HOUSTON - The Houston SPCA rescued approximately 80 miniature horses and ponies from a property in Baytown Wednesday.

A team of veterinarians is now treating the animals for a variety of health problems.

"They did not have access to fresh water, they have overgrown hooves, breathing problems, hip problems, some of them are totally blind, some are partially blind,” said SPCA Communications Director Julie Imrek Kuenstle.

A team of cruelty investigators and specialists responded to the scene after receiving an anonymous tip.

The animals will eventually be available for adoption after they are nursed back to health.

The SPCA is in desperate need of horse brushes, detanglers and saddle blankets. If you want to help or donate, visit houstonspca.org for more information.