Nineteen rehabilitated horses now have new homes following the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s most recent auction.

The auction, held May 31 at the department’s equine impound facility in Decatur, was held in order to find homes for horses that were found in poor condition and nursed back to health.

“The sale was a great success,” said Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin. “The staff at Decatur facility and all the inspectors involved did an excellent job preparing for and working throughout the sale.”

The average sale price for the horses was $450 each, bringing in roughly $8500 in total sales.

All of the horses will be subject to periodic inspections by the Department of Agriculture for the next 12 months.

“Our guests enjoyed the day, and we have 19 happy new horse owners to whom we wish much success,” added Irvin.

The cost of rehabilitation is funded entirely by donations and by the sale of impounded horses.

Anyone who wishes to make a donation to help with the care and feeding of horses impounded by the department may send a check to:

Georgia Department of Agriculture, Room 143
19 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Atlanta, GA 30334

Please make the check payable to “Georgia Department of Agriculture” and write “Equine Impound Program Donation” in the check’s memo line.