Friday, September 18, 2009

Thoroughbreds Available in Florida for Adoption $ 75.00 Fee

Rescued horses need new homes
Staff Report

Published: Friday, September 18, 2009 at 2:48 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, September 18, 2009 at 2:53 p.m.
Marion County Animal Services recently won custody of 23 registered thoroughbred horses. Those horses are now available for adoption through Animal Services for only $75 each.

Animal Services seized the thoroughbreds in August after the animal owner, Lope Gonzales, repeatedly failed to properly care for them. When MCAS removed the horses from the property, the thoroughbreds were in various states of poor health, with approximately half of the then 33-member herd an emaciated 400-500 pounds underweight. The judge handling the custody part of the case awarded 10 of the 33 horses back to Gonzales. Criminal charges are still pending on the case.

For more information on how to adopt, contact MCAS at (352) 671-8700.

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