Four horses impounded by West Valley City Animal Shelter officials have new homes and owners, a shelter official said Monday.
The horses, which were taken to the facility after they were found starving more than three months ago in makeshift corrals, found new homes after bids were received.Bucky, a 7-year-old buckskin stallion, was picked up Monday morning by Lane Hinkel, a young Magna boy who was accompanied by his grandfather. The boy won the horse on a bid of $425.
The new owner was one "tickled young man," said Celia Georgi, shelter manager.
Max Starkie, Salt Lake City, is the new owner of Colonel Custard, a 3-year-old dark-brown gelding who went for $355.
Little Girl, a 3-year-old Palomino mare, now belongs to Paul Evans, Salt Lake City, who submitted a bid of $675.
And Natalie North, Taylorsville, is now the owner of Charmer, a dark black-brown 3-year-old stallion. North submitted a bid of $755, Georgi said.