Rescuing the rescuer

ByMark McNeil

HAGERSVILLE It’s not exactly a case of the rescuer needing to be rescued. But it’s close.

brendaWhispering Hearts Horse Rescue, a 20-hectare equine rehabilitation farm for abused and neglected animals, is facing its toughest year yet.

Fallout from the racehorse industry decline means a deluge of discarded horses needing help. That same explosion of castaway animals has flooded the marketplace and it’s harder than ever to find adoptive homes for their rehabilitated horses. And on top of that, there’s a severe hay shortage and prices have skyrocketed.

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