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Anderson County authorities seized two horses and arrested a man on animal cruelty charges on Wednesday.

Jason Shipley was arrested when authorities picked up the horses, which they say were extremely underfed. The two horses will now stay at Horse Haven on a strict hay-only diet until they can start slowly eating normal feed.

"They were both very thin, one worse than the other. They seemed very happy to see us. They both loaded perfectly. After we loaded them up, we took them to UT Vet School and they were checked out thoroughly. They had their blood drawn and then they came here," said Sonja Cowsert, associate executive director for Horse Haven.

Shipley was arrested on animal cruelty charges. He was also wanted on several other charges separate from Wednesday's arrest.

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