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2 Starving Horses Found Boarded Up In Stall

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say two horses were each 200 pounds underweight when they were found boarded up in a stall at a South Florida ranch.

Jeanette Jordan of the South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says the horses were kept without food or water for months in an 8-by-10-foot stall at a boarding facility in Miami Gardens.

Jordan tells The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/14YOd5R ) that the horses survived by eating wood and their own manure. She says "it was almost like they were being nailed into a coffin to die."

Police began investigating at the facility after receiving a report about animals that appeared to be extremely thin. The horses have been moved to a rescue ranch in south Miami-Dade County.


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