300 wild horses in South Dakota need homes as deadline looms

Posted at 12:09 PM, Feb 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-04 15:09:44-05

Hundreds of wild horses at a troubled South Dakota sanctuary are enduring bitter weather while a group of volunteers works to feed and care for them.

Others are sorting through adoption applications and networking on social media in search of homes for the horses.

More than 800 horses were impounded in October at the nonprofit International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros after a state veterinarian found they were being neglected. All but 20 were eventually surrendered by their owner.

Some 500 horses have already found homes, but volunteers at the ranch near Lantry, in north-central South Dakota, say many of the remaining animals could be more difficult to place.