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Neglected horses surrendered to Willmar, Minn., shelter; help sought with veterinary costs

WILLMAR -- Three horses are in the care of the Humane Society of Kandiyohi and Meeker Counties after being surrendered over the weekend by their Kerkhoven owners.

WILLMAR -- Three horses are in the care of the Humane Society of Kandiyohi and Meeker Counties after being surrendered over the weekend by their Kerkhoven owners.

The two mares and one colt were suffering from neglect and in need of veterinary care, Steve Gardner, chairman of the Humane Society Board, said Monday.

Gardner said both mares were thin, and one of them may be pregnant. The colt has a deep wound on one leg and might not survive, he said. "They're under veterinary care right now. We don't know how it's going to turn out for the colt."

The Humane Society is appealing to the public for help with veterinary costs and placement for the horses when they recover.

The bill could reach $1,000 to $1,500 per animal, Gardner said. "We don't budget for this kind of thing... We are looking for some assistance in giving them some shelter and care. We could really use some help."

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The horses also will eventually need new permanent homes, he said. "We want to get them healthy and then we would hope to place them."

Members of the public who can help are asked to call the Hawk Creek Animal Shelter at 320-235-7612. Donations to defray the cost of veterinary care may be sent to the Humane Society of Kandiyohi and Meeker Counties, Box 709, Willmar, Minn. 56201.

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