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Grant County 9 equine seized (Marion, IN)

posted Feb 25, 2017, 12:40 PM by Indiana Horse Rescue
Grant County officials contacted Indiana Horse Rescue about taking in 9 equine (Horses, Donkeys and Mules) that had been part of a long investigation.  We gathered a team of volunteers and trucks and trailers (4 of them) to round up these animals.  It took 3.5 hours and having animal control come to tranquilize 3 of them to get them caught and in the trailer.  We are thrilled we were able to step up and take them in.  Now we need your help.  Taking in an additional 9 has put an enormous load on our hay supply, we are currently fine on grain thanks to Purina/Land OLakes donation to the rescue.  We do need additional dewormers for the horses - per vet instruction we are starting at 1/2 dose of Panacur before moving on to the full dose and other more aggressive dewormers.  & of the 9 are stallions (in tact) and will need to be gelded as soon as they are turned over to the rescue - we are estimating that to be between $1500-2100.00 depending on the amount of drugs and any complications.  These are not funds we currently have in the budget.  All equine need serious farrier care with one donkey having the severest neglect that will take time to correct, but the vet feels confident that we can do it!  4 of them, 2 paint/pinto studs are under the age of 3 and the two mules are under the age of 3 - they have no training whatsoever and we need funds for training, there is only so much we can do here at the rescue.  They will need to learn to be caught, haltered, lead and pic up their feet for the farrier just to start them off.  We have a lot of work ahead of us and will need donations to be able to do it.  We do have a gofundme set up at or donations can be made through the website on our donation page or any paypal link.