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Burkburnett Ranch Works to Rescue Abandoned Horses

It's been two years since Kimberly Teague first started her horse rescue.  It was a horse named Shadow who was unable to walk and extremely underweight that inspired her to make a difference.

"I feel like they need a voice," Teague says.

Now after a hard summer and with the financial pressures of the holidays around the corner she says owners are struggling to make ends meet. 

"They can't afford them no more," she says.

Teague says an overwhelming amount of calls came in from horse owners this summer asking her to take in animals that they can no longer afford or that have been neglected and abused.

She says, "This summer we've had a lot of phone calls people wanting us to bring horses in because they couldn't find the hay to feed them."

With twenty horses under her care, this ranch has become pricey to maintain.  That's why she recently began selling what is now a precious commodity.

"The hay is real scarce.  We're having to go to Arkansas and South Dakota to get hay even for our animals," she says.

Selling bundles for $10 each, offering training lessons and advertising a camping and riding trail on her property, Teague says these funds are crucial in nursing horses like Shadow back to health.

"What we make off of it, every bit of it comes back in here to keep these horses fed," she says.

Taelor Rian, Newschannel 6.

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