Jun 1, 2013 6:29 PM by Eric Ross
As hay prices skyrocket, so do the number of neglect cases involving horses. The drought and limited rainfall have driven hay prices up by more than 30-percent in the last year.
"The horse market is really difficult now," Animal Law Enforcement Director Joe Stafford said. "Most horse rescue facilities are at or near capacity."
The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is no exception to this problem. They currently have two horses ready for adoption after being seized more than a month ago in two separate neglect investigations.
Now, they are in desperate need of finding loving homes. Unfortunately, the horse buying economy has tanked in the past few years.
"These two horses have been check out by a vet," Stafford said. "They are sweet, loving animals and given the conditions that they came out of, it's really remarkable."
Stafford adds the horses have put on weight and are on a full road to recovery.
"I'm sure they'd make someone a wonderful horse," he said.
Two horses are also up for adoption at Pueblo Animal Services. They can be reached at 544-3005 x5424.
The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region can be reached at 302-8712.