Riverview Man Charged With Neglect After Horses Abandoned, One Died

RIVERVIEW, FL (WFLA News) -- Hillsborough deputies arrested a Riverview man over the care of two horses. They arrived at a home on Adventure Drive and found two full grown horses in a suburban backyard, 40 by 40 feet. One horse was dead, the other needed medical care.

Deputies arrested David Middleton, 60, after a veterinarian checked out the horses. He's charged with two counts of animal abandonment. The surviving horse is getting medical care and handlers say it's doing much better. (See video below.)

Photos and video of the horse courtesy Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office



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