Unfed horses, dogs seized from Ashland County barn

The Humane Society of Ashland County is working to care for five horses and two dogs rescued from a makeshift barn in a barn in a private home, and is seeking donations from the public.

The animals were found in poor condition without food or fresh air, according to an investigator with the Ashland County Sheriff’s Office and other responding agencies.

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The Humane Society has posted on Facebook a callout for supplies to help care for the animals, which are being housed at the Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center.

“Our most urgent need is horse mulch or bedding,” the post read. “It can be obtained from Tractor Supply and Centerra. Any material donations in the Ashland West Holmes Professional Center’s Veterinary Science Program will be able to provide assistance with care.”

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Sharif sergeant. Cindy Benner and Deputy Keith Turner and Claremont Veterinary Clinic Dr. Christine Lafevre assisted with the scene with Ann Lady, veterinary science teacher at Ashland County West Holmes Vocational Center.

At about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Humane Society volunteers gathered outside the Northeast Mifflin residence in Vermillion after the sheriff’s office received reports from a bystander requesting a health check.

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