Posted at: 03/13/2013 6:20 PM
By: Laura Lee
(ABC 6 News) -- We're getting our first look at two dozen badly malnourished horses that were seized from a farm in Fillmore County back in December.
The animals have been recovering at the Truhaven Ranch in the Twin Cities for four months and the people who are helping them say their recovery is nothing short of a miracle.
These horses, mules, and ponies, part of a group of 55 seized from a fillmore county man in December were once near death.
They were starved to the point that their bones were poking out, six had to be put to sleep.
Nursing them back to health seemed impossible for Truhaven's Director, Candy Phillips.
"This has been a bit overwhelming for all of us," she says, "but we've had the best people around, the best crew out here, the most wonderful people we've met through sponsorships and donations, and volunteers."
"It's has just re-iterated my faith in humanity," says Phillips.
The man investigators say is responsible for the condition of the horses faces 25 counts of animal cruelty and one count of improper disposal of dead animals.
He has not been taken into custody. His next court date is May 14th.