Group takes in several rescue horses displaced by storm

By Ryan Korsgard - Reporter

HOUSTON - Carl Benge has a lot more horses to feed at his ranch in Hockley, in Harris County.  The population multiplied after the flooding last week on Cypress Creek in northwest Harris County.  He welcomed the rescue horses here after their old home flooded. 

"I didn't ever think I'd see a horse in shock. These horses were in shock,” said Benge. The horses were left stranded.  He said they were cold and scared. Benge told KPRC 2, “We got there at 10 o'clock in the morning and the water was above my knee.  By the time we left, it was up over my chest.  Some of the little horses, they were above swimming and didn't know where to go. We had to physically pull them out."

The horses had already been rescued once.  Now they needed help again. 

"They were headed to the slaughterhouse.  All of these horses are rescues.  We go into kill pens and we rescue them,” said Megan Cardet, the founder and president of the group A Place for Peanut.  It is a nonprofit sanctuary that rescues horses.  They then provide equine therapy to disabled and able-bodied children and adults. Cardet said, "We did finally find a new, temporary home that we are moving into tomorrow and we're just going to have to start over and rebuild.  We lost everything."

Now the horses that nearly lost everything, twice, will head to a new, dry home. 

If you would like to help the group, click here to visit their Facebook page.
 

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