Dead horses illegally dumped along busy road in South Fulton

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Residents who travel along a busy roadway in South Fulton said they are upset after someone dumped two dead horses and no one seems to be doing anything about it.

The carcasses were disposed along Campbellton-Fairburn Road and neighbors said they have been there for weeks.

After weeks of calling local agencies, those neighbors reached out to FOX 5 News for help.

"I mean with their halters still on them, ain't no animal deserves that," one resident who did not want to be named said.

It is a jarring sight with the two dead horses in plain view of the busy highway.

"They threw them out here like garbage," the neighbor said.

She said the horses have been there for three weeks and she is pleading for something to be done.

"Well, I called animal control, they told me it was public works. So, I called public works three or four times," she said.

As FOX 5 News crews arrived at the scene Thursday morning, Fulton County Animal Control followed by South Fulton Police as well as the Georgia Department of Agriculture arrived at the scene. With each of the agencies coming to similar conclusions. Someone illegally dumped the animals on private property, and it will likely be up to the property owner to them removed.

"Still, someone must be responsible, so that people just can't throw dead horses," the neighbor said.

Officials said that will take further investigation. This neighbor said the property recently sold at auction and she is unsure who controls the land.

"I don't know, I feel like they are going to have to bury them on the spot because they have been here too long, I just want them gone."

Animal control investigators said the horses did not show obvious signs of abuse.