FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Another horse has been rescued from the hills of Floyd County, after a number of horses from an abandoned herd had been shot.
In December of 2019, 20 free-roaming horses were found shot-to-death on a strip mine near the Pike and Floyd County line. An investigation into who killed the horses is ongoing.
Since the deceased horses were discovered, several have been rescued from that same herd thanks to the joint effort of Dumas Rescue and the Kentucky Humane Society Equine Care.
The Kentucky Humane Society reports that on Saturday night, they received another horse survivor from that same herd. Dumas Rescue had captured the filly on Saturday and transferred her to their care.
They believe the horse is the daughter and sister of two other horses that were rescued.
All three horses are at the Kentucky Humane Society’s Willow Hope Farm in Simpsonville.
Dumas Rescue is still working to capture the last three surviving horses from this herd.
The groups are asking anyone who has information on who killed the horses to come forward. They would like to see whoever is responsible for the horrific cruelty be brought to justice.