Five abandoned horses rescued near Ivanhoe

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department, acting on a tip, found five abandoned horses and at least five and possibly as many as eight dead horses in various states of decomposition strewn about a small pasture outside of Ivanhoe.

The Lincoln County Assessor’s office confirmed the property located west of Ivanhoe is not a tax-delinquent property, though it appears abandoned.

“Five horses were rescued and taken by the sheriff’s department and transported to a place they can be helped,” said Lincoln County Sheriff Jack Vizecky.

The sheriff’s department anticipates charges will be filed, according to Vizecky.

– Steve Browne