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Most starving horses now doing ok

Rescue workers tend to a horse that could no longer stand. All the other horses rescued that day are doing well. Rescue workers tend to a horse that could no longer stand. All the other horses rescued that day are doing well.

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PINE LEVEL, AL (WSFA) - A week after investigators seized twenty starving horses from a Montgomery County man, an update on the animals' conditions. 

The horses were rescued from a spot of land on Chapel Gray Loop Road in Pine Level just off Highway 231 South.

Each of the horses, a combination of quarter horses and paint horses, is recovering as expected except for one. 

Cameras captured the sight of the brown and white horse lying on the ground, unable to stand up. Officials with the Dusty Trails Horse Rescue group say 'it could go either way' for that horse.

The organization, along with the Montgomery Humane Society, rescued the animals after the owner admitted he could no longer care for them due to the economy. He said he'd been having difficulty finding work and that he just couldn't afford the $500 per month it costs to buy hay.

Charges were never filed against the man as he was running a legal, legitimate breeding farm.

As for the healthy horses, each should be ready for adoption in a few weeks.

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