Horses can make good pets in Connecticut 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. 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.
Connecticut Animal Rescue
(Sorted by Zip Code.)
Hartford County - Granby 06035
Salmon Brook Veterinary Hospital 860-653-7238
Tolland County - Tolland 06084
Kitty Angels 860-875-1808
Hartford County - Newington 06111
Connecticut Humane Society 860-667-8545
Middlesex County - Westbrook, CT 06498
Tait's Every Animal Matters 888-367-8326
New Haven County - New Haven, CT 06506
Greater New Haven Cat Project 203-782-2287
New Haven County - New Haven 06512
The Hope Alliance 203-466-2185
New Haven County - Seymour, CT 06512
New Haven County - New Haven 06515
New Haven County - Hamden, Connecticut 06518
Creature Kindness 203-389-2242
Litchfield County - Torrington, CT 06790
Statewide Veterinary Clinic 888-613-2034
Fairfield County - Danbury 06810
Help for Pets 203-792-1477
Fairfield County - Danbury, Connecticut 06813
The Danbury Animal Welfare Society, Inc. 203-744-3297
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.