More than one dozen abused horses seized by WilCo officials

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TEXAS - After getting a tip, authorities rescued more than 12 abused horses from a property in Thrall, Texas Friday morning. Unfortunately, one of the horses had to be put down. 

According to the Williamson County Sheriff's Office, the tip led the Wilco Animal Control Unit to seize the neglected and mistreated horses at around 10 a.m. Friday.

Around 7:30 p.m., Sheriff Robert Chody said one of the horses had to be put down. 

Jesse Gonzales Jr. was arrested and faces two counts of cruelty to livestock and one state jail felony. The horses are currently at the Live Oak Horse Veterinary Clinic in Liberty Hill, Texas, the sheriff's office said.

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