Willie Nelson taking 2 horses rescued in SC

March 29, 2012 4:12:23 AM PDT
Two malnourished horses found in Summerville last month are heading west to a ranch owned by singer Willie Nelson.

The founder of the LEARN horse rescue group says the animals will be taken to Nelson's 700-acre ranch near Austin, Texas, when they are strong enough. Elizabeth Steed says she thinks the horses will have recovered enough by June to make the trip.

Amy Nelson says her father has been rehabilitating horses since 2006.

A 3-year-old paint gelding, Whisper, and a 12-year-old mare renamed Traveler were starving when they were found Feb. 29.

Dwight Benjamin McCloud of Summerville agreed to give up the horses. He's charged with failure to provide care or treatment for an injured animal, failure to provide humane treatment and failure to provide adequate food and water.

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