Horses saved from suspected abuse on Hamptonburg farm

Five dangerously malnourished horses were found in Orange County (4/1/14)

HAMPTONBURG - Five horses suspected of being abused are recovering after being found on a farm in Orange County.

The Hudson Valley SPCA took the animals Friday night during a raid at a farm on Route 416 in Hamptonburg.

Humane law enforcement officers were tipped off that there were several horses being neglected.  When officers arrived, they found a total of 30 horses, including three dead horses and five near death.

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The sick horses are now at a rescue in Bloomingburg.

No one has been charged yet in the case, but the investigation continues.

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