DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. – The same factors hitting horse owners are now being felt by rescue groups.
Ginny Wiltsey with Davidson County's Safe Haven Equine Rescue and Retirement said vet and hay costs keep rising.
It takes more than $3,000 a month to nurse 14 to 16 horses back to health and the group survives off donations and sponsorships.
But with a growing waiting list for help, Wiltsey said limited funds are preventing the group from doing more.
“It can be challenging,” Wiltsey said. “We rely on donations so it's challenging at times.”
The group said they get several phone calls and about 10 emails a day about abused or malnourished horses.
To learn more about Safe Haven Equine Rescue and Retirement, their website is www.sherrnc.com