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Horse Rescuers Grateful for Drought
Two local horse rescue operations say the recent rain has been a blessing. The Society for Hooved Animals Rescue and Emergency, or SHARE, said some areas are still suffering from the drought, which means there are still people looking to surrender their horses.
The rain has caused the grass to grow, giving the horses at SHARE food, in addition to hay.
However, with about 35 horses up for adoption, SHARE is operating at capacity.
"We are still receiving a lot of calls," Lori Cooper of SHARE said. "Hay prices are a little higher than what they typically would be this time of year, and we really just didn't get as much hay this year as we would in typical years, so we are still getting calls."
SHARE said our previous story resulted in a number of donations and people inquiring about adopting their horses.
Crosswinds Equine Rescue in Sidell said the rain has brought the grass pasture back enough to get them through November.