Neglected Horses Ready For New Homes

In October of last year, Mitchell County Animal Rescue assisted Mitchell County Sherriff’s Department with the removal of four horses, three dogs and 30 cats from a home in the Buladean Community after an anonymous tip about the animals’ poor conditions was made. Nearly six months later, two of the horses are ready for their forever homes. Black Beauty is a six-year-old Walker mix mare. She stands 15 hands high and is gentle in nature. She is easy to lead and could be broken to ride in the future with Veterinarian approval. She is patient during visits with the farrier and vet. Her last vet visit went well and with continued nutritional support, Black Beauty is expected to make a full recovery. She is up to date on vaccinations. Her foster mom says, “Black Beauty is a sweet soul, a quick learner. Her body condition score is up from a one to almost a five. She is ready to move on.” Black Beauty’s ideal adopter would be experienced with horses and have lots of attention and love to give. Moonlight is a seven-year-old Arabian mare who would measure as a large pony. She leads well and has no special needs. Her foster mom is teaching her ground manners and how to lunge, she is very smart. She is learning to trust humans again and will do best with a patient adopter. Moonlight’s foster mom says, “having her has been a blessing.” Moonlight is up to date on vaccinations and vet approved for adoption. MCAR is accepting applications for the adoption of both horses at this time. Both adoption fees have been waived. To fill out an application, visit For more information on these beautiful mares, please contact MCAR staff at 828-765-6952.


Moonlight                               Black Beauty