Horses Abused - Charges Dropped

12-21-04 - Charges have been dropped in a high-profile case involving allegations of animal abuse and neglect. First News brought you the story this summer – two horses in Durant that lacked water and food.

Rescuers relocated the horses since then and have been nursing them back to health.

But the case of animal cruelty against the owners was dismissed last week when two key witnesses failed to appear in court.

The horses are still being kept in an undisclosed location but they will most likely be returned to their original owners.