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Charges expected after starving animals found living in filth in Salem, Ind.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Animal abuse charges are expected to be filed today after horses, goats, and a donkey were allegedly found living in horrible conditions.

The animals' owner, who is from Salem, Indiana, hasn't been named yet because the investigation is ongoing. Six horses, six goats and one donkey were removed from the property Saturday morning.

Rescue officials say the animals were starving, living in filth and their own feces.

"The goats were in three feet of muck and feces and urine and had been nailed into a stall for a year. You don't keep animals that way," said Jo-Claire Corcoran, an officer with Heartland Equine Rescue.

The animals are now in a vet's care, and it could take eight months to get them back to good health.

Heartland Equine Rescue is asking for donations to help get the animals back to good health.

Call the Washington County Sheriff's Department to find out how to donate. The number is: (812) 883-5999.

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