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Horse Owners Take Livestock To Ocala, Seeking Shelter From Storm

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The Southeastern Livestock Pavilion in Ocala is offering free stalls Thursday October 6 for horse owners to protect their horses from Hurricane Matthew. Horse owners came from different parts of Florida to make sure their horses are safe. (Cassandra Alamilla/WUFT News)
The Southeastern Livestock Pavilion in Ocala offered free stalls Thursday October 6 for horse owners to protect their horses from Hurricane Matthew. Horse owners came from different parts of Florida to make sure their horses are safe. (Cassandra Alamilla/WUFT News)

 

Jeff Broederdorf, a Cocoa Beach resident, cleans a stall at Southeastern Livestock Pavilion before one of his horses will be moved in. Broederdorf has made several trips from Cocao Beach to Ocala since Wednesday night just to make sure his horses and his friend’s horses are safe. (Cassandra Alamilla/WUFT News)
Jeff Broederdorf, a Cocoa Beach resident, cleans a stall at Southeastern Livestock Pavilion before one of his horses is moved in. Broederdorf has made several trips from Cocoa Beach to Ocala since Wednesday night just to make sure his horses and his friend’s horses are safe. (Cassandra Alamilla/WUFT News)

 

Steve Young, Broederdorf’s partner, moves Treasure into her stall, next to Willy (left), Treasure’s boyfriend. Willy was unstill and neighing before Treasure was moved in; Broederdorf said Willy was like that because he missed his girlfriend and he is not comfortable with the new environment. (Cassandra Alamilla/WUFT News)
Steve Young, Broederdorf’s partner, moves Treasure into her stall, next to Willy (left), Treasure’s boyfriend. Willy was unstill and neighing before Treasure was moved in; Broederdorf said Willy was like that because he is not comfortable with the new environment and he missed his girlfriend. (Cassandra Alamilla/WUFT News)

 

Willy (left) looks into Treasure’s stall (right) through the small holes in the wall; Treasure is Willy’s girlfriend. Treasure is also pregnant and Jeff Broederdorf said he is “worried that she might stress out and lose her baby.” (Cassandra Alamilla/WUFT News)
Willy (left) looks into Treasure’s stall (right) through the small holes in the wall; Treasure is Willy’s girlfriend. Treasure, a 22-year old horse, is pregnant and Broederdorf said he is “worried that she might stress out and lose her baby.” (Cassandra Alamilla/WUFT News)

 

Denise Brown, a Green Cove Springs resident, moves her horse Gus from one stall to another stall. Brown has brought her five horses. (Cassandra Alamilla/WUFT News)
Denise Brown, a Green Cove Springs resident, gets ready to move her horse Gus from one stall to another stall. Brown has brought her five horses and is confident about her horses being in the pavilion. “I know how safe this barn is and whenever I saw they were opening up, we though it’d be safest to come here,” Brown said.  (Cassandra Alamilla/WUFT News)

 

Denise Brown moves Gus to another stall in the pavilion. Brown is grateful for the pavilion offering the stalls. “It takes a pile off my shoulders just to know that they’re going to be safe,” Brown said. (Cassandra Alamilla/WUFT News)
Denise Brown moves Gus to another stall in the pavilion. Brown is grateful for the pavilion offering the stalls to horse owners. “It takes a pile off my shoulders just to know that they’re going to be safe,” Brown said. (Cassandra Alamilla/WUFT News)

About Cassandra Alamilla

Cassandra Alamilla is a reporter for WUFT news. She can be reached at (786) 214-0237 or cassandraalamilla@gmail.com. Follow her on Twitter: @cassie_alamilla.

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