HOMESTEAD (CBSMiami) –Law enforcement officials are investigating eight starved, emaciated horses that were turned over to the South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals over the weekend.

Two of the eight emaciated horses turned in to South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on Sunday, June 1.  (Source: South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)

Two of the eight emaciated horses turned in to South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on Sunday, June 1. (Source: South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)

The horses include six Thoroughbreds and two Quarter Horses.

When animal rescue officials received the horses, they were given the lowest score possible on a body condition scale.

One of the horses is likely pregnant, said officials.

Police charged the owner of the horses with animal cruelty.

 

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