Authorities Seize Multiple Animals From Molino Property

July 8, 2018

Authoriries seized multiple animals recently in Molino due to their deteriorating physical  conditions.

Escambia County Animal Control, with assistance of Panhandle Equine Rescue (PER), seized four horses, a donkey, a miniature mule, a cow and a pig from a property on Chestnut Road in Molino.

“They had been working with the owner for several months, but the condition of the animals only deteriorated,” Panhandle Equine Rescue President Diane Lowery said.

PER transported two horses and the donkey to their facility in Cantonmnet. The other animals were transported by the Escambia County livestock officer to their facility.  All of the animals will receive adequate care until they are ready to be re-homed.

The case remains under investigation by Escambia County Animal Control. No charges were immediately filed.

The only horse rescue in Escambia County, the non-profit Panhandle Equine Rescue was founded by a small group of concerned citizens with a mission to rescue, rehabilitate and provide adoption services for abused, neglected and abandoned equines. PER is authorized by the court system to investigate equine cruelty in Escambia County.

For more information on Panhandle Equine Rescue and how to donate to the organization visit The group is specifically seeking donation’s to help with the care of the recently seized animals.

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11 Responses to “Authorities Seize Multiple Animals From Molino Property”

  1. bill on July 9th, 2018 1:09 pm

    finally people willing to help now its time to help them in thier endless efforts to help provide a good life for animals please send these folks money whatever you can this is a great operation . they work tireless to help please consider them when giving please !!!!! they are great friends and great to have in our community !!!!!

  2. My2Cents on July 9th, 2018 10:59 am

    This is how you can help the rescue:

  3. My2Cents on July 9th, 2018 10:58 am


  4. FINALLY! on July 9th, 2018 10:37 am

    FINALLY! Its about time! I drive by these poor animals atleast once a week! I am so happy they will be taken care of now!!

  5. Glass manageri on July 9th, 2018 9:37 am

    I wish someone would do something about this poor trapped dog in an 8×8 kennel. He never gets any attention. Never gets out. Barks 24/7. I’ve called animal control. They won’t do anything. Totally neglected dog. He is starting to sound desperate.

  6. Walnut Hill on July 9th, 2018 8:59 am

    Thanks again to our animal angels!

  7. Debbie on July 8th, 2018 1:32 pm

    I know things have to go through proper channels but it really bothers me that these animals had to suffer for ” several months ” in addition to what they had already gone through while the powers that be ” worked with the owners ” before taking them.
    There has to be a better way. Thank you to PER for all that they do. I pray everyone who can will help them help these animals.

  8. horse owner on July 8th, 2018 10:55 am

    thank you again diane,you always go where needed.and thank to the people that turned them in.alot of people turn their heads and dont want to get involved but people open your eyes and call in on people that dont feed their animals.its heart breaking to see any animal go hun gry.i bet the owners didnt go hungry.i will do without just to feed my animals. yes feed has gone up but if you cant buy it dont own them.ask for help before they get in that shape.

  9. Crystal on July 8th, 2018 9:34 am

    I’ll never understand how people can be neglectful of animals. Sign them away to someone who can properly care for them.

  10. T Holland on July 8th, 2018 8:42 am

    Bravo again to Diane, Ricky and their devoted crew. You all have made and continue to make our area a better place to live.

  11. Whisperjet on July 8th, 2018 7:58 am

    ..these folks do a great service to our area..we all need to support their efforts..I will contact them tomorrow…maybe you will too..

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