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Animal Neglect and Abandonment Are Too Common in South Florida

Animal Neglect and Abandonment Are Too Common in South Florida

Two starving horses languishing in a barn have been rescued by a good Samaritan and a newly formed equine rescue group. “They’ve been eating hay ever since they got here,” Victor Cutino said of Dreamer and Haven, both Thoroughbreds and one-time racehorses. With the economy still faltering, horse neglect cases remain far too common across South Florida, equine experts say. Epona’s Path, a rescue ranch in central Palm Beach County founded in 2009, has been doing similar work, taking in dozens of unwanted horses left to fend for themselves. “It’s gotten so much worse since the economy has tanked,” said Jeanette Jordan, president and executive director of the South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue. “People end up not being able to feed their horses. It’s really very tragic.” Starving a horse… […]

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