Horse rescues flooded due to economy

April 19, 2009 11:52:09 AM PDT
Horse rescue organizations are having trouble keeping up with a flood of animals who need homes because their owners can't afford to take care of them. Elena DiSilvestro runs Summerwinds Stables, a rescue organization that operates near Hartly, Del., and in Warwick, Md., and is caring for 30 horses. The animals will be "re-homed" when they are physically and emotionally stable and suitable new owners can be found.

DiSilvestro used to get a handful of calls about horses in need. These days, she gets 20 or more a week.

Summerwinds spends a lot of time and money not just improving the health of the rescued horses, but in training them. They are picky about where their horses go.


Information from: The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal,

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