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Feb 28, 2013 9:21 AM

California Organization Hopes To Help Lexington Horses

A nationally known animal rescue organization hopes to save a Lexington horse's life.

The yearling named Worthy has a leg deformity. Vets call it one of the worst cases they've seen. A group in Lexington contacted California-based animal rescue "The Gentle Barn," hoping it could rescue the malnourished, handicapped horse and its mother Indie. The necessary treatment will cost between $20,000 and $50,000.

But if she survives, her life with help save others.

"We rescue severely abused animals. We nurse them back to health and then those animals serve as the inspiration for children that are going through the same stories," Ellie Laks said.

Worthy will spend the next four month at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington for surgery and rehab. From there, if the money is raised, Indie and Worthy will go to California where they'll help Gentle Barn serve children.

For more information on how to help, log on to GentleBarn.org.

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