(VALLEY CENTER, Kan.) — Hope in the Valley Equine Rescue has all kinds of horses--and too many of them. It's holding an open house this weekend in hopes of finding homes for them.
"If we can get most of these animals adopted out on Adoption Day, that makes room for us to be able to take more," founder Ande Miller says.
Miller says there are many more horses that need to be rescued from poor living conditions and rehabbed. That's because the horse population continues to grow while the number of good homes for them is shrinking.
"There's a huge overabundance of horses right now," Miller says. "With the economy being a factor right now, people can't afford to buy grain and hay and take care of them."