Horse Haven of Tennessee's Executive Director, Nina Margetson, talks about the abused animals her shelter recently took in.
A horse rescue facility is at capacity after taking in another 8 horses.
Horse Haven of Tennessee already housed more than 30 horses. The extra eight limits space at their facility in West Knox County.
Over the past two weeks, four horses were rescued from Sevier County, three from Morgan County and one from Campbell County. The recent rescues are malnourished and have skin disorders.
The rescue must hold those particular animals for future court cases.
"There are a lot of people out there not taking care of their horses. Our concern is the heat that we've been getting. A lot of the horses, like the ones we picked up this morning, had no water," said Horse Haven of Tennessee Executive Director Nina Margetson.
Horse Have needs people to adopt some of the animals at their facility to make room for new cases.
You can view the horses up for adoption on the rescue's website.
Adoption Day is this Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The facility is located at 2417 Reagan Road in Knoxville in the Hardin Valley community.