Horse rescue in Bethel Acres struggles to keep animals cool, fed

Horse rescue in Bethel Acres struggles to keep animals cool, fed

A horse rescue in Bethel Acres is struggling to keep their animals cool and fed. The record-breaking heat has involved everything. Prophet is a blind rescue horse at One Day Ranch in Bethel Acres. We are all feeling the impacts of the record-breaking heat this summer, and so are Prophet and his 40 other friends.”We’re all frightened right now as is everybody who has horses and livestock in general right now because it’s getting to a point that it’s not going to go well,” said Meghan Olsen, founder and director of One Day Ranch.Olsen is in charge of overall feeding, washing, brushing and caring for the rescued animals at the ranch. This summer, they are dealing with more challenges than ever.One of those challenges is hay.”Most summers when we have decent grass We’re usually going through I’d say four a month in our pastures. Right now, we’re going through four every week and a half,” Olsen said.She explained these horses already come from difficult situations like being mistreated or starved. They do their best to make sure they are well taken care of. This time of year, they normally start collecting hay for the winter but the heat is making them feed more than usual.”We go through almost 500 pounds of hay a day,” Olsen said.She went to Facebook asking the community for support, needing close to $3,000 to buy enough or for the next few months. It still won’t be enough.”Give us a few months to figure out what we’re going to do to purchase the hay we need for winter,” Olsen said.Right now, they do not know where they are going to get the hay for winter.She said another issue they are facing is or is being sold faster than it’s being put on the market, leaving them to look for hay providers out of state.”They require us to take care of them and so it is our job and that’s something we have to do and if you are going to have these animals, you’re responsible for taking care of them And so, I understand it’s hard for everybody right now but we’ll figure it out we’ll get through it it’s not a question you just have to,” Olsen said.

A horse rescue in Bethel Acres is struggling to keep their animals cool and fed.

The record-breaking heat has involved everything.

Prophet is a blind rescue horse at One Day Ranch in Bethel Acres. We are all feeling the impacts of the record-breaking heat this summer, and so are Prophet and his 40 other friends.

“We’re all scared right now as everybody who has and livestock in general right now because it’s getting to a point that it’s not going to go well,” said Meghan Olsen, founder and director of One Day Ranch.

Olsen is in charge of feeding, washing, brushing and overall caring for the rescued animals at the ranch. This summer, they are dealing with more challenges than ever.

One of those challenges is good.

“Most summers when we have decent grass. We have a little bit of rain. We’re usually going through I’d say four a month in our pastures. Right now, we’re going through four every week and a half,” Olsen said.

She explained these horses already come from difficult situations like being mistreated or starved. They do their best to make sure they are well taken care of.

This time of year, they normally start collecting or for the winter but the heat is making them feed more than usual.

“We go through almost 500 pounds of hay a day,” Olsen said.

She went to Facebook asking the community for support, needing close to $3,000 to buy enough or for the next few months. It still won’t be enough.

“Give us a few months to figure out what we’re going to do to purchase the hay we need for winter,” Olsen said.

Right now, they do not know where they are going to get the hay for winter.

She said another issue they are facing is or is being sold faster than it’s being put on the market, leaving them to look for or providers out of state.

“They require us to take care of them and so it is our job and that’s something we have to do and if you are going to have these animals, you’re responsible for taking care of them. And so, I understand it’s hard for everybody right now but we’ll figure it out we’ll get through it it’s not a question you just have to,” Olsen said.

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