REDDING, Conn. -- Two horses seized in a 2014 neglect case in Redding are among several that are being offered for adoption by the Department of Agriculture.
All the horses have been placed in the Department of Agriculture custody through investigations by the agency's Animal Control Division. The horses have been cleared to move to new homes with individuals or organizations, and are up to date with vaccinations and have been implanted with a microchip.
Among the horses are Chinook and Cheyenne, who were seized in 2014 when a 75-year-old Redding woman was accused of leaving them in neglectful condition s.
A full medical history will be provided to each adopter. The horses are currently housed at the department's large-animal rehabilitation facility in Niantic. Some may have physical or social limitations that could require continued medical care or special living conditions.
Potential adopters will be required to submit an adoption application and signed adoption agreement, agree to a background check and inspection of where the horses will be housed prior to being approved, and agree to announced or unannounced inspections by Department of Agriculture Animal Control Officers.
Information on the horses and the Second Chance adoption program can be found on the department's website under "Animals and Animal Health."
Applicants may be contacted for more information and to schedule an on-site inspection prior to approval.
Questions may be directed to the state Animal Control Unit at (860) 713-2506 or AGR.AnimalControl@ct.gov
Adopters will be requested to consider making a donation to the State Animal Abuse Cost Recovery Account, which helps pay for care of animals at the Niantic facility.
Donations to the fund can be made anytime by sending a check to:
THE ANIMAL ABUSE COST RECOVERY ACCOUNT, c/o Connecticut Department of Agriculture, 165 Capitol Avenue, Room G-8A, Hartford, Connecticut 06106