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Sick, neglected horses rescued

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Eighteen sick and neglected horses have been rescued from an 8-acre property in Iowa's Guthrie County.

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa says it helped county officials remove the animals on Thursday. The horses were taken to two of the league's rehabilitation facilities for veterinary care, food and shelter.

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League Executive Director Tom Colvin said in a news release that the horses had been living without food, shelter and veterinary care for an undetermined amount of time. Colvin says the animals face a long road to recovery.

Once healthy, the horses will be available for adoption through the league's Barn Buddy adoption program.

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