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Two horses found dead near Union Co. creek

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UNION CO., KY (WFIE) -

Two horses were found dead near a creek in Union County late Monday night, and right now, authorities are not sure who dumped them there. 

The horses were found in the Highland Creek area, just off Kentucky 360 near the community of Hitesville.

On Tuesday, a member of a local saddle club tells 14 News, many residents are unsure of who to contact when they discover a situation like this one.

"This just, this is awful," Jarrad Rudd said. 

Union County resident Jarrad Rudd belongs to a local saddle club and says, Tuesday morning, he was fielding a lot of calls from concerned residents who saw the two ponies, one of those, not completely intact late Monday night.

"People here don't want to treat their horses like this. I didn't understand what happened to them. They looked like they were well cared for," Rudd said.

Rudd tells 14 News that he put in a call to the state veterinarian, but with no animal control in the county, he wasn't sure who was responsible for taking care of the situation.

14 News called Judge-Executive Jody Jenkins who says he hadn't heard about the horses.

"It was obviously careless and reckless on whoever that animal owner was," Jenkins said.

Jenkins tells 14 News that he contacted the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and their employees came to check out the scene. Jenkins says he's never seen anything like this in Union County.

Animal lovers like Rudd are just hoping nothing like this happens again. 

"What's happened here, we don't understand it," Rudd told 14 News.

The judge-executive says if residents see something like this in the future, they can contact his office or the sheriff's office.

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