80 Horses Moved to Safety
Hot Springs MT (SFTHH) – Eighty horses are receiving much needed veterinary care at a foster location while volunteers continue to move 650 llamas, two camels, several pot bellied pigs, donkeys, bison, cattle, goats, and sheep to safe locations for veterinary evaluation and future adoption campaigns.
As reported earlier (click HERE) Jerry Finch, President of Habitat for Horses, has been organizing the rescue of hundreds of animals from the Montana Large Animal Sanctuary and Rescue after being contacted by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) to spearhead the operation. The lives of 1,200 animals were put at risk when the large animal sanctuary and rescue lost funding from it’s major contributor. According to Finch it appeared that the animals had been fed but other required care had been withheld for an extended period resulting in the deaths of many of the sanctuary’s residents due to lack of foot/hoof maintenance and other untreated medical disorders.
Assisting Habitat for Horses, the first equine rescue to be accredited by GFAS, have been volunteers and members from Montana Animal Care Association, Western Montana Equine Rescue and the Montana Horse Sanctuary where the horses will ultimatly be placed while awaiting adoption.
Finch urged interested parties logon to the Montana Horse Sanctuary website for adoption information as the combined effort hopes to have photos and details posted for potential forever homes by the end of the week.
- Sanctuary Lost: Death in the Montana Mountains (rtfitch.wordpress.com)