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Monday, Jan 21, 2008County: Monterey
Disposition: Not Charged
Abuser names unreleased
The SPCA is seeking foster homes for horses in need, including "Ben," an injured thoroughbred rescued Monday by SPCA humane officers.
Six of the horses, including Ben, are now available for adoption or placement in loving foster homes, the SPCA said.
Ben was rescued from a residence in Prunedale after SPCA humane officers learned about an injured horse that was not receiving veterinary care.
The SPCA said officers who responded found Ben with multiple wounds consistent with rope burns.
Residents on the property surrendered the horse to the SPCA, who removed Ben from the property and sought immediate veterinary care, the SPCA said. The case is ongoing.
Ben is a 7-year-old registered thoroughbred. The SPCA working with the Jockey Club to learn about Ben's history. He is now staying at a local ranch while the SPCA seeks a foster home for him.
Information on his registered name, breeding, and racing history should be available by the end of today.
Volunteer efforts in support of the SPCA's Foster Friends Program help to prepare underage or injured pets and livestock for their permanent homes.
To learn how you can foster or adopt a horse from the SPCA, call 373-2631 or 422-4721. Anyone with information about Ben or any other neglected or abused animal also is asked to call 373-2631 or 422-4721 x213. All calls are confidential.
- The Californian - Jan 24, 2008
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