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.