Horses can make good pets in Maine 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. Horses can sleep standing up. 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.
Maine Animal Rescue
(Sorted by Zip Code.)
York County - W Kennebunk, ME 04094
Animal Welfare Society 207-985-3244
Cumberland County - Portland 04101
Friends of Feral Felines 207-797-3014
Androscoggin County - Auburn 04210
Greater Androscoggin Humane Society 207-783-2311
Oxford County - Rumford Center, Maine 04278
Maine Veterinary Association 207-364-8660
Kennebec County - Augusta, Maine 04330
Kennebec Valley Humane Society/Pet Haven 207-626-3491
Penobscot County - Bangor 04401
Bangor Humane Society 207-942-8902
Hancock County - Prospect Harbor, ME 04669
Aroostook County - Houlton 04730
Houlton Humane Society Animal Shelter 207-532-2862
Aroostook County - Mapleton, ME 04757
Aroostook Animal Welfare Group 207-227-5056
Kennebec County - Waterville, ME 04901
Humane Society Waterville 207-873-2430
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.