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Horses found dead, malnourished in Henryetta field

The McIntosh County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a concerned citizen called about malnourished horses in a field in Henryetta. (Courtesy of McIntosh County Sheriff's Office)

The McIntosh County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a concerned citizen called about malnourished horses in a field in Henryetta.

Deputies say they first received the call on Tuesday, Feb. 6.

When they got to the scene, officials found four horses dead and 13 others alive and malnourished.

Deputies provided feed and water to the animals.

The owner is working with the sheriff's office and a local veterinarian.

MCSO said the owner will be facing charges of some kind, but the investigation is still ongoing.

A vet is scheduled to inspect the remaining horses tomorrow.

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