Sheriff Tim Morse with the Jackson County Sheriff's Office announced over the weekend that 42 horses involved in criminal or civil cases are ready to find new homes. The sheriff's office is working with K-HEART, Kansas Horse Education, Advocacy and Resource team to find the perfect adopters for their horses in need.
The 42 horses available for adoption include mares, geldings, and foals. There are foals as young as a few months old all the way up to senior horses 15 years and older. All horses will go to their new homes with negative Coggins tests and up-to-date vaccinations. Training histories are unknown, and all adopters will be required to provide immediate dental evaluations and hoof care.
The goal of this equine adoption campaign is to find these deserving horses homes where they can rest and enjoy life. All hopeful adopters are required to fill out an adoption application and undergo a facility inspection. There will be a maximum of two horses placed per applicant/facility, and authorities encourage adopters to get their applications in as soon as possible. The horses will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sheriff Morse confirms that no kill buyers, brokers, or fillers will be accepted.
If you're a Kansas resident and interested in adopting one of these horses, go to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office website to view the available horses.