HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The Humane Society of Washington County is investigating a situation that recently resulted in the euthanization of a miniature mare and the rescue of two emaciated horses from a property in Washington County.

The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown reports that Days End Farm Horse Rescue announced that the horses were found on Friday in an unspecified location, with two of the horses having curled hooves that were more than three feet long.

The nonprofit horse-rescue organization says that of the more than 3,000 horses the group has rescued in 26 years, they were the worst cases of hoof neglect that the organization has encountered.

Humane Society Chief Executive Officer Kim Intino says officials could not comment further about the ongoing investigation.
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