Horses can make good pets in Mississippi 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 Mississippi 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.
Mississippi Animal Rescue
(Sorted by Zip Code.)
Marshall County - Holly Springs, MS 38635
Marshall County Humane Society 662-252-6196
Alcorn County - Corinth, Mississippi 38834
The Corinth - Alcorn County Humane Society 662-284-9787
Hinds County - Jackson, Mississippi 39204
Mississippi Animal Rescue League 601-969-1631
Pearl River County - Picayune, MS 39466
Pearl River County SPCA 601-798-8000
Harrison County - Gulfport 39501
Humane Society of South Mississippi 228-863-4394
Oktibbeha County - Starkville 39760
Oktibbeha County Humane Society 662-252-6196
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or if you know another low-cost clinic to recommend, please
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