CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. (AP) Two horses who ran free for several days in southeast Missouri, running in and out of traffic and trampling recently planted crops, have been surrendered to a shelter.

The Kennett Daily Dunklin Democrat reports that the horses were captured last week in a farm field near Caruthersville after running free for several days.

Police and animal control officers spent hours on June 4 trying to capture the horses and keep them from running onto Interstate 55. After nearly 10 hours, the horses were secured and taken to their owner, who agreed to give them up.

Both horses have been receiving medical attention. It wasn’t immediately clear how they got free. An investigation continues.

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