VANCLEAVE -- Winter is coming on, and those who work in horse rescue in South Mississippi are worried -- especially this winter when the economy has made it more difficult for people to feed and care for their horses.
Neva Bailey, who has been taking in starving or abused horses with the Animal Protection and Education Association for 15 years, said this year has been the worst since as far back as she can remember.
She said she has seen a trend toward more horses being surrendered in recent years, but estimates a 50 percent increase in the number over last year. She said since November 2009, she has taken in 16 to 20 horses.
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