2 contract workers caring for 2,000 horses at BLM's Palomino Valley center


From: Mostly Dogs Forum
By: Mark Robison

The following comes from a press release sent out by Beverlee McGrath, who represents Hidden Valley Horse Rescue, among other groups:

What is happening to the 50,000 American wild horses now that the government has shut down? Who is feeding and watering the American wild horses that are currently stockpiled in federally funded holding facilities?

There are no government employees on site at the Bureau of Land Management’s Palomino Valley National Wild Horse and Burro Center, located 25 miles north of Reno, Nevada. Only two contract workers are on site to feed the roughly 2000 horses at the facility (the largest wild horse and burro short-term holding, adoption and processing center in America).

Animal advocates from the Hidden Valley Horse Rescue group have been making daily visits to PVC to ensure that someone shows up each day and that the horses are safe. President Shannon Windle is worried, “Thank you to all who are making that trip to check on the welfare of those horses. You’re making a huge difference for them!

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POST DATE: 10/09/2013