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Last horses taken from farm

December 22, 2006

The remaining horses on a farm at the center of an investigation into possible abuse and neglect have been removed from the Sharpsburg property, the Humane Society of Washington County said Wednesday in a press release.

Barbara Reinken, who owns Windrinker Farm, is scheduled to appear today at 1:30 p.m. in Washington County District Court after she petitioned the court for the return of all of her horses.

The humane society removed all but 22 horses from the Mills Road farm when it launched its investigation earlier this month. In all, the humane society said 74 live horses were on the farm when the investigation began; one died while being transported for care.

The humane society removed the last 22 horses Sunday, according to the release.

The horses still need extensive deworming, dental care and regular vaccinations, according to the release. The humane society will continue to need hay, but veterinarians have advised the horses not eat alfalfa or fescue.

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Contributions may be made to Humane Society of Washington County, ATTN: The Sharpsburg Horse Rescue Medical and Rehabilitation Fund, 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown MD 21740.

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