3 horses seized from Bucks County property; owners face animal cruelty charges

The Bucks County SPCA has seized three starving horses from a property in Bedminster, along with other animals. The owners are now facing animal cruelty charges.

A shocking photo shows one Bucks County Humane Officer and a volunteer seizing one of the horses, whose ribs are clearly visible.

FOX 29 stopped by the property after being tipped off about the near death conditions of the animals.

Now, after an investigation, officials have removed three horses, as well as six chickens and a potbellied pig.

Animal cruelty charges are pending against the owners of the animals, Michelle Hawkins-Pena and Billy Pena.

A veterinarian, who is now overseeing the care of the animals, hopes for a full recovery despite the long road ahead.

The Bucks County SPCA is asking for donations to cover the food and medical expenses for the animals.