Police investigate facility after horses found malnourished
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Two malnourished horses are fighting for their lives after they were found emaciated in a facility in Miami Gardens.
The South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals have rescued the two malnourished horses after Miami Gardens Police found them in uninhabitable conditions. "Probably 10-12 inches of manure. Neither one of the horses had water, and there wasn't any food on the property for them," said SPCA's Laurie Waggoner.
One of the horses, named Suzy, was found extremely under weight and has open wounds on her legs. Waggoner said the 4-year-old horse might not make it. "She is completely emaciated. In fact, she probably has a 50/50 chance of surviving," said Waggoner.
Waggoner said it looks like both of the horses have not been feed four several weeks. "In fact, this time last year, from the same exact stalls that these horses were in, we pulled out two other Paso Fino horses," she said.
Waggoner was surprised because the two were from a public boarding facility. "There are people all over that rent stalls and come everyday to feed their own horses, and everyday they walked passed these horses knowing the condition that they were in," she said.
Miami Gardens Police is investigating who is responsible for the neglect of the horses.
The South Florida SPCA has established special funds to help with their immediate care. To donate, click here: www.crowdrise.com/paintbucket.
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