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Marion man fighting to keep horse rescue open

Posted at 12:41 AM, Mar 02, 2016

MARION, Ind. -- A Marion man's horse rescue operation is in danger of being shut down or forced to move because of zoning restrictions.

Adam Bridges works with groups like the Humane Society to give animals, mostly mini-horses and mini-donkeys, a place to recover from neglect and abuse.

His operation used to be housed on a property out in the county, but because of the landowner's health issues Bridges had no choice but to move the animals to his property, closer to the city of Marion.

After receiving a ticket for violating zoning ordinances, the judge gave Bridges an opportunity to ask the city council for special permission to keep the shelter open.

"We don't have anywhere else to do this, and for doing this for so long for the Humane Society I've run into situations where these animals are neglected and they have to be removed from the property," Bridges said. "If I have a place that can accommodate them it helps me out, and it helps them out."

After a long discussion, the Marion City Council decided to table the issue for now. They were expected to bring it up again in two weeks.


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