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Eight horses seized in South Florida welfare case

One of the seized horses. Photos: Florida SPCA

One of the seized horses. Photos: Florida SPCA

Eight horses have been seized by authorities in South Florida as part of an animal welfare investigation.

The six thoroughbreds and two quarter horses, said to be in poor condition, were seized on Sunday by the Miami-Dade Agricultural Patrol in the southwest of the county.

florida-case-2They were turned over to the South Florida SPCA, which confirmed one of the horses had since died.

The society said in a press statement that all the horses scored poorly on the Henneke Horse Body Score System.

They were all mares and one was likely pregnant, the charity said.

Police have charged the owner of the horses with animal cruelty.

The South Florida SPCA now has 70 horses in its care.

A fund has been set up to help care for these horses, and donations can be made here

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