Neglected Horses Find Safe Haven At New Facility

Increase In Abuse Investigations Prompts Rehab Program

After nearly a century, the Denver Dumb Friends League is once again caring for horses, donkeys and mules.

Using a generous donation from media magnate John Malone, and his wife Leslie, the Dumb Friends League purchased a 168-acre ranch near Franktown. Scheduled to open in June 2012, the Harmony Equine Center can house up to 100 horses at a time, and will only take in horses that have been seized by law enforcement during abuse and neglect investigations, which have been steadily on the rise over the past decade in Colorado.

Staff and volunteers will train and rehabilitate horses with the goal of finding them new, capable owners. Right now, a dozen horses are ready for adoption.

For a sneak peek of the Harmony Equine Center, and to hear more about its mission, please watch the video associated with this story.

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