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    In this July 10, 2014 photo, a rescued horse peeks out of a stable at the Red Bucket Equine Rescue in Chino Hills, Calif. Almost every horse rescue in the country is running out of room or money as they continue to be strained by an influx of abandoned equines, a trend that began during the recession. When the barns are at capacity and rescue owners can ’t take in more animals, they will network to try to find an empty stall at another rescue, a foster home or with a potential adopter.
    Jae C. Hong | AP
  • Pets Horse Rescue
    In this July 10, 2014 photo, Susan Peirce, founder of Red Bucket Equine Rescue, bonds with a rescued horse at the Red Bucket Equine Rescue in Chino Hills, Calif. Almost every horse rescue in the country is running out of room or money as they continue to be strained by an influx of abandoned equines, a trend that began during the recession.
    Jae C. Hong | AP
  • Pets Horse Rescue
    In this July 10, 2014 photo, Susan Peirce, founder of Red Bucket Equine Rescue, wears a polo shirt embroidered with the numbers of horses rescued each year starting 2009, top, at the Red Bucket Equine Rescue in Chino Hills, Calif. "When a horse comes to us, they get a bucket, a name and dignity," Peirce said. "And we make a promise to them that it's for life."
    Jae C. Hong | AP
  • Pets Horse Rescue
    In this July 10, 2014 photo, volunteers prepare special supplements for the rescued horses at the Red Bucket Equine Rescue in Chino Hills, Calif. Almost every horse rescue in the country is running out of room or money or both. When the barns are at capacity and rescue owners can’t take in more animals, they will network to try to find an empty stall at another rescue, a foster home or with a potential adopter.
    Jae C. Hong | AP
  • Pets Horse Rescue
    In this July 10, 2014 photo, rescued horses eat at the Red Bucket Equine Rescue in Chino Hills, Calif. At the rescue that is about 50 miles east of Los Angeles, Susan Peirce has taken in old, sick, starving, feral and abandoned horses, as well as those considered too slow or lame to race. She's intercepted horses headed for legal slaughter in Mexico and Canada and to auction in the U.S.
    Jae C. Hong | AP
  • Pets Horse Rescue
    In this July 10, 2014 photo, a blue-eyed rescued horse rests in a stable at the Red Bucket Equine Rescue in Chino Hills, Calif. Red Bucket, named for what the rescued horses eat out of, started in January 2009 with nine horses. Since then, it’s taken in 253 horses and found homes for 133, said Susan Peirce, founder of Red Bucket.
    Jae C. Hong | AP
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    In this July 10, 2014 photo, writing fills a board showing daily feed, medication and supplement schedules for rescued horses at the Red Bucket Equine Rescue in Chino Hills, Calif. The recession led to higher prices on everything horses need, including boarding, vets, farriers, feed, vitamins, electricity and bedding, said Susan Peirce founder of the Red Bucket Equine Rescue.
    Jae C. Hong | AP
  • Pets Horse Rescue
    In this July 10, 2014 photo, Susan Peirce, founder of Red Bucket Equine Rescue, bonds with a rescued horse at the Red Bucket Equine Rescue in Chino Hills, Calif. Almost every horse rescue in the country is running out of room or money or both. When the recession started, some people had to dump their horses and discontinue donations to horse charities.
    Jae C. Hong | AP
  • Pets Horse Rescue
    In this July 10, 2014 photo, a volunteer walks with a rescued horse at the Red Bucket Equine Rescue in Chino Hills, Calif. Although hundreds of nonprofits nationwide care for thousands of horses, resources are stretched thin. When the downturn started seven years ago, some owners got rid of their horses, many donors discontinued contributions to horse charities and adoptions plummeted.
    Jae C. Hong | AP
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