Humane Society investigating Covington County property

COVINGTON COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Officials from the Mississippi Humane Society responded to calls from the community on Wednesday and investigated conditions at a Covington County residence.

MHS officials said they discovered two horses and three dogs in poor condition. All the animals were malnourished and had no fresh water. Both horses had several sores on the their bodies. The dogs were all chained to trees at the front of the property. One of the dogs had a broken leg.

An official from the Humane Society said steps are being taken to rescue the animals from the property.

A viewer e-mailed WDAM-TV on Wednesday saying there was a "VERY thin gray horse...with chains on its feet," and went on to give out the location. WDAM-TV posted the details on Facebook, and members of the community came together to contact authorities.

See the Facebook conversation here:

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