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Animal cruelty draws community attention


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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

An anonymous tip called into the Dalhart Texan on Thursday, January 17 led to the discovery of a Paint colt that had been dumped adjacent to the bridge entering Hartley County on US Highway 54 West. The young colt had been dead for quite some time, but obviously did not die at the location it was discovered. The cause of death has not been determined. The colt, possibly a foal was possibly still nursing its mother upon its demise. The young animal was dumped just like trash.    
“The definition of illegal dumping under the State of Texas code is: A person commits an offense if the person disposes or allows or permits the disposal of litter or other solid waste at a place that is not an approved solid waste site, including a place on or within 300 feet of a public highway, on a right-of-way, on other public or private property, or into inland or coastal water of the state.”  365.012.

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