Neglected horses find a new home at East County equine sanctuary

Posted at 5:51 PM, Oct 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-30 21:15:11-04

GUATAY, Calif. (KGTV) - A non-profit equine rescue is home to three more horses recently rescued by San Diego County Animal Services.  The Horses of Tir Na Nog in Guatay, California currently cares for 55 horses, burros, and mules.  Most of them are horses that were rescued from abuse or neglect and each one costs roughly $3,000 to care for and feed.

“It’s very disappointing and very frustrating,” said Horses of Tir Na Nog CEO Amy Pat Rigney.  “It makes you angry that people don’t honor their responsibility.”

Animal Services recently rescued seven horses from an East County location because the horses were neglected.  Rigney says four of the horses were successfully adopted but the other three had too many medical issues and they weren’t adopted.  The Horses of Tir Na Nog took them and will care for them for the rest of their lives.

“It’s a big responsibility and yet we keep finding people who don’t take that responsibility seriously,” said Rigney.

Since 2008, the Horse of Tir Na Nog has cared for every single equine that was not adopted through the County of San Diego and could be medically saved.