Horses can make good pets in Wisconsin 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. The smallest horse in the world is a mature miniature horse named Thumbelina. She is seventeen inches tall and weighs 60 pounds.
Wisconsin Animal Rescue
(Sorted by Zip Code.)
Racine County - Racine, Wisconsin 53403
Countryside Humane Society 262-554-6699
Rock County - Janesville, Wisconsin 53545
Rock County Humane Society 608-752-5622
Dane County - Stoughton 53589
Small Animal Advocates 608-873-9851
Dane County - Madison 53718
Dane County Humane Society 608-838-0413
Dane County - Madison, Wisconsin 53703
Alliance for Animals 608-257-6333
Sauk County - Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913
Sauk County Humane Society 608-356-2520
Eau Claire County - Eau Claire 54701
Eau Claire County Humane Association 715-839-4747
Washburn County - Shell Lake, WI 54871
Washburn County Area Humane Society 715-468-4200
Burnett County - Siren, Wisconsin 54872
Humane Society of Burnett County 715-866-4096
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.