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Rescue takes in big victims of economic crisis Reported by: Carolyn Scofield Email: [email protected] Photographer: Bruno Giglio Last Update: 10/08 6:47 am FELLSMERE, FL -- Pets often suffer the most when a family is struggling to pay the bills. Two friends on the Treasure Coast started a horse rescue two years ago. Debbie Allison-Cook and Susan Bonham met when Bohman adopted one of Cook's rescued horses. The women take in animals from all different backgrounds, retired racehorses, victims of abuse and more and more horses whose former owners can't afford to take care of them anymore. The group has placed 104 horses since they formed two years ago and they get more calls every week. "The saddest thing that we find is that the horses are a product of the environment we've created," says Allison-Cook. "We domesticated them, we make them rely on us for feed and for medical and when all is said and done and the economy turns downward, they're just as disposable as an old pair of sneakers." The two women pay for most of the expenses, but they appreciate any donations of feed and hay. All of their horses are free to good homes. For more information, call Susan Bonham she is listed in okeechobee florida Email Story To Email: To Email is Required. A valid email address is required. Your Name: Your Name is Required. Your Email: Your Email is Required. A valid email address is required. Message: Send a copy to my email You can send a story to multiple email addresses by separating the email addresses with a semicolon (;) This station will not store your email address or your recipient's email address or use them in any way. Add a CommentAdd Video Comment(1) Comments Save/Share Story digg reddit newsvine Google Yahoo!  (Feb 13, 2009 | post #4)

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HOrse lover we need your help, due to the current economy, alot of horse are being neglected, or just plain out starved, I run a horse rescue, and more and more are coming out of the wood work and unforunatly we are running out of places to put them and money to rehab them, so if you can find it in your heart to donate a bag of feed or what ever you have or are willing to give, it would be greatly appreciated, glisson animal supply in sebring has an account set up under Sue Bonham horse rescue, please open your hearts to these poor defensless animals  (Feb 13, 2009 | post #3)

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Hi, my name is Sue, I run a horse rescue, I need alittle help from the community, due to the current economic problems more horses are being throw to the side and the costs of caring for them are rising, I DO NOT EXCEPT CASH, I will direct you to a feed store that you may donate to if you wish, look at my picture this horse was 900 pounds a year ago and looked very bad he is now 1400 pounds 17 hands hi and is a beauty, I try to do this with all my horses but the economy is slowing me down, so if you can find it in your heart to help please call glisson feed in sebring- and donate to sue bonhams horse rescue, I thank you and so do the horses  (Feb 13, 2009 | post #1)

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