Five horses described as malnourished have been seized by authorities in Mississippi.
The Stone County Sheriff’s Office, along with Trails End Horse Haven of Petal, and supported by the Humane Society of the United States, took the animals from a McHenry address on Thursday afternoon.
The sheriff’s office had received several complaints from local residents about the condition of the horses.
They were to be examined by a veterinarian and will remain in the care of Trails End and the Hub City Humane Society until well enough to go into foster care.
No decision has been reached on whether charges are forthcoming.