ONONDAGA NATION (AP) - An animal welfare organization has taken 14 neglected horses from property owned by the Onondaga Nation where seven other horses were found dead.
The Syracuse Post-Standard reports volunteers from the Central New York SPCA went to the 156-acre farm in the town of Onondaga after getting reports of mistreatment earlier this month.
Paul Morgan, the organizations executive director, says the surviving animals were emaciated, in poor condition and appeared to be wild.
The property has been owned by the Onondagas since 1999, but isn't on their reservation.
Morgan says the tribe is cooperating and a group of Clan Mothers issued a statement saying they weren't aware of the mistreated horses.
Morgan said Monday the horses may have been on the property since before the Onondagas acquired
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