Published On: Jan 26 2012 03:09:24 PM ESTUpdated On: Jan 26 2012 03:12:53 PM EST
Four former thoroughbred racehorses were found emaciated and abandoned near a northwest Miami-Dade County canal, investigators said.
Investigators with the South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals recovered the four abandoned animals, which were in poor health.
The were found near the C-9 canal. Officials said the horses have no fat and no muscle and are full of rain rot and sores.
The horses have identification tattoos in their mouths, which could show how many times they have raced and the names of their last owners. They were taken to Alibi Acres in Southwest Ranches to recover.