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Horses improving after being rescued from Knox County farm

March 19th, 2012 9:48 am by Associated Press

Horses improving after being rescued from Knox County farm

Knox County Sheriffs Department Capt Robert Hubbs offers hay to one of the 31 horses the Animal Control Department is rescuing, Thursday, March 1, 2012 in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/The Knoxville News Sentinel, Mile Cary)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Horses found starving on a Knox County farm are regaining their health and being adopted.

Eighteen horses remained at the Chilhowee Park stables late last week.

The Knoxville News Sentinel ( ) reported seven horses had been adopted and four more were waiting for their new owners to come and get them. The remaining horses were being moved to Horse Haven to continue treatment.

On March 1, animal control officers removed 34 malnourished horses from a farm in the eastern part of the county.

Nina Margetson, the executive director of the Horse Haven rescue center, said she thinks the situation in which the horses were found was a matter of hording.

Margetson said every horse brought to the park was massively dehydrated.


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