SPCA horses fostered by Glen Robertson farm

In this photo provided by the OSPCA, 'Jasper' is one of 12 horses up for adoption after an elderly family in Eastern Ontario couldn't take care of them anymore. A farm in Glen Robertson, Ont. is housing five of the horses. (OSPCA via Newswatch Group)

CORNWALL – A farm in Glen Robertson has stepped up to help the SPCA temporarily foster five horses in their care.

The humane society had been caring for 12 horses after an elderly couple in Eastern Ontario had become overwhelmed with their care, according to the SPCA.

“This is a great example of what can be accomplished when a community comes together,” said Bonnie Bishop, Senior Inspector, Farm Animal Welfare, Ontario SPCA. “When the Ontario SPCA reached out to members of the horse community in that area to see if they could assist, they went above and beyond to help these horses find new homes.”

Christine Allard of Forever Green Stables in Glen Robertson took in five – two horses have since been adopted while three more are looking for homes.

A veterinarian, Dr. Ingrid Bill, also offered his services free to castrate three stallions in order to make them more appealing for adoption.

“It’s a happy ending for the horses and their previous owners,” said Bishop. “They did the responsible thing by asking for help when they needed it. We are so pleased to have worked with the owners and the local equine community to find homes for their horses. Together we are ensuring these horses get the attention they deserve.”