Twelve horses and 13 sheep rescued from a Somerset ranch in El Dorado County last month are now available for adoption from El Dorado County Animal Control. The animals, believed to have been neglected for years, have now received medical assessments, grooming, medication and other care to prepare them for a new home. “These poor animals have been through so much,” said Henry Brzezinski, chief animal control officer for El Dorado County. “Our hearts really go out to them, and our hope is that many individuals step forward who want to give them the caring homes they deserve.” The animals are currently being sheltered at the Grace Foundation in El Dorado Hills through a cooperative agreement with Animal Control. There are two different adoption processes for smaller livestock animals such sheep and larger livestock animals such as ponies and horses. Adoptions for smaller animals require a completed adoption form and payment of a set fee. The fee to adopt a sheep is $40. Adoptions for larger livestock animals typically require a sealed bid process. Individuals interested in adopting a horse must complete a Livestock Bid Form, available at the shelter at 511 Placerville Drive in Placerville or from the Grace Foundation, 5800 Latigo Lane in El Dorado Hills. The minimum bid requirement for a pony is $150 and for a horse is $200. Bids will be accepted until 4 p.m. May 30. Pictures of the animals are available at co.el-dorado.ca.us/animalcontrol. The animals can also be viewed in-person at the Grace Foundation. For more information on the adoption process, call the shelter at 530-621-7631 or the Grace Foundation at 941-0800.