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May 27, 2010

The HSUS Makes Contribution for Care of Neglected Horses

Following the seizure of 26 neglected horses, The HSUS offers assistance to support their care and recovery

  • This neglected and emaciated horse was found on the Garrett County property. Days End Farm Horse Rescue, Inc.

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) applauds the recent efforts of Garrett County, Maryland officials in seizing 26 neglected horses, 18 cattle and four goats from a western Maryland farm. The starved animals ranged in condition from poor to severely emaciated, and most were sharing a barren pasture. Officials also found bones and decaying carcasses in the field.

All of the horses were taken to Days End Farm Horse Rescue in Woodbine, Maryland. It is estimated that some of the horses will require six or more months of care and rehabilitation.

To assist in feeding and supporting these horses, The HSUS contributed $7,000 to Days End. "The HSUS has been an integral part of helping make the impoundment of these animals possible," says Brooke Vrany, assistant director at Days End Farm Horse Rescue. "With the estimated cost and time of rehabilitating these starved and neglected horses, we could not have acted alone."

"We appreciate all that Days End has done for these horses," says Adam Parascandola, director of animal cruelty for HSUS. "And we hope that this contribution with help these horses get a new start on life."

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