The Lincoln County Sheriff's Department, acting on a tip, found five abandoned horses and at least five and possibly as many as eight dead horses in various states of decomposition strewn about a small pasture outside of Ivanhoe.
The Lincoln County Assessor's office confirmed the property located west of Ivanhoe is not a tax-delinquent property, though it appears abandoned.
"Five horses were rescued and taken by the sheriff's department and transported to a place they can be helped," said Lincoln County Sheriff Jack Vizecky.
Photo by Steve Browne
Five horses in poor condition were removed from a property near Ivanhoe, strewn with the carcasses of at least five and possibly as many as eight dead horses.
The sheriff's department anticipates charges will be filed, according to Vizecky.
- Steve Browne