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Clark County Animal Shelter Takes In Emaciated Horses, Pleading For Help

Posted at 7:19 PM, Feb 17, 2019

CLARK COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – The Clark County Animal Shelter is in need of help after receiving several emaciated horses.

The shelter posted on their Facebook page that Clark County Animal Control took two emaciated horses into their care on Saturday night.

Reportedly they are being boarded and cared for by an equine specialty vet.

But the Facebook post says that the shelter expected to receive several other horses on Sunday.

Shelter leaders write that they’re not prepared for housing large animals and the vet costs will likely be high due to their conditions.

They are asking anyone who can donate hay, or has an empty stall or paddock who may be able to temporarily house one of the horses that is in better shape, please contact them.

They also are seeking donations.

The shelter is asking that e-mails be sent to and monetary donations can be made on their website

The post says that they’re not releasing photos or additional details about the horses conditions or the circumstances surrounding them because the situation is developing.

You can also reach out to their Facebook page: click here.