COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (WFFT)- Four years ago, Shadarobah Horse Rescue had to find new locations for nearly 40 horses after a property dispute.
Now, those horses are spread out across Northeast Indiana, but Shadarobah is still a safe haven for horses in need.
"We've used fosters all over the Indiana area for the last, going on 4 years," said Shadarobah Horse Rescue Vice President Kris Lyndower.
Many of the horses were malnourished, rescued from kill pens or just need to be re-homed after their owners can no longer care for them.
"For adoption right now, between the ones we have ourselves, and the current owners that we're helping to re-home horses, we have about 16," said Lyndower.
Instead of housing all of the horses at one location like before, Lyndower says it's nice to get help from people who foster the horses.
"So what we try to do is go out, meet the horses, find out everything we can and what would be a good situation for that horse. When people email us wanting to adopt, we try to match them up."
Sydney Baillieul volunteers for the organization and fosters and adopts horses.
"I go to some people's houses. I've rode horses to make sure they're sound enough to be adopted out, make sure that they're broke," said Baillieul.
Lily, a buckskin quarter horse, is one of the rescues Sydney is fostering. She's pregnant and was rescued from a kill pen in Oklahoma. Shadarobah is looking for more volunteers to help foster or help care for horses or donations of any kind.