Our Animal Rescue Team responded to an alleged neglect case in Ashland County, Ohio where 16 horses, six goats and several cats and dogs were trapped in dirty, dark conditions—many of the horses were forced to stand in feet-high piles of their own waste.

These animals were suffering from appalling neglect. The horses and goats have painfully overgrown hooves, and one horse has a severely injured eye. No animal should be forced to live like this. Your support is urgently needed to help these animals and others like them.

Horse before being rescued from a neglect situation in Ohio
Meredith Lee
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The HSUS
Horse before being rescued from a neglect situation in Ohio
Meredith Lee
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The HSUS

Updates

Nov 18: The animals have been transported to safe locations where they are receiving much-needed care. Veterinarians are examining the animals and have gotten them started on treatment such as antibiotics, and nail trims. Some of the horses are laying down, likely due to lameness/sore feet.

Nov. 16: Our Animal Rescue Team is on the ground in Ashland County, Ohio, where 16 horses and several other animals are suffering from what is alleged to be appalling neglect. Many horses were found trapped in stalls and standing in several feet of accumulated waste and several are suffering from devastating hoof and eye injuries. Donate now to help these animals get the urgent care they need and support all our lifesaving work.