Meet Tate the horse. 🐴
Three years ago, Tate was severely neglected by his owner who was charged with animal cruelty. The #teamHCSO Agricultural Crimes Unit assumed custody of Tate, and after a couple of months, nursed him back to health. He was ready for a new life!
At the time, Freedom High School was starting up a new program for students wanting to become a veterinary assistant. This was a perfect new beginning for Tate!
At Freedom, the students learn how to take care of him. They feed, bathe and groom him. Since he arrived on campus three years ago, he’s made new friends, too — like the pig 🐖 you see below! The relationship between the students and Tate has been a win-win for everyone!
Tate is thriving these days, and he’s one example of the good work HCSO’s Agricultural Crimes Unit does to protect both the citizens and animals of #Hillsborough County! 💙