I don't know these people personally. What I have understood is that a nice lady had two acres. A couple she went to church with asked if they could put two horses on her land. They haven't been seen or heard from since. I do not know if there is a lease or board agreement. Probably not.
I do not know how long it's been but think it's been just the past few months. She has been feeding and caring for the horses.
Since she can't get a hold of the owners, what would she need to do to be able to legally sell or give away the horses? Or does she have to turn them over to the sheriff's department or?
Cases like this fall into an odd category - either as abandoned boarding animals or as abandoned animals. They should look into a stableman's lien, but they should also call the Brazoria County Sheriff's Department and see if they would consider them abandoned per the neglect law. If so, they can remove them, go to court, and then have them awarded to an organization. Now that the former livestock officer in Brazoria Co. has retired, the county most often works with the Houston SPCA.
The people are also welcome to email me at neglect at bluebonnetequine dot org with their address and details. We can call the sheriff's dept. and see if we can get them some help.