Bob Williams, the gay CEO of Ranch Hand Rescue in Argyle, sends along word that the rescue recently received six horses that were beaten and neglected in Garza County.

Two of the horses are critical and near death, according to Williams. Garza County authorities sent the horses to Ranch Hand because it is known for its expertise in criminal cases and in critical cases.

“We desperately need to raise awareness about this issue of animal abuse and neglect,” Williams said in a release. “People need to know that we will insist on prosecuting every single case we are involved in to the full extent of the law.”

For more on Ranch Hand Rescue, visit their website or Facebook page. More photos of the horses after the jump.