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Neglect on Woodford County farm discovered with the death of many horses, donkey
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A grisly find on a farm in Woodford County, Kentucky, located at 1975 Woodlake Road, and leased by Cheryll Jeffers, found many dead animals.

Many dead animals in stalls and other areas of the farm were discovered by authorities on Monday. It appears some of the animals have been dead for months. 16 horses, a donkey, dogs, cats, and chickens were found dead.

Some horses were found alive and authorities are looking to place them in homes who will take proper care of them.

Woodford County Animal Control is in charge of the investigation. If you can take in any of the surviving horses contact them at (859) 879-0598. Hay and water is being provided to those horses at the farm.

Unfortunately as the Equestrian Writer for I hear about this type of neglect too often these days. More needs to be done to support responsible rescues so they can take in more of the abandoned, neglected, and unwanted horses and other pets, and continue to offer the safety nets for these animals so they don’t end up like this.

I and other news organizations worked hard to help promote one of those rescues this past weekend, Buck Creek Valley Animal Rescue, to raise the needed funds to purchase the land they operate on. Losing just one of these rescues is devastating as the need is great right now to have them as the above severe neglect case points out.

Much has been accomplished in our Kentuckiana area to support these organizations but more still needs to be done. When I post a fundraising event in my articles for one of them I hope they will get the support they need by the public.

Photo; Courtesy of Carly Dolan

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About Sandy Dolan

Owner of Cedar Ridge Farm which operates a children's horseback riding lesson program in Greenville, IN. I have been involved with equine welfare and rescue activities. We have successfully rehomed at risk horses and retrained off the track thoroughbred racehorses in new careers in hunter/jumper, eventing, dressage, and barrel racing disciplines.

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