some of the horses were standing in 6 to 8 inches of urine and feces," he said.
Ranch operator Gordon Dennis Key turned himself over to police on Saturday. He is free on bond.