Horses can make good pets in Louisiana 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. 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.
Louisiana Animal Rescue
(Sorted by Zip Code.)
St Bernard Parish - Chalmette, Louisiana 70043
St. Bernard Parish Animal Shelter 504 278-1535
Orleans County - New Orleans 70114
Jefferson Parish - Harahan 70123
Jefferson SPCA 504-733-7387
Orleans County - New Orleans, LA 70178
Southern Animal Foundation 504-861-7729
Tangipahoa County - Amite 70422
Hutchinson Veterinary Clinic 985-748-9160
Lafayette County - Carencro, Louisiana 70520
Lafayette Animal Aid 337-896-1553
E Baton Rouge Parish - Baton Rouge, LA 70817
Capital Area Animal Welfare Society 225-752-5801
Ouachita County - Monroe, LA 71207
PAWS of NE Louisiana 318-397-0007
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or if you know another low-cost clinic to recommend, please
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