Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue slammed with calls, rescue 5 starving horses

Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue slammed with calls, rescue 5 starving horses (Image 1)
Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue slammed with calls, rescue 5 starving horses (Image 1)

ROANOKE (WSLS 10) – In just seven days the Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue reports they have taken in five starving horses, four sheep, and have had two of their placed horses returned. 

Officials say Elly came to them Sunday, March 22, with very short notice. They said she was released when her owner gave her away for free after trying to sell her for $200 to another women who wanted to help the horse.

The new owner brought her directly to the facility, knowing she could not care for her in the way she needs.

Facility officials say Elly is 20+ years old and a TB who should weigh up to 1,200 lbs. for her height, and in need of feed and hay. She weighs only 921 lbs., making her 300+ lbs. underweight. Officials say the vet will be scheduled again to come see the new arrival as soon as possible.

With all the new intakes of starving horses officials say they’re in need of senior feeds, alfalfa hay and cubes, weight builders, rice bran, Legends Omega Plus (weight builder) beet pulp, canned corn, corn oil, and corn flakes.

They say they’ve been getting their Alfalfa hay from Tractor Supply since it does the best for the starving horses when they first come in.

Anyone who is interesting in helping out can purchase feed at Moneta Farm in Bedford, Va. Ask for Tina 540-297-5558 or Doc’s Feeds in Salem, Va 540-380-3433 each will take phone orders. 

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