4 horses found in unsafe conditions at NH farm seized by police
CHICHESTER — Four horses are working their way toward recovery after being rescued from a farm in Deering.
Police said they received reports in May that the horses had not been seen outside the barn at the farm at farm located at 558 E. Deering Road in more than a year in a half.
After police, the New Hampshire SPCA and the state veterinary office made repeated unsuccessful attempts to contact the horses' owners and caretakers to check on their welfare, police applied for a warrant.
On Thursday, Police Chief James Pushee and New Hampshire State Department of Agriculture Veterinary Technician Alicia Pedemonti executed the search warrant and found four Arabian horses in extremely poor health living in unsafe conditions.
They requested additional help and seized the horses and brought them to Live and Let Live Farm in Chichester. The owners signed over care to Live and Let Live, which is now looking for help paying for the horses care.
Anyone who would like to help, can make donations by texting 71777 and typing in the keyword "HAY" or through PayPal at www.liveandletlivefarm.org.
Deering police said they plan to charge the owners and caretakers with cruelty to animals.
According to town assessing records, the property is owned by Anthony Costine. Police confirmed on Friday that Costine is being looked at as part of the investigation but could not say whether he would face any charges.