Starving Horses Recovering
We first told you Monday about a group of horses- starved and neglected by their owners and saved at the last moment by a horse rescue organization.
Sadly- one of the horses, a foal, just couldn't hold on long enough.
Layla, Her foal "Tonka" and another mare "Sienna" were purchased by Beauty's Haven Farm and Equine Rescue, a non profit organization.
Theresa batchelor paid Todd Williams over one thousand dollars for the mare and foal horses.
The second mare was owned by Krystal and Joann Knish.
Vets say the mares are recovering well.
Jenny Estripeaut with Beauty's Haven Farm and Equine Rescue says,
"People that are not aware of the care and the maintenance of a thoroughbred horse are getting into the thoroughbred industry because perhaps they feel that they can make millions over night."
Even though Batchelor says her organization runs exclusively on donations and can't afford to rescue all abused horses, she says she just couldn't turn away from those three.
Horse rescuers say they would like to see more regulations and background checks on those purchasing horses.
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