Sunday, December 18, 2016

Washington: Local group receives $5,000 grant for horse rescue efforts in case against Deborah Kingcade and James Kingcade who were running a rescue called "Emerald City Thoroughbred Project"

WASHINGTON -- Rodeo City Equine Rescue has received $5,000 from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for the group’s work rescuing 14 horses earlier this year, according to a news release from the group.

The grant was awarded to the nonprofit to help offset expenses from helping the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office rescue 14 horses near Cle Elum earlier this year, according to Rodeo City Equine.

Kittitas County residents donated close to $3,000 worth of grain, shavings and food during the rescue. Health care costs totaled another $5,000.

The horses were rescued from Emerald City Thoroughbred Project in Cle Elum in May. The owners, Deborah and James Kingcade, face multiple charge of animal cruelty in Kittitas County Superior Court.

So far 13 of the horses have been adopted and one more adoption is pending. All of the horses have made full recoveries, according to Rodeo City Equine Rescue.

Rodeo City Equine Rescue works to foster safe and sound horses that have quality lives. It works to rehabilitate and re-home horses and educate horse owners on proper horse care and maintenance. It also provides assistance to law enforcement for transporting, housing and feeding horses and cows in need.

(Daily Record-News - Dec 17, 2016)