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Horses rescued from strip mine site

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Posted at 3:57 PM, Dec 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-29 06:29:39-05

FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Two horses are recovering after being rescued from an abandoned strip mine where 20 horses were found shot and killed in Floyd County.

The pregnant mare and her colt were taken to the Kentucky Humane Society late Friday night by Dumas Rescue.

"I feel like we closed the door as they walked off the trailer and into their bright future," said Tonya Conn, the group's president.

They're now recovering at Willow Hope Farm in Simpsonville.

The Human Society reports that the mare is very thin, and both horses are being assessed for what resources they need to help in their recovery.

Dumas Rescue is heading back to the strip mine to try and rescue at least three more horses from the same herd that they believe are still alive.