21 horses rescued in Wayne County; donations needed

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WAYNE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky Humane Society, in partnership with State Police, rescued 21 horses from poor living conditions in Wayne County over the last two weeks.

Volunteers are asking for donations to help pay for the rehabilitation of the horses.

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State Police say the horses’ original owner had more than 40 horses. Additionally, troopers found four dead horses in the owner’s care.

The horses are recovering in Simpsonville at Willow Hope Farm.

The Humane Society says many of the horses have parasites and rain rot among other health conditions that need attention.

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Bobbi McSwine joined the ABC 36 News Team in March 2020. She started as a Web Content Producer in November 2019. She was born and raised in Chicago, IL, known to many as the “Windy City.” She studied journalism at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign. While in school, she had a number of internships ranging from Free Spirit Media, ABC 7 Chicago and Illinois Public Media. She fell in love with writing in high school and paired that with a newfound passion for storytelling in college. She misses her hometown, but she loves the horses and rich history in Lexington. When she’s not working, she’s probably listening to music or binge-watching Netflix. She’s always looking to get to know more people in Central Kentucky, so feel free to shoot her a message on Facebook @BobbiWTVQ, follow her on Twitter @McSwineB_News, or send her an email at bmcswine@wtvq.com.