Martin Sheriff’s detective wins award for investigation and surrender of sick, neglected horses


(Top left: Detective Ben Fennell, Sheriff William Snyder; Top right: rescued malnourished horse; Bottom left:  Tuckahoe Mansion; Bottom right: Detective Ben Fennell, Deputy William Weiss. (Source: MCSO)

Congratulations to Martin County Sheriff’s Agricultural Detective Ben Fennell for winning the 2014 Pegasus Wings Award for Public Safety Beyond the Call.

Detective Fennell was given the honor by a unanimous vote at a ceremony at the Tuckahoe Mansion in Jensen Beach.

He was recognized for his tireless work in the western community. The group specifically cited three instances where he, in his capacity as an agricultural detective for the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, spearheaded the investigation and surrender of several sick and neglected horses.

Those horses were then taken to a facility where they received proper medical care, nutrition, and a second chance at life. The foundation thanked Sheriff Snyder and the Martin County Sheriff’s Office for their continued efforts to create a safer and healthier environment for animals.

Through this dedication, and with Sheriff Snyder’s support, Detective Fennell has been instrumental in the rescue of nearly one dozen neglected and malnourished horses in our community.

The Pegasus Foundation is a 501(c)3 created to promote animal welfare around the world.

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