Severely abused animals found in Cumberland County

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Saturday, March 21, 2015
A pony's hooves were severely overgrown when Animal Control officers came to its rescue.

EASTOVER, N.C. (WTVD) -- Animal Control officers said an anonymous tip led them to a disturbing case of animal abuse in Cumberland County.

Officers found a malnourished pony with overgrown hooves, a hungry pit bull mix, a live chicken, and several dead birds at the Eastover property.

They also found a skull belonging to an unknown animal.

Once officers find the owners, they will most likely face animal cruelty charges.

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