Heartbreaking: Rescue group discovers neglected horses with 3-foot-long hooves

According to HLN, authorities visited the stable after a good Samaritan called the local humane society about the condition of pet pigeons on the property. There, rescue workers found two horses in a stall filled with manure and transported them to Days End Farm Horse Rescue for rehabilitation. Sadly, a third horse was euthanized.

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Days End Farm said in a press release that "these are the worst, most extreme cases of hoof neglect the organization has ever seen." Authorities believe the horses lived in dismal conditions for more than 15 years.

The nonprofit rescue group said an investigation is underway, and the horses' owners could face animal-cruelty charges. Read more here.

Click here or scroll down to see the heartbreaking photos of the animals. (WARNING: Graphic images.)

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