Two Eastern Ky. horse rescues doing well, one up for adoption

From: Kentucky Humane Society Equine CARE Facebook

SIMPSONVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) — Kentucky Humane Society Equine CARE says two horses who were rescued from a mass shooting in December are now  reaching admirable milestones, a healthy pregnancy and tame enough for adoption.  

Hope and Knox were hauled in after surviving a shooting that killed 20 horses in Floyd County. 

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8-month-old Knox is going from never being handled by humans to searching for his forever home.  

The equine society describes Knox as a confident boy who loves people and thrives on mental stimulation. The Kentucky Human Society believes that Knox is best suited for an experienced owner who will continue to do groundwork and help Knox understand boundaries. 

Hope, Knox’s mom and currently pregnant rescue, was also found after the massacre. Since arriving at the Kentucky Humane Society she’s received the prenatal care she needs to bring her foal into the world.

The humane society says it’s monitoring her weight and nutritional intake to ensure she’s physically able to provide for her foal.

While Hope’s belly continues to grow, they describe her as a kind girl who enjoys being pampered.

Floyd County Officers are still investigating the horse slayings.