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Seized horses still impacting Humane Society three years later

By: Tim Johnston Email
By: Tim Johnston Email

In 2008, more than 70 horses were found malnourished and turned over to the Jessamine County Humane Society.

"At that point, what we had were horses that were highly unadoptable," recalled Kim Hurst, President of the Jessamine Humane Society.

Now three years later, many of those horses have now been adopted, but others are still in the Humane Society's care.

"2008 was a huge year for us because the 74 horses were confiscated," said Hurst. "51 were left with us."

With the burden still on the Humane Society, other agencies are looking help however they can.

"What we do to assist them in those cases is we'll try to help financially and go out and we'll try to buy a lot of things the animals need," said Sherman Jett, Director of the Jessamine County Animal Care and Control.

"Our resources have to be focused on the immediate need and we're limited on the dogs and cats we can take in because so much of our time is spent on the horses," added Hurst.

Still, in the three years there's been very little relief. But Hurst says she will keep doing all that she can for these animals in need, even if her resources are stretched.

If you'd like to help the Humane Society, Hurst says they are always in need of volunteers who can help care for the animals.

To contact the organization go to: www.jessaminehumanesociety.org

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