POSTED: Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 4:24pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 10:38am
LINDALE --- Horses are recovering after being starved by their Lindale breeder. The SPCA along with Smith County deputies took the 43 horses from their owner Wednesday after a six-month investigation.
SPCA officials say A neighbor's tip lead authorities to the ranch where they also found skeletal remains of other horses.
Rescue workers say the animals were initially startled to be taken. Two of the horses are pregnant. Some still are not strong enough to stand.
They are now eating and drinking water properly at stables provided by the Humane Society of the U.S. They'll be evaluated and treated then put up for adoption.
The owner is facing civil charges in connection to the case.
To find out about adoptions and donations, visit the SPCA of East Texas .