Humane Society of Missouri Secures Ownership of Accident Horses

The Humane Society of Missouri (HSMO) announced this morning (Nov. 2) in a release that it has finalized an agreement that gives the organization ownership of the survivors of the Sept.

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The Humane Society of Missouri (HSMO) announced this morning (Nov. 2) in a release that it has finalized an agreement that gives the organization ownership of the survivors of the Sept. 27 trailer accident in Franklin County, Mo. In the crash, a double-decker truck carrying 42 slaughter-bound horses overturned on Interstate 44 near Sullivan. Twenty-four horses and a hinny are recovering from the accident–the rest died or were euthanatized.
 
HSMO’s Longmeadow Rescue Ranch in Union and Northland Insurance Company reached an agreement in which the HSMO takes ownership  in exchange for not seeking “recovery of costs associated with the rescue, treatment and care of the animals,” said an HSMO release. “To date, these costs exceed $84,000.”


The release added, “Twenty-three of the horses are now being cared for at the Humane Society of Missouri’s Longmeadow Rescue Ranch in Union, Missouri. One of the rescued horses is still being treated at an area equine veterinary hospital. This week the hinny returned to an equine veterinary hospital for further treatment of leg wounds.”


For more information about the horses and the sponsorship program that HSMO has established for the animals, visit www.hsmo.org or www.longmeadowrescueranch.org

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Stephanie L. Church, Editorial Director, grew up riding and caring for her family’s horses in Central Virginia and received a B.A. in journalism and equestrian studies from Averett University. She joined The Horse in 1999 and has led the editorial team since 2010. A 4-H and Pony Club graduate, she enjoys dressage, eventing, and trail riding with her former graded-stakes-winning Thoroughbred gelding, It Happened Again (“Happy”). Stephanie and Happy are based in Lexington, Kentucky.

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