ESTACADA, Ore. (AP) -- Clackamas County deputies and Oregon Humane Society officials have seized 10 emaciated horses from a rural property near Estacada, Ore., southeast of Portland.

Humane Society officials said Monday that the animals will be cared for by volunteers from another organization at an Oregon City location.

Following up on a complaint, animal welfare workers had gathered evidence that the horses were severely underweight and their lives were at risk. The Humane Society says one also had a halter embedded in its skin.

The investigation continues.

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