Horse Rescue Update | VideoJason Dumas | 3/5/2013
The horses that were seized from the property of William Kiefer in late January are getting stronger and healthier under the care of Alison Smith at the Triple H Horse Rescue. However, there are still many horses that need around the clock care.
"Some of them were wobbly and very shaky. That`s why we were afraid we`d have quite a few go down when we arrived. And we did have a few but none have gone down anymore so they are getting strength and healthier even though it may not appear from someone who hasn`t seen them," Smith said.
The horses will show their best progress once the spring and summer months come but in the meantime, they are healthy enough to make it through the winter.
"They`re haired up good. And now that they have the food to keep themselves warm, it really shouldn`t be a problem to stay warm in these types of temperatures," said Smith.
The remaining horses are currently on a Level 1 health rating. Once they reach a Level 3, people who are interested in the horses will be able to come out and take a look at them. 78 other horses seized from Kiefer in Morton County have been adopted out.
Twenty-two mules were auctioned off over the weekend, with one going for more than $2,800.