Thursday, February 25, 2010

Hialeah's Got a Horse Problem

Photo credit: CBS 4

It seems Hialeah has a horse problem. (see: video)

For the last 2 years or so people have been dumping their unwanted horses on an undeveloped patch of land in Hialeah.

Five of the hungry horses wandered into a busy intersection in Hialeah over the weekend.

"These horses are scared, they're hungry, they're confused and anything can happen,'' said Jeanette Jordan, president of the South Florida SPCA.

Eleven were captured over the course of the weekend and are being housed at the SPCA facility in Southwest Miami-Dade. But there' a problem. The SPCA facility is over crowded with the 40 horses it already shelters and is now in desperate need of help for these horses.

"These are not truly wild horses. These are horses that somebody just let go,'' said Laurie Waggoner, the executive director of the South Florida SPCA and therefore can be domesticated.

The group includes all females except for one gelding and they range from 8 months to 20 years old.

If you'd like to become a foster family to any of these horses or volunteer at the SFSPCA please visit or call 305-825-8826.

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1 comment:

Pepe said...

Abandoning them is better than eating them I suppose.