Gwinnett County abused horses have new life - CBS46 News

Gwinnett County abused horses have new life

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The newly named horses were part of trio of starving horse that Gwinnett County Animal Control pulled from a pasture in early March.

It's not unusual to see horses follow in behind animal lover Cindy Farris.

Now, two horses in particular, Eloise and Sky, have a special attachment to her.

Farris helped nurse them back to heath along with the help of Georgia Equine Rescue League.

"They look wonderful. They look totally different. They're totally transformed," Farris said.

Their owner is accused of going to Mexico and leaving the animals without food.

He was charged with three counts of cruelty to animals.

One horse was in such bad health it was euthanized.

Farris took over the care for the other two horses from the county after about week and a half.

She said while they were on their way back to health, they were still very leery of humans.

"I went to put a blanket on Sky and I never experienced, her whole body was shaking. She was so afraid that I was going to put a blanket on her that she was just shaking," Farris said.

Nurturing and love helped reveal Sky's petty golden Color.

Farris told CBS Atlanta News it is one of bright spots in this dark story of animal cruelty.

The fact that both are now healthy and ready to be adopted is another.

"Sweet horses who need a little work and TLC. They do need TLC. And that's not hard to give a horse," Farris said.

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