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Wildhorse Ranch Rescue needs help caring for abandoned horses

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GILBERT, Ariz. -

A Gilbert animal shelter needs your help. Wildhorse Ranch Rescue is overflowing with new rescues, and those rescues need permanent homes.

"She was abandoned on someone's property and they couldn't take care of her."

Most of the horses here have the same sad story. Their owners couldn't take care of them anymore.

Kim Meagher takes them in. But she's worried.

"We are down to our last $25, then to come up with extra money for these 3 horses, we are in a crunch this week," says Meagher.

Horses eat a lot of hay every day. It's expensive, and hay has gone up in price. It's one of the reasons so many horses end up here.

"Our food bill is about $2,500 a month. We figure out how to get through that every month."

Meagher started the rescue in 1995 to help abandoned and abused dogs, cats, and horses. She's found homes for hundreds of animals over the years.

Not all of the horses are up for adoption, like Rufus. He worked for the National Forest Service and he's retired.

It's hard for her to say no. There's no place for unwanted horses except the slaughterhouses.

"People argue there's the slaughterhouses, but it's not humane. We are just trying to make life better for as many as we can."

Meagher has found forever homes for 123 horses, 80 dogs, and 60 cats over the years, and hopes to find homes for these horses.

There is some good news for the rescue ranch. They are building a much needed barn.

Online: www.wildhorseranchrescue.com/aboutwhrr.html

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