Starving horses tax
Fresno County animal shelter
A Central California humane society is working to find foster stables for 27 starving horses that were found at two Fresno County farms.
The county Sheriff's Office seized 14 horses Friday (Dec. 23) from a farm near Riverdale where deputies and workers from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals also discovered four horse carcasses.
Two of the animals had to be euthanized, one because it had a broken ankle that had gone untreated and the other because it was so severely malnourished.
Fresno County Sheriff's Lt. Phil Caporale says the farm's owner is out of the country but could face animal cruelty charges.
A Fresno man was arrested last Tuesday (Dec. 20) after authorities discovered 19 starving horses on his leased ranch, one of which had to be put down.