Evansville non-profit organization rescues horses from alleged puppy mill in Martin County


A local non-profit organization rescues several horses from an alleged puppy mill in Martin County.

A Hoof and A Prayer Horse Rescue traveled to Loogootee Sunday to pick up nine of the horses.

On Friday, Martin County Sheriff’s deputies were called to investigate an alleged puppy mill.

They found around 100 animals in horrendous conditions, including dozens of dogs, donkeys, and horses.

Seventy-three-year-old Julia Arney has been charged with animal cruelty she’s currently in jail being held on a $20,000 bond.

A Hoof and A Prayer says they received a call and decided to help.

When they arrived, they say the horses were standing in waste three to four feet deep.

“Their feet are absolutely in deplorable conditions. Some of the horses are in good weight, but they have had no human, you know, contact so they’re very nervous, very jittery, they’re in desperate need of having some of their feet done, their teeth, vaccinations, worming especially.”

If you want to help, the rescue needs hay, volunteers and funding for vet bills. The horses will eventually be put up for adoption.

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(This story was originally published on January 28, 2019)

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