A local non-profit animal sanctuary is caring for seven neglected horses that were found on Tucson's south side.
Pima County Sheriff's Department is investigating this case as possible animal abuse.
Wild Hearts Rescue Ranch has taken on the task of bringing the horses back to a healthy status. They are malnourished and need lots of veterinary treatments for things like hoof care, dental care, vaccinations, and blood work.
A major focus is to get the horses out of starvation status, especially because at least one of them is pregnant.
"It's the same for any living creature," said Jessica Gray with Wild Hearts Rescue Ranch. "Being emaciated while another life is growing inside of you, demanding nutrition from you, is a desperate situation."
Wild Hearts is asking for donations to help pay for the extensive veterinary care needed by these animals. They say it will take more than $10,000 over the next six months to get the horses to the point of recovery.
To make a donation, visit the south side seven GoFundMe page . You can also donate directly to Adobe Veterinary Center by calling (520)546-8387.