Nine neglected horses seized in Dare County

Posted at 12:21 PM, Mar 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-09 13:41:31-04

Wanchese, N.C. – Nine horses have been seized due to neglect in Dare County, according to the Outer Banks SPCA.

In late January, Dare County Animal Services and volunteers from United States Equine Rescue League removed nine horses from the property of Carla and Jim Gallop in Wanchese, North Carolina. The move comes after lengthy investigation sparked by numerous complaints about the horses’ health and living conditions, officials tell NewsChannel 3.

United States Equine Rescue League (USERL) investigators and volunteers are assisting the Outer Banks SPCA in providing care for the horses in an undisclosed location.

Many of the horses are emaciated, with body condition scores well below ideal levels, NewsChannel 3 has learned. It is estimated that it will take about four to six months for the horses to regain their health.

The court date is set for early March to determine the future of these neglected animals.

Rescue Organizations and private citizens wanting to assist are encouraged to contact USERL or Outer Banks SPCA.

Additional Contact Information:

USERL 800-650-8549; Outer Banks SPCA (252) 475-5620

Care for animals is estimated to cost thousands, according to the Outer Banks SPCA.

Donations are tax deductible and may be made via Paypal from either website, or via US Mail,;

Additional Information for Donations:

Please note ‘Dare County Horses’.

Outer Banks SPCA

PO Box 2477

Manteo, NC 27954


1851 W Ehringhaus Street

Suite 146

Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Immediate needs: Quality Square Bales of Grass Hay( 4/day)

Donations of Feed ( Senior, Beet Pulp, Alfalfa Pellets). Funds to provide need veterinary and farrier care.