New images of horses seized from Dinwiddie farm

Posted at 5:38 PM, May 23, 2012
and last updated 2012-05-23 17:59:15-04

DINWIDDIE, Va. (WTVR) - The public got a closer look at the more than 50 horses and donkeys rescued in a raid at a Dinwiddie farm last week.

New pictures of some of the malnourished animals were released by the United States Equine Rescue League on Wednesday.

In the photos you can see thin, frail horses. The images show just how malnourished the animals were when they were seized by the Dinwiddie County Sheriff's Office.

The animals are now being cared for by the Dinwiddie County Animal Control, which is working to relocate them.

More than half the horses required medical attention. It is estimated it will take 6 to 12 months for them to recuperate.

Prosecutors are still determining whether the owner, Sarah Johnson, will face charges.