Liberal, KS

Now: 16 °F

Currently: Cloudy

Hi: 28 °F | Lo: 16 °F

Wednesday

Hi: 45 °F 

Lo: 19 °F

Thursday

Hi: 53 °F 

Lo: 28 °F

Friday

Hi: 57 °F 

Lo: 31 °F

Saturday

Hi: 40 °F 

Lo: 17 °F

Sunday

Hi: 48 °F 

Lo: 24 °F

Oklahoma Law Enforcemnt To Get Help With Abandoned Livestock

KSCB News - January 24, 2012 8:19 am

State and agriculture officials say a
lengthy drought that has scorched Oklahoma pastures and sent the
price of hay skyrocketing is leading to an increase in abandoned
livestock.
On Monday, Gov. Mary Fallin and Secretary of Agriculture Jim
Reese announced the launch of a program designed to help local law
enforcement agencies pay for food and veterinary care of abandoned
animals that are seized.
Reese says there is a particular problem with abandoned horses
that owners can no longer afford to care for.
The program is designed to solicit contributions and provide
financial assistance for local sheriffs who may be forced to care
for abandon animals.
Much of Oklahoma’s pasture land has been decimated by drought,
and ranchers are struggling to pay for higher-priced hay.

 

Latest Stories

USD 480 Board Meets, May have Potential Buyer for the Old Washington School Property

The USD 480 Board of Education met Monday evening for both a regular meeting and workshop...

SWMC Adds Outpatient Occupational Therapist

  SWMC Press Release: Integrative Physical Therapy at Southwest Medical Center has announced outpatient occupational therapy...

Southwest Miracles 10 Years of Miracles Celebration, Fundraiser this Weekend

The Southwest Miracles annual fundraiser is set for this weekend. The group is celebrating 10 years...