Bill to help abandoned, mistreated horses

Bill to help abandoned, mistreated horses

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A New Mexico lawmaker is seeking state money to help care for abandoned and mistreated horses in the four corners area.

Democratic Senator George Munoz of Gallup has introduced legislation to appropriate $500,000 to the New Mexico Livestock Board’s horse shelter rescue fund, saying the board lacks support to care for the horses it seizes.

When the board takes horses, they are placed in non-profit horse shelter rescues, which rely on private donations.