Township police Detective Mike Neering said that the 11 adult horses and one foal had infected hooves and were forced to live among heaps of their own feces.
Michigan officials have issued quarantines for about two dozen horses in four counties following the death of a horse with a strain of equine herpes virus.
It happened in Cass County’s Ontwa Township, about 10 miles northeast of South Bend Indiana.
A 71-year-old woman who was convicted of animal cruelty in the death of one horse says the animal must have been poisoned by someone else.
About 40 wild horses and burros will be trucked from the West to Michigan to be offered for adoption at an event this month.
A teen arrested in connection with a suspicious barn fire near Flint that killed 10 horses has been released.
Authorities say 10 horses are dead following a barn fire in the Flint area.
Investigators with the Michigan Humane Society and Detroit Animal Control officers have seized 10 horses from a warehouse on the city’s west side.
A Cohoctah Township woman with a history of animal-neglect complaints is again facing charges she neglected her horses.
A sentencing hearing for two women charged in a Michigan animal cruelty case involving 30 emaciated horses has been postponed after the court was given a photo of them dressed up as a judge and prisoner.