Rescued Horse Making Appearance on "Today Show"

1 decade 2 years 8 months ago Tuesday, December 12 2006 Dec 12, 2006 Tuesday, December 12, 2006 9:13:53 AM CST December 12, 2006 in News
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SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A horse rescued from a southwest Missouri ranch is traveling to New York to appear on NBC's "Today" show on Thursday. A paint gelding named Scott and more than 100 other neglected and abused horses were confiscated from William Zobel's rural Republic ranch in 2005. Most of the horses were sent to the Humane Society of Missouri's Longmeadow Rescue Ranch in Union to recuperate. Scott will be among seven animals appearing on the nationally televised show in a segment to highlight the rescue ranch's Barn Buddy Program, where sponsors help care and feed animals. Zobel pleaded guilty a year ago to four counts of animal abuse and one of failing to dispose of a horse carcass. Under a plea deal, Zobel agreed to drop any ownership claims to the horses. He also will not be able to own or possess any animal and cannot engage in animal breeding.

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