Horses can make good pets in Alabama if they match your IifestyIe. Horses are beautiful, romantic animals that many people love. Sadly, however, horses are being neglected, abused, and abandoned at an alarming rate. The reasons a horse would need to be rescued are quite varied. Some horse owners in the Western U.S. have lost their homes and land to foreclosure, leaving nowhere for their horses to go. These horses are sometimes abandoned in the plains and deserts, where they often die of slow exposure. Droughts, rising food and fuel prices, and other economic pressures mean that some owners can no longer afford to feed and care for their horses. Other horses are purchased by inexperienced people for sentimental reasons or as gifts for children, but their owners are unprepared for the ongoing expense and involvement of caring for the horses.
Like horses, donkeys and mules (sterile hybrids of a horse and a donkey) have their own charm and usefulness. However, these animals have also been affected by hay shortages and some have sadly become victims of abuse or neglect.
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| Horses evolved from small mammals with multiple toes. The smallest horse in the world is a mature miniature horse named Thumbelina. She is seventeen inches tall and weighs 60 pounds.
Alabama Animal Rescue
(Sorted by Zip Code.)
Shelby County - Columbiana 35051
Humane Society of Shelby County 205-669-3916
Jefferson County - Birmingham 35209
Greater Birmingham Humane Society 205-942-1211
Jefferson County - Homewood 35209
Alabama Animal Adoption Society 205-871-6351
Madison County - Huntsville, AL 35805
SNAP (Spay/Neuter Action Project) 256-830-8459
Etowah County - Gadsen, AL 35901
Humane Society of Etowah County 256-547-4846
Marshall County - Guntersville, AL 35976
Guntersville Animal Shelter 256-582-3184
Calhoun County - Anniston, AL 36202
League for Animal Welfare 256-820-3218
Baldwin County - Fairhope 36532
Fairhope Cat Coalition 251-510-8585
Baldwin County - Baldwin 36533
Baldwin County Humane Society 251-928-4585
Mobile County - Mobile 36608
South Alabama Spay Neuter 251-343-5033
Lee County - Auburn, Alabama 36849
Operation Catnap 334-826-7845
If you find any of the above spay/neuter information is incorrect,
or if you know another low-cost clinic to recommend, please
call Rescue Me! at 1-800-800-2099 with this information.