HSDC needs help after rescue

By Maria Lockwood, Superior Telegram

One of several horses surrendered by a Foxboro woman Saturday stands while getting its picture taken. More than a dozen animals were rescued from the farm and taken in by the Humane Society of Douglas County. (Submitted photo)
One of several horses surrendered by a Foxboro woman. (Superior Telegram photo)

The Humane Society of Douglas County is reaching out to the community following the rescue of more than a dozen animals from a Foxboro farm. The animals were surrendered Saturday after a search warrant served at the residence revealed the horses, goats, dogs and birds were not provided with food, water, and in the case of the birds, shelter.

“There were some pretty sad things I saw that day,” said Sheila Keup, humane society director. One dog’s hair was so matted, she couldn’t determine where its ears were and a veterinarian couldn’t find a heartbeat. There were “skinny, skinny horses like I’ve never seen,” Keup said. Garbage and feces littered the property and home.

“The smell was like READ MORE