32 miniature horses rescued from small farm in West Boylston
Two animal welfare organizations rescued 32 miniature horses from a small farm in West Boylston, Thursday after a state veterinarian determined that the horses’ basic needs were not being met. The horses were underweight, dirty, and laden with internal parasites, according to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The MSPCA transported 18 of the horses to the MSPCA-Nevins Farm in Methuen. The other horses were transported to the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s facility in Dedham. “This is one of the saddest rescues we’ve experienced in quite a while, with such a large number of animals in such desperate condition,” Melissa Ghareeb, who manages the barn at Nevins Farm, said in a statement.