Dozens of horses in varying stages of illness and starvation have been turned over to officials in Culpeper County.
Culpeper County Animal Control Services is investigating a complaint made regarding the care of horses at Eagle Hill Equine Rescue located about five miles south of Richardsville on the eastern fringes of the county near the Rapidan River and not far from Spotsylvania County.
As of Tuesday afternoon, more than 40 horses had been voluntarily surrendered, according to a news release from Culpeper County Attorney Bobbi Jo Alexis.
“Animal services is working diligently and tirelessly to place the animals with safe and reputable equine rescue entities,” the release stated.
Volunteer partners include Central Virginia Horse Rescue, Equine Rescue League, Hope’s Legacy Equine Rescue and Traveller’s Rescue Equine Elders Sanctuary.
We are so appreciative of Double D Trailers for their support of horse rescues. They are working to create a listing of horse rescues across the country to help spread awareness and support. To see Hope’s Legacy’s post on their website, visit https://www.doubledtrailers.com/horse-rescue-corner/
In October we recieved a wonderful grant of $2,000 from the Companion Animal Fund. We will be putting these fund towards the vet care expenses for our horses. They will help with the intake care for eight miniature horses, routine fall vaccinations for several of our residents and arthritis medication for a couple of our older residents. Please visit their website at http://www.cafva.org/ for more information on the wonderful work the Companion Animal Fund does!
On November 27, 2017 Hope's Legacy closed on the purchase of Castle Rock Farm! We have a mortgage on the property, so our Capital Campaign is ongoing!
Please consider a donation today to join with us in investing in the future of Hope's Legacy and all of the horses past, present and future whom we care for.
See the Capital Campaign page for more information on the plans and dreams for this farm.