Officials seeking volunteers to help care for seized horses in Helena

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A Montana Department of Livestock officer feeds the group of horses seized by the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office earlier this week.

THOM BRIDGE, Independent Record Nolan Lister

The Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office put out a call for volunteers to help care for the nearly 60 horses seized from a north Helena Valley ranch Tuesday amid an investigation into alleged neglect. 

Sheriff Leo Dutton said a Cascade County horse rescue operation took in 10 of the horses, including a few of the studs, mares and foals.

“They were problematic horses,” Dutton said of the three studs that were making caring for the rest of the herd difficult. “The studs are not well behaved.”

Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton feeds the horses seized by his department earlier this week.

THOM BRIDGE, Independent Record

Dutton said it took his deputies, a Montana Department of Livestock employee, a

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