Matchbox Twenty rocker Rob Thomas is desperately trying to save two badly injured horses from further harm from their neglectful owners - even offering to pay $10,000 (GBP6,710) for the animals.
The singer has been moved by the plight of the equines, which are being cared for by animal sanctuary Pets Alive - but is distraught to hear the owners "are still trying to get these horses back".
Thomas was prepared to hand over the cash for the steeds - but his efforts have been rejected.
He tells the New York Daily News, "Hopefully, (they'll do) what's best for the animals."