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HARTFORD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – The Connecticut Department of Agriculture is offering horses for adoption.

The agency, through its Animal Control Unit, has roughly six horses available to be placed in good homes.

Some of the horses were separated from their owners due to complaints of neglect or abuse, and may have physical and social limitations that could require continued medical care or special living conditions. All of the horses have been cleared to move to new homes, are up to date with vaccinations and have been implanted with a microchip.

Potential adopters must submit an application, agree to a background check and inspection of where the animals will be housed, and agree to post-placement inspections by animal control officers.

Adoption applications and more information on the Second Chance adoption program are available on the department’s website, under Animals and Animal Health.

Adopters will be requested to consider making a donation to the State Animal Abuse Cost Recovery Account, which helps pay for care of animals at the agency’s large-animal rehabilitation facility in Niantic.


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