Emaciated Horse And Miniature Hinny With Overgrown Hooves Rescued From Colorado Farm

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office responded to a welfare check on two horses in Howard, Colorado, and found one emaciated horse and a miniature Hinny (cross between donkey and horse) with extremely overgrown hooves.

The owner surrendered the horses to Colorado Humane Society who brought them to Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center to be rehabilitated.

They are receiving medical, dental, and hoof care and being fed a proper diet.

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“Each species of animals have unique care requirements that must be met,” Alex Wildee, a field service investigator for the humane society, told 9News. “As an animal owner it is our responsibility to understand and provide for these needs. Early reporting is incredibly important. This kind of neglect happens over a long period of time. It takes years for a horse’s hooves to get to this state. If you have a concern or you see a problem, call. Colorado Humane Society and local Law Enforcement are here to provide resources and educate our community.”

The equine center took in another seven neglected horses last week and posted, “Working to end pet homelessness and animal mistreatment across the state is a never-ending task – and it does not stop at the shelter walls.”

They urge people to report any animal neglect or abuse and be a voice for the voiceless.

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