Jake The Vet: Horse rescue

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September 4, 2012, 11:06 am
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(NECN) - The struggling economy has caused a recent surge in the number of pets available for adoption. For horse owners, however, it's not as simple as a drop-off off at the local shelter.

The Nevins Farm in Methuen, Mass. is one of the safe-havens for horses whose owners can no longer keep them.

It is the MSPCA facility that welcomes horses and farm animals.

In 2007, Nevins Farm took in 21 horses. The number quadrupled in 2011 to 80.

In fact, two former race horses are among the animals that were recently rescued by the group. Watch the attached video to learn more about Sam and Stella, and click here to donate funds to the farm.

The experts at Nevins Farm say that prospective horse owners should be prepared to pay a minimum of $5,000 per year. That would include board, farrier's visits, and dental and veterinary care throughout the year.

Tags: pets, Methuen, horse, MSPCA, Nevins Farm, Jake the Vet, horse rescue, the morning show, farm animals
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