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Two deceased horses, one still tied to a tree, were found last week near Dorset Corner. They died of starvation. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Sarah Smith

Two horses found dead from starvation near Dorset

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Hubbard County authorities are investigating a gut-wrenching case of animal abuse after finding two horses that starved to death tied to trees near Dorset Corner.


One managed to break its leash, but the other simply dropped in place as it was shackled. The two had obviously been left there for part or most of the winter.

Hubbard County Sheriff Cory Aukes said he was shocked at the cruelty of what had occurred and vowed to catch the perpetrator.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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