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Vermont farm struggles to care for abandoned horses

Saturday, December 28, 2013 - 01:01

Dec. 28 - The Kelley family farm has taken in unwanted horses, but are now struggling to pay for the animals' expenses. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Don Kelley's love for horses is not only unconditional - it's charitable. He and his family have been caring for horses at their Vermont farm for years. They take in unwanted animals, working with a local humane organization. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DON KELLEY, SAYING: "I do it because I love the animals and I just love the horses and we do a lot with the horses. We have kids, people, kids, adults, handicapped people who come up in the summertime to ride. If people want to leave us a donation that is fine other than that they don't pay us." With 22 horses currently on the farm, Kelley says he has more than he needs. He's had to turn some away this winter. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DON KELLEY, SAYING: "Lately, and with the hay situation, I have said I can't, because I don't know if I am going to financially be able to get enough hay for the winter for them." But in the meantime, at least these horses have a place to call home.

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Vermont farm struggles to care for abandoned horses

Saturday, December 28, 2013 - 01:01