Starving horse left at SC rescue barn

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MEGGETT, S.C. — A starving horse left at an animal rescue barn in Charleston County earlier this month is on its way to recovery.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the animal was left July 9 at the Livestock and Equine Awareness Rescue Network's barn in Meggett.

The man who dropped off the horse brought it in from a local farm. Officials said he left no indication of who he was, worried either he or the horse's owner would get in trouble.

Rescue network director Elizabeth Steed isn't worried about pressing charges and just wants to nurse the horse back to health.

But she says dropping off a horse isn't the same as dropping a kitten at an animal shelter. It will cost $15,000 over four months to care for the horse.

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corgimom
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corgimom 07/19/11 - 12:25 pm
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How cool is is that someone

How cool is is that someone named Elizabeth Steed rescues horses?

But at least that person did the decent thing and turned it over to the rescue organization.

You will see more and more of this as the "recession" continues- horses are very expensive luxuries.

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Richmnd Cty Votr 07/19/11 - 05:07 pm
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$15,000 for 4 months? WOW

$15,000 for 4 months? WOW inflation is over the top. I had a horse and it was only about 300.00 a month for feed. If it cost this much for real. You would see very few owners of horses. Who is gonna pay the bill? NOT the taxpayer I hope! No wonder all types of programs are folding up. At prices like these this rescue place with CLOSED shortly.

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