Horses can make good pets in Kansas 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
||Low-Cost Kansas Spay & Neuter Clinics
| Horses evolved from small mammals with multiple toes. Horses were domesticated for human use as early as 4500 B.C. The smallest horse in the world is a mature miniature horse named Thumbelina. She is seventeen inches tall and weighs 60 pounds.
Kansas Animal Rescue
(Sorted by Zip Code.)
Franklin County - Ottawa, KS 66067
Bea Martin Peck Animal Shelter 785-242-2967
Wyandotte County - Kansas City, KS 66104
Humane Society of Greater Kansas City 913-596-1000
Johnson County - Merriam, KS 66202
No More Homeless Pets Kansas City 816-333-PETS
Johnson County - Mission 66202
The Pet Connection Spay/Neuter Clinic 913-671-PETS
Shawnee County - Topeka, Kansas 66667
Critter Care of Topeka 785-478-9985
Crawford County - Pittsburg, KS 66762
Pawprints on the Heartland 877-887-7729
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.