10 miniature horses rescued; owners unable to care for them

Ten miniature horses have been removed from a New Hampshire property where authorities say they had been living in unsafe conditions.

The New Hampshire SPCA and the state police received a complaint about animal cruelty and took the horses on Sunday from a property in Dalton. Officials say the owners had become overwhelmed and unable to properly care for the tiny horses, which they voluntarily surrendered.

The horses range in age from 1 year to 16 years old. Their conditions vary.

SPCA officials will test the horses for parasites and diseases, treat any conditions and provide vaccinations and dental care. The organization is based in Stratham and is seeking help from the public in paying for the cost of helping the horses.