The Nebraska Humane Society needs the public’s help to take care of nine horses that were rescued from a farm in Boone County on Thursday.
Staffers and volunteer horse wranglers say there were close to 100 horses on the farm, but officials took only nine, which were the most severely underweight horses.
The Nebraska Humane Society was called in by Boone County officials after they received an anonymous tip about the horses condition.
Kristie Biodrowski of the Nebraska Humane Society says the horses have sores all over their bodies and matted hair, both of which are signs of malnutrition or parasite infestations.
Biodrowski also says the owner was cooperative in turning over the animals.
“I look at this as a hoarder case,” says Biodrowski.
“People really like animals or they start to get a few and start to accumulate more animals than they’re able to care for.”
NHS is working to get the horses veterinary and nutritional care.
For more information on how you can help contact Kristie Biodrowski at 402-905-3425.
Boone County Attorney John Morgan tells Channel 6 he expects to file charges next week once he takes a look at the reports from the Humane Society.
The owner of the horses is said to be cooperating with authorities.