The 2008 Global Crisis and Horses

When we as humans show charity to the many beautiful creatures that inhabit this world given to us from God, we not only live with more integrity but also actively help to create the world, which He envisioned for us. For those who are interested in showing that kind of generosity to horses, now is an important time to get involved, no matter where you live in this country.

Now more than ever, horse shelters are straining to serve all of the needy animals that pass through their front gates. As this article published by ABC News discusses, horse rescue centers across the country have to take care of even more horses with a dwindling number of resources in recent years.

Those familiar with the industry are reporting that many non-profit shelters have to make do with half of the revenue or donations that they received before the global economic crisis of 2008. Since then, the financial situations of many of these shelters have turned into drastic situations.

The 2008 global crisis has also likely contributed to this issue in another way. Many owners, especially those who see these creatures as assets and not as the soulful creatures that they are, have decided that they no longer have the funds to care for these animals. For seven years now, the number of horses given up by their owners has been growing immensely.

Some of these organizations have been able to turn to various avenues for funding through non-profit organizations, such as the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). In many cases, shelters who are burdened by a high population of horses will network with those in the area to find loving homes for these equine creatures.

Deer Creek Structures always wants to take a stand when horses are an issue, and we want to be on the side of those who care for these animals. Contact local horse shelters in your area to see if you can lend a helping hand by housing a horse on your property. If you ever need a run-in shed or other shelter for one of these rescued horses, we can provide exactly what your horse needs to thrive.