These two emaciated horses were seized from an abandoned ranch in rural Douglas County by the Lawrence Humane Society recently. The ranch owner left the home in March and left the horses behind without food or water. Animal rights advocates say an increasing number of horses are being abandoned in the poor economy. The former owner could face animal cruelty charges.

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Brent Fry 6 years, 1 month ago

Cowards. If you can't care for your animal, take it to a shelter or be "man" enough to put it down yourself. Don't just leave the animal to die alone and starving.

Amy Heeter 6 years, 1 month ago

Suck bas*@#ds. Surely there was a neighbor it friend who could have taken them. Whoever it is should receive the same.

Chad Collins 6 years, 1 month ago

I have an unused bag of oats for them. Anyone know if I can drop it by the humane society? How sad.

pagan_idolator 6 years, 1 month ago

Absolutely outrageous! How could a person do that???

Centerville 6 years, 1 month ago

I'm sure any donations, especially money, would be welcome at the Humane Society. These horses are getting a lot of excellent attention at Stepping Stones but have some serious medical problems to be resolved. And, remarkably, they both have very sweet natures.

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