State offering rescued horses for adoption

CT putting rescued horses up for adoption.

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – Several horses that were taken by the state during investigations of neglect or abuse have been nursed back to health, and the State Department of Agriculture is offering them for adoption. The state says the horses have all been cleared to move to new homes, are up to date on their vaccinations, and have been implanted with microchips.

Agriculture officials say because of their circumstances, some of the horses may have physical or social limitations that could require continued medical care or special living conditions. Adoption candidates will have to fill out an application, agree to a background check, and agree to an inspection of the location where the horses will be housed. The new owners will also agree to unannounced inspections by Department of Agriculture Animal Control Officers.

Applications are available at CTGrown.gov under “Animals and Animal Health.” Questions can be directed to the State Animal Control Unit at (860) 713-2506 or AGR.AnimalControl2ct.gov.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s