Horses can make good pets in Vermont 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 Vermont Spay & Neuter Clinics
| 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. The smallest horse in the world is a mature miniature horse named Thumbelina. She is seventeen inches tall and weighs 60 pounds.
Vermont Animal Rescue
(Sorted by Zip Code.)
Bennington County - Shaftsbury, VT 05262
Second Chance Animal Center 802-375-2898
Windham County - Brattleboro, VT 05302
Windham County Humane Society 802-254-2232
Chittenden County - Colchester, VT 05446
Cat Spay and Neuter Clinic 802-878-2230
LaMoille County - Morrisville, VT 05661
North Country Animal League 802-888-4303
Rutland County - Pittsford 05763
Rutland County Humane Society 802-483-6700
Caledonia County - St. Johnsbury 05819
Elizabeth H. Brown Humane Society 802-748-4281
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.