BOLIVIA, NC (WECT) – A local horse rescue is helping several miniature
horses get back on their feet, literally.
director of the United
States Equine Rescue League Southeast Coast Chapter, is rescuing horses
(miniature and large variety) from tough circumstances. Currently, Bartholomew
has four miniature horses; two seized from a drug arrests late last year and
most recently, two more mini's that were attacked and almost killed by dogs.
hopes to save as many horses as possible, but unfortunately it is just not
feasible. But despite the cost and time spent, she believes in what she and her
team is doing and will not give up on her love.
"95% of the horses I get in they could almost be beaten to
death, burned with cigarettes all over their faces, thrown into bucks of water
and left to drown," said Bartholomew. "The second someone is there to help
them, it's amazing to watch the change in them and see they can still trust
Rescue league officials urge the public to contact local animal
control if you believe a horse or any animal for that matter is being