Nearly two dozen animals recover after rescue in Foxboro WI

By KBJR News 1

June 9, 2014 Updated Jun 10, 2014 at 10:31 AM CDT

Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) -- Several animals seized from a farm in Foxboro, Wisconsin are recovering after being rescued on May 31.

No food or water was in sight as Sheila Keup from the Douglas County Humane Society and the Douglas County Sheriff's office arrived at a farm just outside Superior.

"A lot of garbage everywhere, there were some animal carcasses of dead animals there, the smell was horrendous. It was not a good place to be," said Keup, Executive Director of the humane society.

Six horses, five dogs, three goats, eight chickens, two geese, three degus and a turkey were taken from the farm. Keup says some of the animals have already found homes.

"The chickens the geese and turkeys have all found homes, the goats have found a home. The horses are in rehab, they were in pretty bad condition. A lot of them were where they need a lot of medical treatment and they are in homes right now and we are helping take care of that," said Keup.

The society got a little bit of help from the Windchill Legacy Foundation, which is dedicated to ending horse abuse and neglect.

"We gave a donation, an emergency donation immediately when the rescue happened and now we have started a matching funds...and we will match funds up to $800," said Polly Niemi, who is with the foundation.

The nonprofit organization gives presentations at schools to help teach students about the importance of respecting animals.

"The time to start is with kids because as a teacher I know that kids, the things that they learned, they stay with them," said Niemi.

Four dogs remain at the humane society which are still being cared for before they are ready to be adopted. The three degus are also in need of a home.

No word yet on whether the owners will be charged.

If you wish to give a donation through the Windchill Legacy Foundation click here

Any questions about adopting the animals can be directed to the Douglas County Humane Society which can be reached at, 715-398-6784.

Posted to the web by Kati Anderson.