The Atlanta Journal Constitution Features GoHorse - As Owners Rush to Evacuate Their Horses Ahead of Hurricane Florence
Where do people put their horses during a hurricane evacuation?
Pam High of Wilmington, N.C., was not sure where she would move her three horses so that they would be safe from Hurricane Florence. Her daughter Morgan used GoHorse.com to find a family-owned farm near Augusta that was accepting horse evacuations.
Earlier this year, Jenny Fudge of Marietta launched the website, GoHorse.com, with more than 1,400 horse facilities in Georgia and over 8,000 nationwide. More than 300 of them have changed their status to show “accepting evacuees.”
“It’s crazy times right now, and we’re trying to offer an organized solution,” said Fudge, owner of GoHorse. “Most horses live in a pasture all day and every day. Then an evacuation hits. It’s a big deal. These are their babies.”