Henderson Teen Rescues Horses From Slaughter

Henderson Teen Rescues Horses From Slaughter

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"This is Comanche. He is five and he is another one that was rescued from slaughter," said Brynn Richmond.

Brynn was just seven years old when she convinced her mom and dad to start rescuing horses.

"We saw them, her compassion was crazy. The tears, the determination, and she didn't let it go. We went home and that's all we heard. 'We have to get those horses out,'" said Kelly Richmond, Brynn's mom.

Eight years later, Brynn has brought eight rescue horses from bad homes and slaughter houses to her family's farm in Henderson.

There are no horse slaughterhouses left in the U.S., but according to the ASPCA, around 100,000 horses are sent to Canada and Mexico for slaughter every year.

Brynn can't save all of them, but she gives everything she has to the ones she can.

"I put my heart and soul into it, everything I've got. I just hate seeing them abused. They don't deserve it. They've never had a chance," she said.

For the last year, Brynn has had help from her friend Kylie.

The latest rescue saved nine horses in Arkansas from being sent to slaughter.

Brynn's mom couldn't be prouder of her daughter's dedication to rescuing horses.

"I don't know how she pulled off, a 15 year old, just pulled off a rescue of nine horses from Arkansas," said Kelly.

A Go Fund Me page is up to raise $3,000 for transportation costs - all to help a young woman called to save as many horses as she can.

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