Equestrian Center opens doors to animal evacuees


An equestrian center in Georgia has opened its stable doors to help out animals and owners evacuating from Hurricane Irma.


On September 5, the owner of Southern Wood Arena, Sebastian Fornby, shared a post on Facebook, informing followers, “I have about 55 empty stalls, hot and cold water wash bays, and a fully enclosed arena!” He also recommended some nearby resorts and hotels for those leaving their homes behind, and cheered up horse owners by letting them know there are trail rides nearby to visit on horseback and forget their worries for a while.



An update post on September 7 informed those following the story that the equestrian center was already expecting up to 40 horses to arrive for shelter. Nearby fields and churches were also opened up to those who needed shelter or would like to camp close-by to stay with their animals.

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