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Police find 4 dead horses and 4 in poor health on Virginia property

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Posted at 1:03 PM, Feb 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-05 17:45:05-05

CULPEPER, Va. - Police say they're investigating a case of possible animal cruelty after they found four dead horses and four others in poor health.

The Culpeper Star-Exponent reported Tuesday that the animals were found on a property in eastern Orange County, which is about an hour and 20 minutes northwest of Richmond.

Ten more horses were voluntarily removed from the property and are being cared for by a group called Hope’s Legacy Equine Rescue.

The Orange County sheriff's office said in a press release that the investigation into abuse or neglect is continuing and that animal cruelty charges are anticipated.