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Neglected horse ready for adoption

Posted at 5:33 PM, Jan 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-29 18:11:58-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — One year ago, Animal Care and Control removed several horses from a Lexington property during an animal cruelty investigation. One of the survivors has come a long way and is ready to be adopted.

Zoe and David McMillan have developed a special bond since Zoe arrived at McConathy farm on year ago.

"She literally had to learn how to eat again," David McMillan, of the McConathy Farm Rescue Team, said.

Zoe, along with three other horses, were in dire condition from severe neglect. The horses were rescued and brought here to McConathy Farm. But Zoe and her mother were the only two that survived.

"We've put 200 plus pounds on her. She had no hair, literally, anywhere on her back. Her hip bones were protruding out. She was very emaciated," McMillan said.

David says after months of caring for her, she is ready for adoption.

"It gives me cold chills just thinking about it because to see a horse that was so so sick. I mean there were literally days away from dying now, you'll see when we bring her out. She's full of life."

While David isn't sure what Zoe's future holds, he says he knows it's a happy one.

"It brings tears, I'm not going to lie to you, you get attached to them. It's hard to see them go away but you know it's for the better," McMillan said.

Please contact McConthy Farm at 859-983-8316 for more information on adoption.