September 14, 2020

Oregon equestrian center becomes refuge for animals fleeing US fires

Boring (United States) (AFP) – An equestrian center in Oregon that opened its doors to horses displaced by raging forest fires soon found its stalls home to almost an entire farmyard — including pigs, ducks, donkeys and even an ox.Last week, staff at the Mount Hood Center in Boring, east of Portland, offered refuge to owners and their horses fleeing the West Coast blazes that have torched an area roughly the size of the state of New Jersey and killed at least 35 people. In just a few hours each one of their 80 stalls had been filled, with desperate owners bringing in their horses, often from …


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