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Copiah County Horses Recovering and Finding New Homes

COPIAH COUNTY, Miss. – Over 100 horses found dead, injured and living in deplorable conditions in Copiah County are on their way to making a remarkable recovery and finding homes.

Many have already been adopted out. Little Creek Ranch has saved 65 of those horses and of those 65 only 20 are left still looking for homes.

Terry Figueroa founder of Arabian Rescue Mission is helping Little Creek Ranch with the adoption process and getting donations to care for the horses. Figueroa said, “We’re concentrating on getting the herd healthy and ready for new homes.”

The horses were found with open wounds, malnourished, and living in filth with no food or water, but they are doing much better now.

“They’re doing great! They’re putting weight on leaps and bounds. They’re getting healthier every day.” Figueroa said, “A lot of them are still scared, but we’re getting there. The less horses that are here, the easier it is to handle each horse individually.”

Figueroa said the adoption fee ranges anywhere from $0 to $50. The older horses that are harder to handle are going for free as long as the person is qualified to handle them. The application process isn’t difficult, but they do require references and a good background of caring for other horses.

“We just don’t want them back in the same situation.” Figueroa said, “Every horse goes with a contract. They are not allowed to sell them at an auction or change hands without us knowing where they are going.”

If you’re interested in adopting a horse or donating to help care for the horses you can call Little Creek Ranch at 662-587-5247 or Tammy Figueroa at 973-896-0781.

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