Woman surrenders horses in fear of losing job

JACKSON, Tenn.,– A school system employee turned over three malnourished and sick horses to local animal rescue group. Redemption Road Rescue is focused on rehabilitation, rescue and re-homing abused horses in West Tennessee. According to Lori Collins with the non-profit, they were first made aware of the latest three horses to come into their care about seven months ago. Collins said the owner left the horses in the care of a family member. “She explained to us that these horses ended up in her care because a family member that owned them ended up incarcerated.” Madison County Sheriff’s Deputies said the owner of the horses has been in jail since January and at the Penal Farm since February of this year. “There was no source of food what’s so ever on the property,” Collins said. The female family member feared her job with the school system could be in jeopardy if formal charges were filed. So the horses were surrendered to Redemption Road, the group said. A Stud horse is part of the abandoned trio. Collins said his movement was incredibly limited because he had been tied with about 8-feet of rope. All the horses have skin infections and acted lethargic when arriving for quarantine at the rehab facility, Collins said. The group is hopeful all three horses will recover and go to forever homes. Donations can be made to Redemption Road Rescue by visiting their website at www.redemptionroadrescue.com

Categories: Gallery