Rescued horses get new lease on life thanks to local citizens

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Rescued horses get new lease on life thanks to local citizens

By Shannon Sims. CREATED May 15, 2013

UNION GROVE - Left to die, 23 horses were rescued from a farm in Pleasant Prairie and are now getting a new lease on life thanks to the help of Stonehenge Farms and a number of volunteers.

"It reminded me of a POW camp and not a nice one either," Clawz and Pawz director, Robert Melby said. "It kind of gave that grim feeling, hopeless feeling that you got from the animals."

Though these animals were rescued five weeks ago, signs of neglect can still be seen.

"We feed them different than a normal horse. now that we are past the stage of over feeding a starving animal," Melby said. "Until I don't see bones anymore, I will keep putting food in front of them "

Volunteers come from near and far, some driving two hours, to make sure the horses are fed and their stalls are clean.

"It seems like when bad things happen the community comes together," Melby added.

Stonehenge will continue to board the horses until the court releases the animals to Claws and Paws. The horses' former owners are due back in court at the end of this month.

Shannon Sims

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Shannon Sims joined the TODAY'S TMJ4 team after working (most recently) with the morning team on FOX19 in Cincinnati, Ohio.