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Neglected horses in Boyle County need help

Posted at 12:24 PM, Feb 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-29 12:56:40-05

(BOYLE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Animal Control is working hard to provide proper nutrition to malnourished horses that were found on a farm in Boyle County, but will need help.

On February 17, James Goode with Animal Control was initially called to investigate horses in a barn leased by Melanie Logue. However, more malnourished horses were found in a barn leased by Jennifer Bayney-Donnell, which is right beside Logue's barn. Both women are facing animal cruelty charges.

Two horses were found dead and other horses had to be euthanized because they were in such poor health. Now, Boyle County Animal Control's focus is on helping the 35 surviving horses make a full recovery.

"They've got that spark back in their eye"

The road to full recovery is far from over

"Any and everything helps," Goode noted. "We don't know how long this is going to take. It could be two months, it could be six months."

Volunteers to clean stalls must be at least 18 years of age. Donations of hay and money are also accepted.