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Horses find a happy home

April 3, 2014

Michelle Heitz, president of Shadarobah Horse Rescue, offers some attention to Leroy Brown. He was the first horse to come to the rescue in 2008 and was adopted by Heitz. After being displaced from its Fort Wayne location, nine of the 42 horses are being housed at a Whitley County farm. Christie Workman/Post & Mail photo.

WHITLEY COUNTY — Moving is a labor-intensive process, but adding 42 horses into the plan creates a whole host of other concerns.

When Shadarobah Horse Rescue was given notice that it would have to vacate its location in Fort Wayne less than two weeks ago, officials with the nonprofit began a volunteer effort like no other.

“We had people come from all over with horse trailers and trucks to help us relocate 42 horses, two goats and several cats and dogs,” said Michelle Heitz, Shadarobah’s president.

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