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Fate of Sussex County Rescue Horses on the Line


LAUREL, Del.- Changing Fates Equine Rescue of Delaware is facing financial difficulties, according to volunteer Robin Weinkam.

"The rescue is based on all donations, all volunteers, we don't have any salaries for working here," Weinkam said. "We put our own money into the place and we can't do it by ourselves."

Weinkam said that especially after a really dry summer, the cost to care for horses increases during the winter.

"We had a really dry summer, so the hay is kind of limited," Weinkam said. "Some of the hay that we recently purchased has some foxtail in it so our horses can't eat it anyway."

Weinkam said employees have already started going through their winter supply of hay. They fear that without donations these horses may not have enough feed to last them through the winter. The problem is that more rescue horses keep coming in.

"We get calls every day to take in someone's horse," Weinkam said. "We have brought some of our horses back because people couldn't feed them anymore. We've adopted out over 100 horses and we're always here to take the ones back if someone needs us to."

Their hope is that someone can reach out a helping hand to help these horses survive through the winter.

For more information on how you can help, call Changing Fates Equine Rescue of Delaware at (302) 344-2002. You can also email cferdelaware@aol.com.


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