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thealabamaredhead 04-06-2011 12:39 PM

Rescue Idea
 
I found this site Auction Horses - Home where people try and find homes for horses before they are bought for slaughter. It got me thinking, alot of people would give them a home but they are too far away. what if we set up a website just for volunteer transport of rescue horses? I plan on learning to drive our new 4 horse trailer. It would take a while but if we could get a few people in each state, we would have a whole network! think of the good it would do. just for the price of time and gas. i can't house anymore horses but i always feel bad for the horses who need help, but i have plenty of time to drive them(once i learn how to back the thing up). what do y'all think?

mls 04-06-2011 12:46 PM

How much $ and time do you have?

thealabamaredhead 04-06-2011 12:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mls (Post 988528)
How much $ and time do you have?

I don't work, so unlimited time. I don't have my own $, but my BF would pay for gas.

Katesrider011 04-06-2011 01:08 PM

Ignore this post

mls 04-06-2011 01:12 PM

Hauling 3 horses 3 hours runs me nearly a tank of fuel. With diesel at 3.99 a gallon . . .

That is horses that load and haul nicely. Horses that do not load = more time and potential injuires to horse and handler. Horses that do not haul nicely = more potential for injury to horse and or harm to trailer.

Speed Racer 04-06-2011 01:15 PM

That's a lovely, noble idea alabama, but so many people work and have a farm to run, as well as caring for their animals and families, that they probably can't be as available as they'd like.

I wouldn't mind transporting an animal, but there's no way I could take a whole day or weekend to do it more than several times a year. I'm the sole breadwinner and caregiver, so I'm pretty much tied down to my own homestead unless I pay someone else to watch my critters.

AlexS 04-06-2011 11:20 PM

I have worked at non profits for most of my career, and while volunteers are wonderful, I would not trust a volunteer crew. What happens when someone drops out on one leg of the journey and the horse is there stranded, what would you do?

cakemom 04-06-2011 11:29 PM

We do this with dog rescues...but horses are not quite dogs.
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thealabamaredhead 04-07-2011 02:59 PM

mmkay, nevermind lol


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