Horses saved by Local Rescue

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Mar 132013
 

Author: Makenzie O’Keefe

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Two local horse rescue barns recently saved 16 horses that were sure to face death. The horses were at a Weld County feed lot, about to be sent to a slaughterhouse in Mexico. Shiloh Acres Horse Rescue was one of the rescuers that saved 10 of the horses. Many of the horses needed extensive medical care and rehabilitation due to poor treatment at their prior homes. One of their mares, Merida, was found 18 months pregnant when rescued. She was so malnourished  they did not know she was pregnant at the time.

Shiloh Acres paired with Denkai Animal Sanctuary to rescue these horses. They reached out to the community and out of their own pockets to raise enough money to save the horses the day before they were to be sent to the slaughterhouse. Shiloh Acres prides itself in saving the lives of horses and nursing them back to health. Some of the rescued horses continue on to new homes after reaching good health, while others stay as permanent residents on the farm.

If you are interested in learning more about the horse rescues or how you can help, visit www.shilohscres.org.