Starved Horses Rescued In Shawnee - - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

Starved Horses Rescued In Shawnee

Posted: Updated:
John Spangler John Spangler

Gan Matthews, News 9

SHAWNEE, Oklahoma -- Three horses found in emaciated condition on some property in Shawnee were rescued just in time, according to local veterinarian Dr. Mike Stewart.

"These horses are pathetic," says Stewart. Referring to a male horse, Stewart adds, "this particular horse here couldn't lose another ten, fifteen, twenty pounds, and he's a dead horse."

The property owner where the horses were found, John Spangler, was arrested for cruelty to animals, but no charges have been filed so far. Authorities say they also found a stolen RV on Spangler's land.

Mike Stewart and his staff have been feeding the horses good food-- but in limited amounts because the horses' digestive system can't handle too much. But life is good for the horses right now. "You can see they're pretty happy horses now," Stewart says.

Special Features

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.


Breaking political news & the latest headlines from the state capitol & D.C.


See where weather is happening using our live interactive radars.


Spend your money wisely with reviews of new tech gadgets & the latest news in technology.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive
Powered by Frankly
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111 is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.