The fate of horses that were in need of proper care and homes has been secured with the help of a local facility and just in time to avoid being without help through the winter.
The Arabian Rescue Mission (ARM), a charity organization out of New Jersey, found a farm on Carden Road that they wanted to use as a base for collecting dozens of horses in Tennessee, while the organization looked for homes for them. The horses arrived on Friday.
“Most of the horses have already been placed,” said Terry Figueroa, founder and president of ARM, who bases her business in Colesville, N.J. “There are about 30 to 35 left of the herd that don’t have homes.”
The rescue operation was estimated to cost between $5,000 and $10,000 for the all-donation organization.
The organization is volunteer-based, and volunteers process applications like Jeff Mosher’s.
“[Mosher] asked about helping rescue horses, and I told him he had no idea what he was getting into,” Figueroa said. “But he said he wanted to, so I asked him to head up the Kentucky site. He’s basically doing it by himself there and hasn’t had a moment to stop.”
The horses come from homes that have run out of options; those that have neglected the horses along with those that just can’t take care of the horses for one reason or another.
Droughts in some areas and flooding in other areas have caused a lot of the problems for horse owners, Figueroa said, despite the mild winter she thought might help.
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