ARL’s Brewster Animal Adoption Center Caring for 2 Horses

Dawn Lee-Laub of Brewster Animal Shelter with Pepper, left, and Miles.

BREWSTER – Health conditions are improving for two horses who are being treated at the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s Brewster Animal Care and Adoption Center.

The 20- and 18-year-old horses, named Pepper and Miles respectively, arrived a few weeks ago in very poor condition after being surrendered by their owner in Plymouth County who could no longer care for them.

“They were in really poor condition, very emaciated,” said Dawn Lee-Laub with the Brewster center. “The vet was here and she examined them and gave us the direction of scheduling of the food and the grain and we are just following. Everything is going quite well.”

The horses get 15 minutes of grass time in a paddock area several times a day. Most of the day they spend time in an area where food intake can be more controlled.

“They have a ways to go with their weight but are improving slowly and I am very pleased they are doing well” Lee-Laub said. “And they are a pleasure. These are nice animals.”

A veterinarian is expected to come back in the next few weeks to provide vaccinations.

The ARL expects the horses will be healthy enough for adoption in the next few weeks.

The ARL has seen a recent influx of horses. The organization’s Dedham facility is also sheltering five horses surrendered from a Worcester County property.

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