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Saturday, June 5, 2010

49 Neglected Equines Rescued in VA!

In one of the most shocking stories of horse neglect that I have ever seen, the Humane Society of the United States recently assisted in the rescue of 49 severely neglected horses, donkeys and mules from a farm in West Virginia.

Many of the animals were seriously underweight (one at almost half of its healthy body weight!) and suffering from a variety of illnesses and infections.

The Humane Society, together with the Cabell-Wayne Animal Shelter, removed the sick and starving animals and provided much needed food and vet care.

If you'd like to be a part of the effort to help rescue neglected and abused equines, you can sign up for the June 13th "Ride for the Rescues" National Trail Ride. All proceeds from this national event will go toward equine rescues and charities across the US. The Michigan trail ride will be held at the Fort Custer Recreation Area in Kalamazoo. 

For information on "Ride for the Rescues" trail events in other states, click here.


Anonymous Maryann J. said...

Absolutely unbelievable. It was a heartbreaking story, but hopefully will have a happy ending now. One person in jail and 50 plus horses OUT of jail.

June 5, 2010 at 10:09 PM 

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