WAGONER COUNTY, Okla. -- Five starving horses were rescued from a Wagoner County home earlier this month after deputies received a tip from a concerned citizen.
The horses were located on May 2 in the Haskell area. Wagoner County Sheriff's Office deputies said the horses were without food and water, and were extremely weak.
The remains of two horses were also found.
The owner of the horses was found to be living in Beggs. The owner said he was no longer able to take care of the horses, and he thought someone else was taking care of them.
Blaze's Tribute Equine Rescue was contacted to take care of the horses.
"Citizens in Wagoner County take the neglect of animals very serious," said Wagoner County Sheriff Chris Elliot. "We are happy that a concerned citizen cared enough to contacted us." Sheriff Elliott continued, "I'm proud of my deputies and investigators for making the lives of these noble creatures a priority. I'm so pleased that the good people of Blaze's Tribute Equine Rescue stepped up to the plate to help our agency and these poor horses. Blaze's Tribute is a fantastic operation and does some great work. The criminal case of animal abuse is still ongoing and charges are anticipated in this case. Animal abuse is a felony in Oklahoma."
Anyone who is interested in adopting any of the horses can contact Blaze's Tribute Equine Rescue at 405-399-3084.