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Helping the Horses of the Hurricanes

September 16, 2008

The recent gulf coast hurricanes have not only left people homeless but many horses & other animals as well.  Please read this article from If you have other articles about helping the horses of the hurricanes please post in the comments section.

Groups Working to Rescue Stranded Galveston Horses

Jerry Finch, president of Habitat for Horses, an equine protection organization based in Galveston County, is assisting in this effort. As of the evening of Sept. 15, crews were just beginning to assess the damage and see to equine needs. Finch’s team covered a portion of West Galveston.
“I just went down basically to do an assessment, and there are a bunch of (horses) down there,” Finch reported. “There are probably at this point 80 to 100 horses that we’re going to have to pull out, in just the little section that we saw.”
Finch reported the Galveston flooding was reminiscent of the plight of Plaquemines Parish, La., after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. “The water (in Galveston) got 8 to 10 feet deep, so these horses had to swim out of whatever pastures they were in,” Finch reported.

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