Shelter nurses neglected horses back to health

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The two were rescued Saturday and by Sunday show signs of hope in their eyes after having several hand-fed meals. But Fresno Humane Animal Services is asking for help after taking in the two starving horses. (KFSN)

They were found off Elm and Central Avenues in Fresno County. "We all know how it is when we're just the slightest bit hungry and they are absolutely starving," Becky Holly with the service said.

Holly said the two horses found on the side of the road frail and weak, "A look of starvation stemming from months of neglect," she explained.

The two were rescued Saturday and by Sunday show signs of hope in their eyes after having several hand-fed meals.

Holly has been helping nurse these horses back to life. "They were suffering, definitely, they were starving," she said. "You can see she's lost every bit of muscle mass here coming down and her hip bone should not be showing."

Amanda Allen is also with the service and says the addition of these two horses now make a total of four in the organization's care. "We're going to take care of their needs," she explained. "As far as vet care, we're going to have a farrier out here to take a look at their hooves and make sure that they're trimmed properly, and we're going to be feeding them."

Which is why they are asking for donations both food and money to help give these beautiful creatures the life they deserve. "It's an ongoing issue and it's just heartbreaking to know what they are going through when they are starved this way," Holly said.

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