Thursday, February 28, 2013
GARRAD COUNTY, KY FEBRUARY 27 2013
More Than A Dozen Horses Rescued From A Garrard County Farm
Posted: Feb 27, 2013 7:06 PM
More than a dozen horses had to be rescued from a Garrard County farm from, what one animal rescue group called, a catastrophic situation.
This started yesterday when animal control, a vet and others received calls about horses not being cared fro properly.
LEX18 is told it got so bad they had to euthanize a couple of the horses right away
LEX 18 cameras were rolling as the rescue was underway, loading 13 of the horses into trailers.
Garrard County Animal Control says about four of the horses died on the property from malnutrition and starvation.
The person who owned the horses told officials he fell on hard times and was trying to do the best he could to care for the animals.
Buckland Equine Rescue was the re and said this is a problem they are hearing more of lately. They'd like to hear from people struggling to take care of their horses sooner rather than later.
"It's much harder for us to do our job then. If you call and say 'hey I'm in trouble, I need to get rid of them,' it lets us set up to find places before they get into trouble," said Chris Takacs from Buckland Equine Rescue. "The problem, you see, here nobody got in touch with anybody that could help them out."
This case is still under investigation by Garrard County Animal Control. They say once the rescued horses are back up to health they'll be ready for adoption