Horse rescue owner given deadline to comply with Town of Janesville ordinance

Published: Dec. 12, 2018 at 6:20 PM CST
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DeeDee Golberg is fighting to save her horse rescue after the Town of Janesville board gave her a deadline to reduce the number of horses on her property.

An ordinance states people are allowed to have one horse for each acre of land they own.

"It tears you a part," said Golberg. "We've got to stop this, it just doesn't make any sense."

The town board told her she has until April 1, 2019 to find homes for the horses. Currently Golberg has 33 horses at Spirit Horse Equine Rescue. Under the ordinance, she would be allowed only 15 horses on her current property. Golberg is hoping the board will change its mind.

"I try not to think about it," said Golberg. "I try to think about where we're going to go and how we're going to solve the problem."

Golberg has reached out to several other resources to see if the horses can be moved for a short period of time while she looks for a new home for the rescue farm.

NBC15 reached out to the town board and left messages. At this time, we have yet to hear from a board member about the ordinance.