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Laurens County Animal Control removed two horses from a pasture in Gray Court, where they say the animals were malnourished and exposed to the elements. All photos courtesy of WSPA Laurens County Animal Control removed two horses from a pasture in Gray Court, where they say the animals were malnourished and exposed to the elements. All photos courtesy of WSPA
LAURENS COUNTY, S.C. -

Starving and freezing to death. South Carolina officials say that's the condition several horses were found in under the care of their owner.

Our sister station, WSPA News 7, was there when animal control officers removed the two horses from their owner's Laurens County pasture. Reporter Jenna Troum says the condition of the horses was a sad scene to witness. Even worse, Troum says she learned that a third horse had been found dead from apparent starvation and exposure to cold weather.

According to Troum, the  horses' owner declined to an on-camera interview, but said her horses were healthy. However, animal control estimates,  the two survivors are between 100 to 200 pounds underweight.

Troum says Joe Mann, a local farm owner, took in the survivors. "We've picked up probably 15 horses and donkeys in the last month. This is the most we've ever been called in a month," said Mann. He said it's time for South Carolina animal cruelty laws to toughen up. For the full, original story see the link below.

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