Donating a horse to a rescue/what the heck?
I thought a rescue, be it horse, dog or cat was set up to...well rescue the animals. To rescue an animal that was in a bad place and needed help.
Over and over I read of people who "donate" a horse they no longer want to a rescue and I just don't understand. WHY would a rescue want a horse donated to them?? We hear how over crowded the rescues are, how they need money to keep the horses, etc. etc. and some will take horses just because someone doesn't want them anymore? Horses that aren't in any danger or in a bad way, maybe the donator just wants to get another horse and can't afford to pay board for two or some other such. Why is this the rescues problem and why would they take such horses? Doesn't make sense to me.
Maybe there is a reason behind this that I just dont understand but to me it sounds more like dumping a horse at the rescue and makes me wonder if the rescuer isn't a kind of hoarder. If I'm way out of line would someone educate me please.
Just DO it and be happy that you can!