KENOCKEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WWJ/AP) – Authorities are urging people to be on the lookout after two miniature horses in rural Michigan had part of their tails hacked off.

Kathie Simasko tells the Times Herald of Port Huron her horses named Samson and Levi were found Thursday with their tails cut in St. Clair County’s Kenockee Township. She says they’re “going to be miserable” this summer since it will be harder for them to swat away flies and insects.

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State police are investigating. St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon wants people to “be vigilant” and notes similar cases have been reported in the Detroit area.

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Last month, police in the Downriver suburb of Trenton said three ponies and a horse that give rides to children had their tails cut off at a park. About two feet of hair was slashed away.

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