National Drought Mitigation Center

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Wild horses being fed along Arizona's Salt River
9/29/2018 12:00:00 AM

Plants & Wildlife
Society & Public Health
Gila County, AZ
Maricopa County, AZ

Start Date: 4/21/2018 - End Date: 9/29/2018
Severe drought reduced the amount of grass along the Salt River in Tonto National Forest, leaving little to nothing for the wild horses to eat. To prevent the animals from starving, volunteers with the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group have begun to leave hay for the horses for the past two months because the horses were losing weight. The group has spent $32,000 for hay at a cost of about $15 per bale, which they purchase by the semi-truck load. The SRWHMG would be grateful for any donations to help them continue to feed the horses. CBS 5 AZ KPHO (Phoenix, Ariz.), June 21, 2018