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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 fosteringā€¦ 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 lameā€¦ 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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