Authorities removed horses from a Scipio Township property during an investigation conducted by Humane Society of Seneca County.
A Seneca County Sheriff's Office spokesman said the sheriff's office received the initial call about an injured horse that had gotten out of its pen and was next to the roadway on CR 24, near SR 19. The call was transferred to Humane Society, he said.
The spokesman said sheriff's office employees were called back to the property at 8900 E. CR 24 for verbal disputes that occurred while the horses were being removed. They were told while at the property Thursday that 16 of the 18 horses were being removed from the property, and a mare and colt were being left behind because officials were not going to separate them, he said.
The spokesman said he did not know the nature of Humane Society's investigation. Criminal charges had not been filed by the sheriff's office Friday evening, he said.
A spokeswoman from Humane Society of Seneca County, 2811 S. SR 100, declined to comment Friday evening.
The property at 8900 E. CR 24 is owned by Carol Young of Republic, according to the Seneca County Auditor's Office website. Young could not be reached for comment Friday evening.