Elk Hunter Rescues Abandoned Horses

Terry Cairns headed out hunting in early November and unexpectedly came back with five horses.

He found them two weekends back, on the Western Washington elk opener, cold, wet and hungry.

The animals were apparently abandoned on logging roads outside Elbe, Wash., according to a report on KOMO 4 last night.

So Terry and his wife Twyla got their horse trailer and herded the quintet inside and took them to their home in Buckley.

“I’m just a compassionate person – about people, about animals. And I just don’t see not doing anything,” Cairns says in the TV interview.

One horse has since died, but the Cairns are now trying to find to find homes for the survivors.

Cool story.