This Inspiring Non-Profit Saves Abandoned Horses That Roam West Virginia’s Remote Coalfields

Scattered around the country are populations of wild horses. Some are famous – the wild mustangs out west and the Chincoteague ponies on the Virginia coast. But believe it or not, West Virginia has a few wild horse herds of her own, and thanks to the work of the organization Heart of Phoenix, these horses are getting the care and attention they deserve.

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To learn more about how you can help (and see more pictures of recently rescued ponies), visit Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue on Facebook.

And if you’ve been encouraged to learn of the efforts of Heart of Phoenix in our area, you’ll also be interested to learn about the work of PIGS animal sanctuary.

Address: Lesage, WV 25537, USA