Perry County horse shot while pregnant gives birth on Thanksgiving Day

(Credit: Kentucky Equine Adoption Center, WKYT)
(Credit: Kentucky Equine Adoption Center, WKYT)(WYMT)
Published: Dec. 4, 2019 at 2:47 PM EST
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Tammy, the pregnant horse that was

, gave birth to a colt on Thanksgiving Day

"All of our foals are usually born where we're not here, so Virginia, our assistant barn manager, showed up and there he was," said KEAC executive director Karen Gustin.

The colt, who staffers have taken to calling José, was given a clean bill of health and is "enjoying his new life".

"We named him Jose because one of our trainers had a 30-some-year-old gelding that, sadly, she had to euthanize the day before Thanksgiving," Gustin said. "So, in honor of him and her, we named him Jose."

As part of the holidays, the Kentucky Equine Adoption Center is asking for help as they rely solely on donations to take care of the property's more than 50 equine tenants.

"Because we've had so many horses for so long, we've had several that have been thin or older that need alfalfa hay," says Gustin. "And we have bought more alfalfa hay this last year than the entire time I've been here, which is almost eight years."

If you would like to make a donation, you can head to their website at

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