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 under “Animals and Animal Health.” Questions can be directed to the State Animal Control Unit at (860) 713-2506 or

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