(By Jamie Henneman/Chewelah Independent)
Abandoned horses from Springdale rescue featured…
A group of 25-30 horses will be available for adoption at an event on Saturday, Sept. 30 at the Springdale Rodeo Grounds. The event, which starts at noon, will feature horses that were abandoned at the Shepherd’s Way Animal Rescue by Carrie and Allen Aenk earlier this summer.
The horses are mostly quarter horses that were taken in by Rough Start Horse Rescue in Lincoln County when the Aenks failed to return after several weeks and county law enforcement was forced to seize the horses. The horses range in their abilities—from halter broke to broke-to-ride. Adoption fees for the horses will range from $275 for halter broke horses to $400 for broke-to-ride horses. Adoption fees cover the feed and veterinary care for the horses and help to feed other horses at the Rough Start Horse Rescue. Rough Start is a 501C3 non-profit and is run solely by volunteers.
Those looking to adopt must be willing to submit to a home inspection after taking the horse home and sign a contract with Rough Start that prevents any breeding or resale of the horse. Adoption papers will be available at the event or can be found on the group’s website at www.roughstart.net.
Horses that are not adopted on Saturday will also be featured at a fundraiser event for Rough Start, the Freedom Reigns event, on Sat. Oct. 7 at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds in Davenport. The event features rodeo and horse events and runs from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 496-3424.