ST. LOUIS — The Humane Society of Missouri has been awarded custody of 16 horses and two donkeys removed earlier this month from a property near Milo.
Humane Society officials say that many of the animals were malnourished when they were removed on Jan. 6. Seven horses were found dead on the property.
A judge on Monday granted custody to the St. Louis-based Humane Society. Officials said as many of the animals as possible will be put up for adoption, though because of their poor condition, it may be several weeks before they are well enough to be made available.