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McHenry County Sheriff's deputies say they arrested the women Monday after finding 14 horses malnourished and poorly cared for. Six of the horses were removed by McHenry County Animal Control and transported to the Hooved Animal Humane Society in Woodstock for treatment.
"The reason those horses were removed is because they were in critical condition," said Debra Quackenbush, spokeswoman for the McHenry County Department of Health, according to the Daily Herald. "We're hoping there will be a good outcome for them."
Both women posted $100 cash to go free while awaiting trial. Information about their next court date and whether they had attorneys was not available.