Horses can make good pets in Alaska 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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|lnteresting Horse Trivia
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| Horses evolved from small mammals with multiple toes. Horses were domesticated for human use as early as 4500 B.C. There are over 300 different horse breeds. The smallest horse in the world is a mature miniature horse named Thumbelina. She is seventeen inches tall and weighs 60 pounds.
Alaska Animal Rescue
(Sorted by Zip Code.)
Anchorage Borough - Anchorage, Alaska 99508
Anchorage Animal Hospital 907-563-2395
Anchorage Borough - Anchorage, Alaska 99518
Alaska SPCA Spay/Neuter Clinic 907-562-2999
Anchorage Borough - Anchorage 99524
Friends of Pets 907-562-2535
Kenai Peninsula County - Homer, AK 99603
Homer Animal Friends 907-235-SPAY
Matanuska-Susitna Counties - Palmer, Alaska 99645
STOP the Overpopulation of Pets 907-746-SPAY
Kenai Peninsula County - Seward, AK 99664
SOS (Save Our Seward) Pets 907-224-7495
Juneau County - Juneau 99801
Gastineau Humane Society 907-789-0260
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.