Roseville, CA – The staff at Horse Plus Humane Society were no doubt feeling overwhelmed when the lines of trucks and trailers poured into the parking lot at the Placer County Fairgrounds. Over 100 horses were surrendered to the shelter during their 1-Day Open Door Shelter event.
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The event was the largest 1-Day Open Door Shelter Horse Plus Humane Society has ever held, nearly doubling the prior largest event in Wisconsin with 56 horses surrendered. The staff planned for 30-60 horses to be surrendered, but were prepared for any number of horses. Some horses were driven for hours to be surrendered at the event. By the end of the event, 102 horses were surrendered to Horse Plus Humane Society.
The 1-Day Open Door Shelter is an event where anyone can surrender a horse they no longer wish to keep, free of charge. Many of the horses surrendered were suffering from debilitating medical conditions, and required euthanasia to relieve their suffering. “Our 1-Day Open Door Shelters give horse owners options for horses they can no longer keep. Most rescues are full and cannot take horses, leaving horse owners with no options other than taking them to auction, or allow them to continue suffering in their back yard,” Tawnee Preisner, President of Horse Plus Humane Society, said.
Horse Plus Humane Society plans to hold 1-Day Open Door Shelters monthly across the United States.Author: Dale Williams <-- Become my friend on Facebook! - Phone: 724-964-6773
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