Starving Horses Showing Up Across Colorado

Jan 23rd, 2013

Because of the limited availability of hay and a still-shaky economy, some horse owners are finding it difficult to feed their horses. The Colorado Humane Society & SPCA (CHS) investigators continue to see severely malnourished horses throughout Colorado and are sending out a plea to horse owners to ask for help before their animals get to this dangerous condition.

"Make that phone call before your horse is in trouble, before we get the call that a horse is down or struggling," said Katrina Schou, field manager with CHS. “There are resources available to help those in need. Contact the Colorado Humane Society, and we can help you find a solution before it’s too late.”

Malnourished horses have to fight even harder to survive in colder temperatures, putting their lives at risk. This issue needs to be addressed now before it gets worse in the coming months.

“It’s not about pride,” said Schou. “It’s about making the right decision and caring for an animal as much as you did when you first got it.”

The Colorado Humane Society is committed to the prevention of animal neglect and abuse. CHS is asking horse owners who need help to call (800) 249-5121. For more information about The Colorado Humane Society & SPCA, visit


The Colorado Humane Society & SPCA is an independent, Colorado-based nonprofit organization. We operate entirely on donations and are not affiliated with any national advocacy group or government agency, such as the Humane Society of the United States or American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. We work with local law enforcement and government agencies to investigate and prevent the cruelty and neglect of companion animals and horses–NOT livestock–in numerous Colorado counties and to educate the public about humane animal care. For more information, to donate or to report animal cruelty or neglect, contact the Colorado Humane Society & SPCA at or (800) 249-5121.

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