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More than one dozen horses and rabbits rescued from Cuyahoga Falls home

Animals rescued from home. (Source: WOIO) Animals rescued from home. (Source: WOIO)
CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH (WOIO) - The race is on to save 14 neglected horses and 5 rabbits removed from a home on West Bath road.

Thursday, Feb.19, humane officers and Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary staff went to an address in the 400 block of West Bath Road to rescue the animals. 

Officials say all of the animals on the property were found without adequate food, water or shelter. The water was frozen, there was only enough hay for two horses and a lot of the animals were in need of immediate medical care.

The horses were placed in foster care while the rabbits were taken to PAWSibilities in Akron for the time being.

The horses' owner was evicted from the home Wednesday and didn't return to the home until Thursday. The owner has previous animal abuse convictions in Portage and Medina counties. She is expected to face criminal charges on this case as well.

People can help by making donations to purchase supplies or by making in-kind donations of the following supplies: timothy hay and fresh vegetables for rabbits or make donations at www.summithumane.org. Supplies may be dropped off at PHSGA at 7996 Darrow Road, Twinsburg Township from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM daily. In-kind donations of quality hay and horse supplies can be dropped off at Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary located at 5623 New Milford Rd Ravenna, OH 44266 and they can be reach via phone at 330-296-5914. Monetary donations for the seized horses can be made at www.happytrailsfarm.org to assist in the care of the horses.

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