Humane Society cares for surrendered horses

Financial burden of caring for horses leads DCHS to turn to public for help

MADISON, Wis. - Officials with the Dane County Humane Society are asking for help after receiving several horses from two different surrender situations. 

The Humane Society currently owns 16 horses that have care, medical or behavior needs, they said.

Some of these horses are available for adoption now, and some will be in the future, spokeswoman Gayle Viney said.

On April 29, a man that had been evicted from his living situation and was homeless surrendered eight horses to the Humane Society. Of the eight, six are currently available for adoption.

"DCHS also currently owns eight horses from the Mary Loeffelholz case," Viney said.

These animals are still being assessed and are not available to be adopted at this time, Viney said.

The remaining horses were surrendered by an Oregon farm owner after Animal Services officials determined the horses were in poor health.

"The care and medical needs of these wonderful creatures stretch the shelter's limited resources and donations are needed," she said. "(The) Dane County Humane Society is asking the community to help in any way that they can."

Officials said that those who want to offer donations, to adopt or offer a foster home, can go to for more information.

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