Horses can make good pets in Minnesota 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.
Minnesota Animal Rescue
(Sorted by Zip Code.)
Ramsey County - Roseville, Minnesota 55113
Cause For Paws Inc. 952-259-1483
Hennepin County - Hamel 55340
Corcoran Pet Care Center 612-420-3930
Hennepin County - Golden Valley, Minnesota 55422
Animal Humane Society PAL Program 763-489-2209
St. Louis County - Makinen 55763
Spay, Neuter, Aid Program 218-638-2153
St Louis County - Duluth 55806
Animal Allies Humane Society 218-722-5341
Olmsted County - Rochester, Minnesota 55903
Camp Companion 800-896-7009
Grant County - Elbow Lake 56531
Grant County Humane Society 218-685-6220
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.