URGENT HELP NEEDED!
On Wednesday, Sept. 27, the Humane Society of Missouri’s Disaster Rescue Team aided the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Franklin County Sheriff's office in the aftermath of the semi-trailer accident on I-44 involving 42 horses headed for slaughter in DeKalb, IL. Twenty-five horses and one hinny survived the accident. Seventeen horses and the henny are currently in the care of several regional equine hospitals. The remaining eight horses are being cared for at Longmeadow Rescue Ranch.
The animals sustained numerous serious injuries including head trauma and neck, body and leg lacerations and bruises. Some are suffering from colic and many are stiff and sore. At least one horse may be partially paralyzed from lying beneath other horses after the accident and one mare is pregnant.
Make a donation or sponsor an individual horse injured in the accident online or call 314-951-1542
More information can be found at http://www.hsmo.org/