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Dozens of mistreated horses rescued in SE Minnesota


About 55 horses, ponies and donkeys that were suffering from untreated wounds and hunger were saved this week from a property in southeastern Minnesota, the Rochester Post Bulletin reports.

Several carcasses were also found on the property, WCCO reports.

Animal Humane Society agents and Fillmore County deputies got a complaint about the animals, the Post Bulletin says. It was one of the largest and most complex rescues that one of the agents had ever seen, the newspaper reports. A dozen horses that were in the worst shape were taken to the University of Minnesota Large Animal Hospital in St. Paul, and others were taken to a local fairground. Four animals were euthanized.

Little information was available about the property owner. It was a farm, the Republican Leader reported. Criminal charges are possible, the newspaper reports.

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