90 neglected animals recovering in Crowley

A total of 90 animals were rescued from poor living conditions in Falls County, near Waco, on Monday.

Many of them were found dehydrated and starving, but now there's hope, thanks to the Humane Society of North Texas.

However, the rescue group still needs help.

The owner of the property surrendered the animals and was arrested last week on unrelated charges.

Included in the rescue were 53 chickens, seven horses, eight donkeys, eight piglets, six hogs, four cats, a goose and a dog.

"The horses really received the brunt of the neglect and they're severely emaciated,” said Whitney Hanson with the Humane Society of North Texas.

The Humane Society says nursing the horses back to health is the part that gets expensive.

"It took months for the horses to get in the shape they are in, and it's gonna take several months to get them out of that shape, and it's a slow process because you don't want to move too fast when you're refeeding a horse that's been malnourished because it can make them colic, which can be deadly,” said Hanson. “So we have to go at a slow pace, make sure we're feeding hem high quality food and high quality hay to get them back up to weight.”

The other animals on that property were taken by a rescue group near Waco.

Once all the animals are finally nursed back to health, they can be adopted out.

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