Economic hard times hitting horse owners

No one is immune from the sliding economy - even horses as one rescue center is finding out. The state's oldest and largest horse rescue is busier than ever, taking in horses people can't afford to keep.

News 12 Staff

Mar 28, 2009, 2:13 AM

Updated 5,594 days ago

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No one is immune from the sliding economy - even horses as one rescue center is finding out.
The state's oldest and largest horse rescue is busier than ever, taking in horses people can't afford to keep.
"We're seeing more horse owners that truly love their animals facing struggles, economic struggles," says Susankelly Thompson, who co-operates the Mylestone Equine Rescue.
Some owners bring in their animals because they're unable to pay stable fees, Thompson says.
"They're devastated. Many of them had expected to have their horses for the rest of their lives. They are like their children," she says.
Rescue centers like Mylestone face a tough challenge - the more horses coming in means the need for more donations, Thompson says.
To watch more on the Mylestone Rescue and how they're trying to save horses, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.
Mylestone Horse Rescue


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