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St. Johns horses healing after neighbor intervention

11:03 PM, Jun 20, 2013   |    comments
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ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- Three horses are on the mend tonight after a First Coast News investigation.
On Monday, FCN brought you the story of horses in St Johns County that appeared to be sick and starving. (Warning: The pictures are disturbing.)
FCN followed up with what was going on out there and found that the horses are getting the care they need.

On Monday, viewer Chrissy Haislip called FCN after she saw 2 dead horses in her neighbors yard.

Scared for the surviving horses, she said she just wanted to help.

After FCN's story aired Monday, it set the wheels in motion.

The St. Johns County Sheriffs Office says there was no malice with the owner, but he has fallen on hard times, and just couldn't care for them anymore.

So the owner voluntarily surrendered them to the St. Johns County Horse Council.

The president of the council said the horses have been fed and groomed, and will all see the vet on Friday.

And a group of volunteers has now come together to see how they can keep a better eye on horses in the county and advocate for the animals.

FCN has been contacted by dozens of viewers asking how they can help. First For You, here are some links that can help you get started:

GALLOP Horse Rescue of North Florida

St. Johns County Animal Control

Horse Rescues near Jacksonville (provided by EquineNow)

First Coast News

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