More than 150 animals rescued from the ‘heartbreaking’ conditions

Nearly two dozen miniature horses were among the more than 150 animals rescued from a backyard farm in Washington.

(Hooved Animal Rescue)

More than 150 animals live in squalid conditions were rescued this week from a muddy, feces-ridden backyard farm in Washington state.

The Hooved Animal Rescue called it one of the worst cases of animal cruelty they’ve ever seen.

The animals in the mud and feces-ridden conditions.

(Hooved Animal Rescue)

“If we have fresh water for them, they just scrambled for the water,” Kathy Bailey, president of Hooved Animal Rescue of Thurston County, told Q13FOX. “I don’t know how long ago they had fresh water. It was heartbreaking to see.”

Officials on Sunday reported to the house, where they found goats to be housed in stalls filled with feces, and several miniature horses with severely overgrown hooves live in the muck and the mud.

“There was a dog that was kept in a kennel that was filled with feces and urine,” Bailey said. “The food was thrown on the stool of the dog to eat. The water in the bucket had old straw and faeces and the water was full of algae.”

She said that the majority of the animals need to have X-rays done and be nursed back to health.

Rescuers said the miniature horses don’t have had ensured that year.

(Hooved Animal Rescue)

“Many swear to be bitten by live, rain rot and many [of the horses] are the stallions that will be gelded before being adopted into homes,” Bailey added.

Hooved Animal Rescue said he was in a horse, 23 miniature horses and 10 goats, while the services for animals rescued 19 dogs, including three rabbits and six domestic birds. The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office removed more than 100 chickens, turkeys, ducks and pigeons.

The owners have not yet officially charged, and Thurston County Animal Services plans to refer at least 19 charges for second-degree animal cruelty. Additional charges may be added depending on the outcome of a full investigation, Q13FOX reported.

The rescue says it will be at last $15,000 to start nursing the animals back to health.

Lucia I. Suarez Sang a Reporter for Follow her on Twitter @luciasuarezsang

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