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post #1 of 10 Old 06-13-2008, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
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Finding a rescue in my area?

I have been reading the FuglyBlog for awhile now and am stunned at some of the horrific situations people put horses in. I feel the need to do something, I want to be able to help horses who need it. I don't have a lot of money and there doesn't seem to be a lot that a 15 year old girl can do to make a difference like I want to. So I was wondering, what can people who don't have the resources to do something major do to help?
I really want to find a local rescue and volunteer to maybe do some chores, spend time with the horses, etc. But I have no clue about any rescues in my area. So how would I go about finding a rescue in my area? I live in Northern Ky so if anyone knows of rescues in my area I would really appreciate it if you let me know.
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post #2 of 10 Old 06-13-2008, 11:59 AM
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I'm not familiar with the state of KY, but you can check these out:

That should help you get started; I think it's wonderful you want to get involved.

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post #3 of 10 Old 06-13-2008, 12:45 PM
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This site might help too:

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post #4 of 10 Old 06-13-2008, 01:42 PM
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Good for you!!!! It makes me proud that a 15yo is willing to go help out! So many times we hear of the "young 'ens" being spoiled and self serving! ****Cookies for you young lady!**** (these have sprinkles!)

Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don't be afraid or discouraged by the size of the task, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.

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post #5 of 10 Old 06-13-2008, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys!
I looked through those links and none of those rescues in my area but i did e-mail a few of the places that were listed and am hoping that they know of some places in my area. So hopefully they'll be able to give me some info.

Duma's hahaha thanks for the cookies ! I appreciate all your support =]!
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post #6 of 10 Old 06-13-2008, 02:35 PM
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Well im not familiarwith Kentucky, but dont give up hope. You'll find a horse in need.
True Dumas...most 15-year-olds want an expensive perfect show horse.
Im 17 and i know for a fact that i rather rescue a horse in need rather than purchase a horse that i know will get a home sooner or later.

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post #7 of 10 Old 06-13-2008, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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Americancowgirl, actually I'm not looking to rescue a horse. I actually want to volunteer at a rescue. Just helping out with simple chores, grooming the horses, and anything else i can do to help.
One day i hope to rescue horses though.
Thanks =]
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post #8 of 10 Old 06-13-2008, 03:24 PM
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There's also horse auctions. Most of those horses are there because their owners can't take care of them and can't afford them, so buying them is practically rescuing them. Also, it's cheaper than a lot of adoption fees for other rescues.

Hope that helps.
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post #9 of 10 Old 06-14-2008, 12:18 AM
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i don't know nothing bout where you live, but I do know that it is great to hear of someone so young who wants to help out! I know you will find somewhere that your services can be of help to - have you tried through your nearest animal shelters or sheriffs deptartment? Maybe the dog pound could point you towards the nearest horse rescue? I bet people call them all the time so they might know - or call some of the local vets maybe - I know ours keeps all that info handy since sometimes animals do get abandonded on him when the cost of their care gets out of their owners financial reaches. Sometimes a few old fashioned phone calls get you further than google ever could!
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post #10 of 10 Old 06-14-2008, 12:28 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks =]!
Yeah since google has completely failed me on this one lol I'm going to be making a few phone calls to local vets/tack shops etc. Haha I have a feeling that there are rescues around but they aren't really that advertised. But I'll find em lol.
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