FORT POLK -- A Texas animal welfare group has stepped forward to take in hundreds of horses that roam Fort Polk in hopes of saving their lives.

The Humane Society of North Texas is relocating nearly 400 horses from the Vernon Parish Army post to its location in Decatur, Texas. The Army announced in August it would remove the horses from training areas on and around the base, saying they presented a safety risk.

The Town Talk reports the group has relocated about 50 horses so far and will take more groups, of 30 to 50, over the next two years. The group has an adoption event Saturday, where interested people can view the first group of horses.

The relocation effort is expected to cost about $50,000. To donation, visit .

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