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A severely neglected dog cowers in the corner of a room as Humane Society of the United States workers search a private residence during an animal rescue in Warren County, NC on Sept. 3, 2014 Jason E. Miczek/for The HSUS
UPDATED: September 3, 2014, 4:42 PM ET
On September 3, nine horses and 16 dogs were rescued from a property in Warrenton, North Carolina. Warren County Animal Control contacted The Humane Society of the United States after discovering 18 horses running at large and in poor conditions. Those 18 horses were transported to local equine facilities last week. The Humane Society of the United States and local volunteers assisted Warren County Sheriff's Office and Warren County Animal Control with the rescue and removal of all of the remaining animals.
Many of the horses have cracked hooves and are underweight. All of the animals are infested with fleas and had no access to clean water or adequate food. Veterinarians identified remains of multiple horses and dogs on the property.
Rescuers will transport the animals to local equine facilities and animal shelters where they will be thoroughly examined and receive any necessary medical treatment and rehabilitation.
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