Denver7 viewers donate $11,000 for veterinary care of 80 neglected horses

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — The Dumb Friends League says the outlook for dozens of badly neglected horses has improved dramatically, thanks in part to generous Denver7 viewers.

On July 7, 80 neglected horses were turned over to the nonprofit’s Harmony Equine Center. Some of the horses were severely emaciated, while others had difficulty walking.

“Just feeding them is going to be a huge bill. And then all the veterinary care, not just from our vet, but also from all the secondary vets who come to help us,” said animal cruelty investigator Alex Wildee. animals from the Colorado Humane Society. Denver7 last month.

Since this story aired, the generous viewers of Denver7 have donated nearly $11,000 to Denver7 Gives to help with these expenses.

“Thank you very much. We really appreciate it, and it will go towards the care of these horses who desperately need it,” said Dr. Apryl Steele, President and CEO of Dumb Friends League, upon presenting the check. “Your viewers have been so generous, and we greatly appreciate that.”

Generous Denver7 viewers donate $11,000 for veterinary care of 80 neglected horses

Bobbi Priestly, who oversees the Harmony Equine Center, said each horse is making noticeable progress in the recovery process.

“We brought them in and provided them with as much as they could eat and medical care from our vet, she said. “They found their cum.”

Once the horses have fully recovered, many will be available for adoption.

“For some of them, we’re hoping over the next two weeks to start breaking them down and seeing where they are. Others, I guess, it’ll probably be more like a few months before they’re ready for that. Some of them are still pretty skinny, so we’ll have to put some weight on them,” Priestly said.

Denver7 is the proud media partner of the Dumb Friends League.

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