Connecticut seeking homes for rescued horses

The Connecticut Department of Agriculture said it has several horses rescued from a variety of adverse circumstances by its Animal Control Division available for adoption to responsible homes.

Medical records are provided for each of the horses, which have had their proper vaccinations, been implanted with a microchip and cleared for adoption via the state’s Second Chance Animal Adoption Program. The horses are being housed in a Niantic rehabilitation facility.

Interested parties will be asked to submit an application, sign an adoption agreement and agree to a background check and site inspection, with the additional mutual understanding of future monitoring to ensure the animals’ welfare. Some of the horses were neglected or abused, giving rise to possible limitations and requiring special care.

Paperwork is available on the Connecticut Department of Agriculture’s website at The website offers more information and photos of the available horses.

Participants are asked to consider making a donation to defray costs. Donations will be accepted at any time. Checks can be sent to the Animal Abuse Cost Recovery Account, c/o Connecticut Department of Agriculture at 165 Capitol Avenue, Room G-8A Hartford, CT 06106.

Questions may be directed to the state Animal Control Unit at 860-713-2506 or

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