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Lake Humane Society rescues 2 emaciated horses from freezing conditions in Mentor

Lake Humane Society rescues horses
Posted at 3:47 PM, Mar 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-02 08:43:31-05

MENTOR, Ohio — The Lake Humane Society rescued two horses that were emaciated and left in freezing conditions in North Perry.

About a week ago, the shelter received a report of possible animal neglect and after an investigation, decided to rescue the two horses.

The 16-year-old horse named Johnny and the 20-year-old horse named June were found emaciated with no grain available, scarce hay and their water buckets were frozen solid, Lake Humane Society said.

At just four degrees outside, the horses had little protection from the elements and neither horse had a blanket to keep them warm.

Lake Humane Society said that after being seen by a veterinarian, Johnny was determined to have a body score of 2 out of 9 while June had a body score of 1.5 out of 9, both starving and dehydrated.

The shelter is accepting donations from those looking to help as the cost of their care is estimated to be upwards of $10,000.

To learn more about donating to assist in the care of Johnny and June, click here.