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Hazard Man Facing Animal Cruelty Charges

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PERRY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A man is charged with animal cruelty after officials found a number of horses in his care severely malnourished.

The sheriff's department responded to a residence on Walker Branch road in Hazard on Thursday, where they found horses living in dirty stalls with no food.

One horse could barely stand, another had bones visible from malnourishment.

Owner Danny Johnson is now charged with second-degree cruelty to animals.

The horses have been taken to the local animal shelter.

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