Local family rescued 60 horses

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Reported by: Price McKeon
Updated: 8/30/2013 11:26 pm Published: 8/30/2013 11:17 pm

A local family is taking care of 60 neglected horses in Ottawa County.

The Way family lives in Ottawa County and rescues abused and neglected horses from around Oklahoma and from out of state.     

FOX23 reporter Price McKeon saw many heartbreaking horses Friday.

Each horse had a story. Some of the stories were visible from the physical appearance and scars.

One horse, Kiera, looked straight at the camera then shied away. Her rib cage was visible.

Terry Way said, “Sunday night I received four. Tuesday night I got some more (horses) in. Wednesday I got some more (horses) in."

Friday he told FOX23 Way’s Ranch Horse Rescue was caring for about 60 horses.

He said, "If a person can't find a place for their horse, I'll be there."

He said no matter the distance, they will take in any abused, neglected and unloved horses.
Way said, "It's a passion. There’s no money in it."
Through the rescue’s website and Facebook page his family’s been providing a place for people to surrender their horses.

Volunteers help feed and groom the horses. Some volunteers foster the horses.

He said it is self-funded, “Basically my income, my wife works at Walmart, this is the way we fund it.”

They also accept donations and volunteers.

FOX23 was there when one of the horses was adopted by a teenager and her family.

He said a horse that was going to be left on the side of the road before they rescued it is what started it all about two years ago.

Even though some of the horses just arrived, he shows them all the same love and attention.

We’ve learned the family already put in paperwork so they can become a nonprofit and continue rescuing horses.

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