Rescue works to move out animals ahead of eviction

A picture of a horse being led out of the Shadarobah Horse Rescue on Thursday.
A picture of a horse being led out of the Shadarobah Horse Rescue on Thursday.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  The Shadarobah Horse Rescue is working on moving out all the animals in their care before the night is over.

NewsChannel 15 reported on the rescue organization’s imminent eviction on Wednesday. The property owner did not accept a 30-day extension request on the eviction. A judge did not officially deny or agree to an emergency injunction filed with the court asking for more time, but did work out an agreement between the two parties that would allow rescue workers access to the property for two weeks following the eviction.

As of about 4 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, Carissa Miller, with the rescue, said just over half the horses had been moved out thanks to various rescue organizations, boarding facilities and individual horse owners. All the cats, dogs, goats and the one donkey had also been found accommodations.

As far as a permanent home, Miller said the rescue was looking at a few options.

Miller said they did receive an outpouring of support from the community after Wednesday’s media coverage, but said they can always use more help. She said anyone with muscle or trucks is welcome to go and continue helping the rescue, located at at 10113 Goshen Road..

While everything living should be off the property by Thursday night, Miller said they will likely be working up to the Friday morning eviction deadline.

Shadarobah Horse Rescue is also posting updates on the situation on its Facebook page. There is also an online fundraising drive set up on GoFundMe.  

About Shadarobah Horse Rescue
Situated at 10113 Goshen Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46818 since 2008, Shadarobah is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization which takes in horses in need of homes due to changes in family situations, economic conditions, etc., saving them from slaughter, abuse and neglect with the ultimate goal of placing them in loving, nurturing, forever homes.  We work with local law enforcement agencies to ensure proper care of animals found in substandard living conditions.  We nurture and nourish these beautiful animals bringing them back to full health, knowing that many of the horses have endured traumatic lives as a result of neglect, abuse, malnutrition and poor health.  In caring for the horses, we are guided by the words, “May the future be better than the past.”   

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