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More than a dozen horses rescued from 2 Minn. farms with 'deplorable conditions'

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VERNDALE, Minn. (KMSP) -

Earlier this week the Todd County Sheriff's Department seized more than a dozen horses found in deplorable conditions on two farms. 

Authorities found horses wasting away and covered in lice on of the farms in Verndale, Minn. and Eagle Bend, Minn. Investigators say the horses didn't have enough food or shelter during the brutal winter and their thick winter coats actually hid how bad off the animals really were.

Mike Froseth is used to raising elk on his farm outside Sauk Centre, Minn., but he has opened his home and his heart to the horses. Froseth says after two days, the horses are already doing well on the road to recovery. Now all that's left to do is find them good homes.

"They look a lot better than they did two days ago," Froseth said. "When they came, you could see the ribs all the way down."

Investigators arrested one of the owners but plan to pursue criminal charges against both. If you are interested in caring for one of the seized animals, you are urged to call the Animal Humane Society.

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