WSBTV Features GoHorse - Site Lists Boarding Stables Where Hurricane Evacuees Can Take their Horses
Families are under evacuation orders ahead of Hurricane Florence, and that means taking their pets too. But when your pet is a horse, things get a bit more difficult.
“If someone had two horses and brought them to the boarding stable, they could go here,” GoHorse.com co-creator Jenny Fudge said as she showed Channel 2 Action News the paddocks where she could take in horses that needed to get out of the path of Hurricane Florence.
“The travel situation is complicated, and the sooner they can get out the better,” Fudge said.
Imagine moving a 1,000-pound horse into a 6-foot by 7-foot trailer, only half of which isn't even an arm’s length wide. That becomes a stressful situation for an animal not used to traveling. Then throw in the traffic and the heat of the road, and it becomes stressful for the owner as well as the animal. GoHorse provides locations of boarding stables for horse evacuations during natural disasters.