Alachua County Sheriff's Deputies Rehabilitate Two Starved Horses
ALACHUA COUNTY - Just five months ago they were starving...and now they are ready for a new home.
Alachua County Sheriff's deputies siezed two horses during a death investigation.
The up-keep of the horses cost $1,400 and deputies will get back some of these costs at auction.
The Sheriff tells us that people often take on the responsibilty of animals they can't manage, and that's how many of the animals they sieze end up with the Rural Services Unit.
Sheriff Sadie Darnell: "People move here thinking overnight you can become a farmer or a rancher and you don't have to know much about caring for animals but as you can see from the picture how neglected they were and that took a period of time for them to diminish in such a way and then it takes several months to get them back at a level where they are healthy."
The auction will be this Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Rural Services Animal Impound lot on 18903 NW 67th Boulevard LaCrosse, FL.
There is no minimum bid, and the horses will go to the highest bidder.
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