High hay prices due to recent drought weather are making times tough for some horse owners in the area.
One Shelburn horse owner has been charged with animal cruelty because he was unable to afford to feed his horses.
Butlers says times are tough, hay prices are high and the 2012 summer drought is to blame. The price of hay doubled and tripled during the summer and that is if you could find someone to sell.
It’s not just horses that need help, local humane shelters have seen more and more people who can’t feed their pets.
If you can help, contact your local humane society to see if they need help or if they know if any rescues that could use a donation of money or time.