6 horses, 2 mules rescued from property in northern Missouri

1 year 6 months 22 hours ago Wednesday, October 19 2016 Oct 19, 2016 Wednesday, October 19, 2016 7:43:00 AM CDT October 19, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

MILAN (AP) — The Humane Society of Missouri has removed eight horses and mules from a northern Missouri property, claiming the animals are badly malnourished.

The Humane Society says its Animal Cruelty Task Force first discovered in June that six horses and two mules were living on a barren acre of land near the town of Milan, with no food and dirty water. The animals were removed Tuesday after the Sullivan County Sheriff's Department obtained a warrant.

The owners of the horses and mules are charged with six counts of animal abuse and neglect. Their names have not been released.

A hearing is scheduled for Monday at the Sullivan County Courthouse in Milan to determine custody of the animals.

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