3 emaciated horses rescued from Butler Twp. home



BUTLER TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Channel 11’s Julie Fine was at a home in Butler Township Thursday afternoon as crews rescued three emaciated horses.

According to rescue crews at Equine Angels, they were alerted about horses being left outside in the cold at a home on Crisswell Road.

Officials said the three horses were given to a family at the house, but they didn’t have appropriate shelter for the horses.

“Apparently they were given the horses by some lady months ago and they weren’t aware of the condition they were in. When I approached them, they weren’t aware of how bad the horses had gotten,” Equine Angels employee Pam Vivirito said.

When Equine Angels arrived, the family willingly gave them the horses.

“Our main goal was getting the horses out of the cold and back to weight,” Vivirito said.

Once the horses are in better health, officials said, they will be put up for adoption.

There is no word if anyone will face charges.