Animals love Second Chance Ranch

By Celeste Flint, Leader Staff Writer

Watching the powerful horse with her shiny-brown coat lift her head gently over a fence to greet her owner, no one would suspect that only a few months ago she was emaciated, full of parasites and so restless she knocked down a fence.

Nelly is one of the estimated 76 animals taken from the Miller animal abuse case last April, and she is one of seven horses under the care of Second Chance Ranch, based in Quilcene.

The Millers agreed to forfeit the animals to Jefferson County so they could be adopted, and the county waived the estimated $96,000 in boarding and veterinary fees because the family was unable to pay.

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