DOTHAN, Ala. — An Alabama horse sanctuary is aiming to help two horses stranded by the massive flooding in Louisiana.

Lori Dawkins said the Wiregrass Horse Rescue & Sanctuary in Dothan will bring two horses from a Florida facility, where they’ve been housed, to Alabama for care.

Dawkins tells The Dothan Eagle (http://bit.ly/2bSY5tX) the horses need extensive rehabilitation, as they’ve been malnourished and injured as a result of the flooding.

Dawkins says the plight of Louisiana’s horses and farm animals has been a little-noticed tragedy of the floods. The rains forced many people from rural areas before they could see to their horses and cattle.

Dawkins said that some people in Louisiana spray-painted their phone numbers on their animals so that if they were found, their owners could be contacted.


Information from: The Dothan Eagle, http://www.dothaneagle.com