Video: Rescued Tennessee Horses Will Start a New Life

by Fran Jurga | 7 January 2010 | The Jurga Report at

Days before Thanksgiving, The Humane Society of the United States assisted in the rescue of 84 neglected horses from a Cannon County, Tennessee property.

Although many of the starving animals were in extremely poor condition, teams from The HSUS and United Animal Nations, working with an army of local volunteers, were able to nurse them back to health over a four-week period. Many of the horses still have months of recuperation ahead of them, but thanks to the intensive care they have received, most will recover fully from the abuses of their previous life.

They are now being cared for by local equine rescue groups, and many have already gone to new homes.

This video, produced and provided by HSUS, shows some of the activity in the early days at the fairgrounds in Tennessee where the horses were cared for temporarily. Tractor Supply Company was a generous donor, as were other companies and individuals, I’m sure.

Will all these horses find homes? Will they live happily ever after like in some equine fairy tale? We don’t know what the future holds for any horse in a rescue situation but these horses have a second chance at life, thanks to generous agencies, associations, volunteers and corporations. And that’s a darn good start.

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