ROSEBUD — Fourteen horses are now in the custody of the Humane Society of Missouri after the animals were taken from a property near Rosebud in eastern Missouri.
The Humane Society said the animals rescued Tuesday were severely underweight and had no access to fresh water. Nine dead horses were found at the same property.
The investigation began with an anonymous tip to the Gasconade County Sheriff's Department on Monday. The rescued horses were taken to the Humane Society's Longview Rescue Ranch in Union and will remain there until a disposition hearing scheduled for Feb. 10.
If the Humane Society gets custody, officials said as many of the horses as possible will be put up for adoption.
So far, no charges have been filed.