Horse found nearly starved to death recovering

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FRANKFORT, Ind. (WLFI) – A horse found nearly starved to death at a Tippecanoe County home is slowly recovering.

“We certainly don’t see this very often,” Indiana Horse Rescue facility manager Jamie Showers said.

Tippecanoe County Animal Control officers found one dead horse and one malnourished horse at a home in Stockwell last week. The owners turned the horse over to the Indiana Horse Rescue in Frankfort.

“When you’ve got a horse that is this bad, you’re pretty much picking them up out of a grave and you’re trying to set them back on a healthy path,” Showers said.

The horse, named Little Bit, was checked by a veterinarian. Facility manager Jamie Showers said she just needs food.

“She is responding very positively to the food that we are giving her,” Showers said. “She’s definitely responding to the attention she is getting. Overall, her progress has just been slow, steady and positive.”

Donors have already raised nearly $1,200 to help the horse. Almost enough to cover expected costs for the next few months, which is how long Showers expects it will take until she is completely healthy.

“Fifteen hundred dollars is what we think it’s going to cost to get her back to where we can turn her out and treat her like everybody else,” Showers said.

Little Bit will likely be available for adoption by the end of the summer. The Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office says charges have not been filed against the owner. The case is still under investigation.

For more information on how you can help Little Bit, click here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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