Horses Headed To Slaughterhouse Find Sanctuary At Local Couple’s Stable
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The star of the Pet Expo in Pittsburgh this past weekend was Amie Ealy’s Arabian horse.
Razr was tangled up in barbed wire, upside down, when he and 42 other Arabians were rescued from a West Virginia farm, nearly two years ago. Thirty-two of the horses were taken to the Westmoreland Fairgrounds for adoption, thanks in part to volunteer driver Ray Urksa.
Urska and his wife, Jen, board four rescue horses at a stable in South Fayette Township.
It all started with a quarter horse named Honey.
“She was at a slaughterhouse in New Jersey,” Jen Urska says. “It was a Saturday morning and I was sitting on Facebook, and her picture popped up on my screen. And I offered her a home.”
With the help of the Arabian rescue mission the were able to save her. Now, Jen and Ray Urska are board members.
“In the horse world,” Ray Urska says, “it seems the wife loves the horses, and the husband goes golfing or does something else. But we we both love them.”
And it’s not just Arabians.
“We are Arabian specific, but we will rescue any horse in need,” Jen Urska says.
Last year, the organization rescued more than 500 horses, nationwide. As for Razr and those Arabians from West Virginia, Jen Urska says they’re with loving families, doing well.
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