Singer Willie Nelson has agreed to take two horses rescued from neglect in South Carolina.
The Texas entertainer has agreed to provide a home for a stallion named Whisper and a mare named Traveler, who were seized by Berkeley County Animal Control.
Whisper was underweight and had kerosene burns along his back from when his owner allegedly tried to cure a fungus infection.
Both horses were placed in the care of the Livestock and Equine Awareness and Rescue Network, known as LEARN.
Eric Elkins, of Learn, said News 2 in Charleston made the initial contact with Nelson, who agreed to take the two animals.
Whisper and Traveler will not head west until they are recovered.
Dwight Benjamin McCloud faces charges over the care of the animals.