MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) Investigators found 15 horses who appeared to have died from starvation on a Nobles County farm Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Nobles County Sheriff’s office, the animals were found at a farm in Reading, which is near Worthington.

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Nine horses on the farm are still alive and in good condition.

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The sheriff’s department says the farm’s owner ran out of money and could no longer afford hay.

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The county attorney’s office is considering animal neglect charges.