Horse rescue group used by authorities in need of financial assistance | Community Spirit
DOTHAN, AL (WSFA) - A Houston County Farm that helps abused animals needs your help - the farm is having trouble making ends meet and without them, local law enforcement would have no options when dealing with animal cruelty cases.
Currently there are more than a dozen horses that have been rescued and taken to Camp DD to be nursed back to health. Many of the rescued animals were seized by the Houston County Sheriff's Office - due to budget cuts, the Sheriff's Office has to turn to this farm for help in any cases of animal cruelty in the county.
The non-profit organization that runs Camp DD, SEAL Cares & Animal Rescue, says the group tries to rescue as many horses as possible - but their budget is tight.
The Sheriff's Office says they need this farm to help with their animal cruelty calls - they sometimes seize up to three horses a month. Authorities say they're forced to take these animals to the farm because the state no longer provides services to rescue the animals. Without the camp, law enforcement says they'd have to turn elsewhere to help these animals.
"It's a great asset to us to be able to call them when we have one of these cases," says Houston County Sheriff Andy Hughes. "They bring the trailers out, they pick up the horses, they bring them [to the farm], they get veterinarian care for the horses. They feed them, they get them back into good health, then, they adopt them into loving, caring homes."
SEAL Cares & Animal Rescue is asking for donations to help the neglected horses of Houston County. Rescue workers say you can even adopt a horse for as little as $300, and if that's too much of a commitment, you can sponsor a horse monthly. That sponsorship will help pay for a horse's treatment.
To find out more about SEAL Cares & Animal Rescue and Camp DD, visit the group's facebook page.