DINWIDDIE, Va. - Sixty equines have been seized by Dinwiddie County Animal Control due to signs of malnourishment and lack of proper treatment.
The agency tells media outlets that the animals will remain on the owners' property under authorities' supervision. The county doesn't have a facility for a large group of equines.
The animals include 53 adult horses, a 1-week-old foal and three miniature horses. Four donkeys also were seized.
The agency says it took possession after its officers noticed a recent decline in the animals' conditions.
After a veterinarian evaluates the animals, the local equine community will be asked to help find private facilities for them until the case goes through the courts.