Horse rescue center in Golden Gate Estates recovering after Irma

GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla. Multiple horses are still trekking through water at a rescue center in Collier County.

All of the thoroughbred horses at the Track to Trail Horse Rescue on 3847 2nd Avenue Southeast remained on the property during Hurricane Irma.

“They did well. They had no scuffs. We were the ones traumatized worrying about them,” said Cynthia Gilbert, owner of Track to Trail Horse Rescue.

Gilbert also took in other horses that needed a place to stay during the storm.

Although all the horses survived the storm, the property sustained a bit of damage.

“The tin just kind of peeled off on that half of the building so it doesn’t provide them much shelter right now,” Gilbert said.

There’s an estimated $12,000 worth of damages at the rescue center, according to Gilbert.

The rescue center relies on donations to feed the horses, but most of their money is going toward tree removal and fixing damaged fences.

For more information on how to donate or adopt a horse, click here. 

Reporter:Michelle Kingston
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Writer:Katherine Viloria
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