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BOURBON COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Animal control workers say 40 horses and 10 dogs have been rescued after their owner abandoned them on a piece of land in Bourbon County.
"They've been utterly neglected for months," said veterinarian Walker Logan, who is now helping care for the horses.
Logan says the horses had been living on their own since April.
"I have worked for animal rescue for many years," he said. "Unfortunately, it's not too surprising."
Investigators say the owner of the animals dropped them off on a piece of land, without the landowner's permission.
A new person bought that land, and called animal control to get the animals help.
"There's been no parasite control, no vaccinations, no treatment of wounds," Logan said.
The horses are now staying on a farm in Bourbon County. Some of them have already been adopted.
Thirty of the horses still need a permanent home. The dogs are now in the care of the Paris Animal Welfare Society.
"They are very cute little dogs," Paris Animal Welfare Society Director Robin Vincent said. "They've been wonderful. They've got great attitudes. They get along with each other."
Charges against the owner of the animals are pending. Investigators know who she is, but they're still trying to track her down.
If you'd like to help the dogs, we have a link attached to the Paris Animal Welfare Society.
If you'd like to help the horses, you can email Logan at firstname.lastname@example.org.