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Hancock County Sheriff's Department Has Horses in Need of Home

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If you or anyone else you know have thought about owning a horse, then the Hancock County Sheriff Department have three beautiful horses waiting to be adopted.

"Our dog warden, Nicole Busick, has been trying diligently find people to take the horses in. These are the last three horses we have. We are trying to get it done before the winter gets severe," says Sheriff Mike White.

It's a bit unusual for a Sheriff's Department to own horses but this story started months ago.

That's when the Hancock County Sheriff's Department took in ten horses after seizing property in a drug case.

Since then, seven horses have been adopted and now they are left with three that need a home before the snow falls.


Sheriff White says they need to hurry because they don't have a place to house them during the winter months.


Authorities say the  horses were found in a corral that wasn't safe, allowing them to get out everyday.

Sheriff white took it upon himself to build a pen with an electric fence to keep them in.


Right now, the three horses are being fed and given water two to three times a day, so any future owners can be sure that they are receiving a healthy horse.


"Anybody interested in taking care of some horses, they're pretty calm, they're nice horses. I hate seeing this happen to them. W want to get them to good places,we want to get them in before it gets too cold," says Sheriff White.

If you are interested in adopting one of these horses, contact the Hancock County Sheriff's Department. They will then ask you to fill out an adoption form and check to see if your place is safe.