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Nearly 2 Dozen Animals Recovering After Rescue from Douglas Co. Farm

Updated: 06/08/2014 10:49 PM
Created: 06/08/2014 7:16 PM WDIO.com

Nearly two dozen animals have been rescued in Douglas County, but they're still in need of help.

Sheila Keup is the director of the Humane Society of Douglas County. Last Saturday, she got a call from the county sheriff's office asking her to meet them at a farm south of Superior. When she got there, she saw dangerously thin horses, dogs and other animals. She said there was no food or water in sight.

"It was the saddest thing I've ever seen," Keup said. "There were animals to a very severe point of starvation. There was a horse with no eyes and it was very painful for the horse. It was very sad, disturbing, it was an emotional day for everybody."

Keup said deputies got a warrant and the Humane Society of Douglas County took in the nearly two dozen animals. She said getting them healthy again is a huge job.

"We normally do not take on large animal cases," she said. "But when the sheriff's department called and we went in there, we couldn't not help. Somebody had to do something."

Keup said she hopes that anyone who can't feed their animals will call for help before they let it get to this point.

For information on donating or volunteering for the Humane Society of Douglas County, visit their website.

Photo: Humane Society of Douglas County

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