SFSPCA Sun Sentinel

Published: Jul 09, 2013 10:57 AM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say two horses were each 200 pounds underweight when they were found boarded up in a stall at a South Florida ranch.
    
Jeanette Jordan of the South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says the horses were kept without food or water for months in an 8-by-10-foot stall at a boarding facility in Miami Gardens.
    
Jordan tells The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/14YOd5R) that the horses survived by eating wood and their own manure. She says "it was almost like they were being nailed into a coffin to die."
    
Police began investigating at the facility after receiving a report about animals that appeared to be extremely thin. The horses found Sunday have been moved to a rescue ranch in south Miami-Dade County.
    
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Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com

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