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Malnourished horses rescued from Okay property

Posted at 8:25 AM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-05 09:27:48-05

OKAY, Okla. — Four horses were rescued from an Okay area property after an animal neglect investigation, officials said.

Wagoner County Sheriff's Office deputies were sent to the 9800 block of North 35th Street on Feb. 22 in reference to four horses that were in need of care.

Deputies said the owner was unable to care for the horses due to recent health issues.

The horses were donated bales of hay by Undersheriff Todd Riggs until they could be rescued.

On March 2, Blaze's Tribute Equine Rescue took possession of the horses. The rescue will take care of the horses until they are healthy, and then put them up for adoption.

”Big shout out to Orscheln's, Blaze's Tribute Equine Rescue, and my Undersheriff Todd Riggs for their contributions to this unfortunate situation. We hope these horses recover quickly so they can be adopted out," said Chris Elliot, Wagoner County Sheriff.

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