PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Humane officers returned two neglected horses to their original owner in Indiana County.

Duke, 17, and Ebony, 20, are now in good hands after they were found wandering in Derry Township nearly starving a few weeks ago.

“There are really no words to describe the excitement I have for them to be back home where they never should have left to begin with,” Kim Roman, horse owner, said.

She owned the horses for 10 years before selling them three years ago for personal reasons.

She thought about them often over those three years and when she saw them on the news abandoned and in need of help, she couldn’t wait to have them back.

The woman she sold them to, Beverly Conley, of Derry Township, has been cited for cruelty to animals.

“I can’t believe that somebody would intentionally let animals starve and not take care of them properly because they were always taken care of here,” Roman said.

Roman says the idea of selling the horses again isn’t an option and they will be part of her family for many years to come.

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