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U City Man Starved Horses, Humane Society Says

The man was charged with two counts of animal abuse; his horses were found in Kinloch.

A University City man faces charges for not feeding or caring for two horses in Kinloch.

The Humane Society of Missouri filed a report that said Eric Hearton, 45, of the 1000 block of Raisher Drive in University City, failed to care for two sorrel horses near the corner of Gregory and Mable in Kinloch.

The Humane Society’s report reads that the two horses have been abused as a result of Hearton’s failure to care for them.

“The horses are emaciated with no food, water or adequate shelter where the horses were found, and they are in dire need of health care,” the report reads.

Hearton was charged Wednesday with two counts of animal abuse. Bail was set at $2,000, cash only.

A warrant seeking impoundment of the two horses is being filed, according to court documents.

For more crime information on University City Patch, see the following articles:

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