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Willie Nelson Adopts Abused Horses

Musician and horse lover Willie Nelson is adopting two abused horses from Berkeley County, South Carolina. One of the horses was severely malnourished and had rain rot.  Rain rot is is a fungal infection in the coat. Some of its skin was missing and maggots were in the infected area. Kerosene might have been poured on the fungus, which caused the skin to dissolve. Both horses need extensive de-worming.

The horses’ owner has been charged with seven crimes related to animal neglect. Both animals
are being cared for so they can recuperate before they are transferred to Nelson’s Texas ranch. Neither had seen a vet for three years. One of the horses has already gained twenty-five pounds, now that a care regimen has been enacted.

It isn’t the first time Nelson has adopted horses for his ranch near Austin. Some years ago he
adopted 12 from a horse rescue facility.

About one year ago, Willie released a song to raise money to help horses. Part of the reason for adopting the two from South Carolina is the promotion of animal adoption.

The LEARN horse rescue website has more information about horses in South Carolina that need adopting after being recovered from abusive or neglectful situations. This organization has been helping horses for at least 20 years.

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2:53PM PST on Nov 4, 2014

It's too bad Willie couldn't continue the adoption, but I am glad the horses’ owner has been charged with seven crimes related to animal neglect.

12:27AM PST on Feb 23, 2013

Thank you Willie!

2:46AM PDT on Aug 24, 2012

Thank you Willie for saving these horses. There is far too much animal abuse of all description happening in the world which needs be to stopped! We have become such a cruel nation but worse still we allow the abusers in some countries to walk away from their crimes un-punished which is absolutely disgusting! We owe it to these poor innocent dumb creatures to punish these scum severely for their crime against animals as they are pure evil - I loathe all animal abusers as they are the lowest of the low!

4:58PM PDT on Aug 23, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

7:37AM PDT on Aug 23, 2012

While it's disappointing that Willie is unable to continue with the adoption, you have to understand that he has done it for the right reasons. If he is unable to give them the care they need, he has 70 others, then they should be placed elsewhere.
You have to know your limits in the best interests of the animals.

7:36AM PDT on Aug 23, 2012

While it's disappointing that Willie is unable to continue with the adoption, you have to understand that he has done it for the right reasons. If he is unable to give them the care they need, he has 70 others, then they should be placed elsewhere.
You have to know your limits in the best interests of the animals.

6:48AM PDT on Aug 7, 2012

good to hear, thanks for sharing

12:10PM PDT on Jul 20, 2012

Nelson reneges on adoption http://patch.com/A-wmyv

10:15AM PDT on Jun 15, 2012

amazing :)

11:38AM PDT on Jun 6, 2012

Thanks Willie for your kindness to these needy animals.

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