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Appreciative of horse volunteers

To the Valley News:

I would like to express my sincerest appreciation for all who participated in the recent horse rescue.

I have always held that our animals, from our dogs and cats up to the large animals such as these horses, have hearts as big as all outdoors and will give ten times the love and devotion that they receive. These creatures certainly did not deserve the hand that fate dealt them.

With patience, good care and soothing hands, we can bring them back to where they deserve to be in health and fitness – and this can only be accomplished by way of the unlimited volunteer hours, materials, feed and love that poured forth when called.

I know I will miss some and I apologize, but a huge thank you to: Drs. Dodd, Russell and Knapp. Also to Crane Mountain Rescue, Supervisor Sharon Boisen and the Essex County Animal Cruelty Task Force, George King, Gordon Costin, Pok-o-MacCready, Sue McDonough and the ASPCA, the Gillilands of Willsboro, the dozens of volunteers who fed, cared for, exercised and cleaned out stalls, and all who donated funds, feed, materials and time to care for these deserving horses.

I know the huge amount of time, patience and effort that went into this rescue and we certainly could not have done this without you. You have made such a difference in the lives of these horses that it is impossible to put this into words .

Thank you again for your love and protection of our friends.

Richard Cutting

Essex County Sheriff

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