UPDATE: Neglected horses continue recovery in Bell

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BELL, Fla. (WCJB) -

A group of horses are in full health after more than a year in recovery, their Lake Butler owners responsible for their neglect.

In October of 2018, investigators say they discovered 50 horses suffering from severe medical issues.

In July of 2019, Cheryl and Richard ErvIn were each charged with 38 misdemeanor counts and four felony counts of animal cruelty.

One count of felony animal cruelty was also brought against Pablo Rivas, who owned one of the horses on the Ervins’ property.

One local non-profit, Horses Without Humans located in Bell, took in seven of the horses.

Now, some of those horses have been adopted by loving families while the others are in various stages of training.

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