Neighbors concerned over horses in Bucks County

- There's concern in Bucks County over horses. Neighbors worry they are starving and they say the horses are getting skinnier.

The police and Bucks County SPCA are now involved trying to figure out what happened to these horses.

Stephanie Tarta, of Mountainview Horse Rescue, is extremely concerned about the well-being of the horses on Sweetbriar Road  and Spruce  in Bedminster Township. She says they have been on bad shape for months.

"It is clear that they have not been fed properly over a period of time and the end result is that they are on death's door," she told FOX 29.

The owners did not want to talk to us and a 'No Trespassing' sign has been placed at the end of the driveway.

Bedminster Township Police Chief Mark Ofner saw the horses firsthand.  He admits they are extremely thin but says the owner claims she is trying to save them.

"She says the horses were rescued from a race track and that they were very ill," he explained.

The Bucks County SPCA tells FOX 29 it is well aware of the situation and has been working with the owners, adding it takes time for horses in this condition to put on weight.

Police reiterate all the proper steps are being taken.

"The animals are being watched. They are being checked. We have verified they're fed, they have water. That the SPCA is involved and a vet is involved."

Concerned neighbors and horse lovers fear time is running out for these five horses and feel the Bucks County SPCA needs to be more diligent before it's too late.

"I've expressed to them most likely by the time of their next visit, two horses back there could very well die, so then what? I think immediate action needs to take place," Tarta said.

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