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Published February 16, 2013, 09:32 PM

Dozens of abandoned horses find a home in the Red River Valley

Hawley, MN (WDAY TV) -- Several people from our area volunteered to adopt or foster about 30 of those neglected horses.

By: Becky Parker, WDAY

Hawley, MN (WDAY TV) -- Several people from our area volunteered to adopt or foster about 30 of those neglected horses.

These horses are stepping off a semi-trailer after a long journey. Not just the hundreds of miles from Mandan, but also the neglectful conditions they endured in their former home.

Steve Rask: "It's horrendous, what has happened to these horses."

But now, hope is on the horizon.

Lifelong "horse people" from across the Red River Valley are giving these animals a second chance.

Kateri: "The biggest challenge will be getting them healthy again but starting off slow."

Some are adopting, while others are fostering… they will nurse them back to health, then find them permanent homes.

Tracy Tschakert, a horse trainer from Barnesville, organized the mass adoption.

Tracy: "I guess I was just so mad. I can't understand how anyone could sit by a let these horses starve to death."

Becky Parker: "Upon seeing the horses, organizers say none of them appear lame… just very thin, and in need of proper nutrition."

Kateri: "We have a great horse community, I'm sure they'll all find good homes."

Steve: "They deserve better."

Triple H Horse Rescue in Bismarck took in some of the other horses.

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