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A third horse survivor from the herd shot and killed in Floyd County in mid-December is now recovering at our farm in Simpsonville. 

Dec 28, 2019: Late last night, the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) received a pregnant mare and her weanling colt from the same herd where 20 horses were found shot dead on a strip mine near the Pike and Floyd County line on Dec. 17.

The two survivors are recovering at the Kentucky Humane Society’s Willow Hope Farm in Simpsonville KY.

KHS Rescue Horse “Willow” is from This Same Herd

UPDATE: on Dec. 23, additional horses were found shot and killed on this strip mine. This brings the total number of horses killed from this herd to 20.

The Kentucky Humane Society is joining other animal welfare groups in asking the public for help finding the people responsible for killing 15 horses in Eastern Kentucky.

The horses – including pregnant mares and foals – were found shot dead on a strip mine on the Pike and Floyd County line Dec. 17. Local authorities believe the horses were hunted down and shot with a low caliber rifle.

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