Assateague Island horses losing home

@KristenH (24102)
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
July 26, 2016 12:20pm CST
Last week, I shared with you a heart-warming dog rescue story about the Throwaway Dog Project from the weekend edition of NBC Nightly News. (Yes I do have a story idea for Nano this year. ) Now I have another animal interest story segment from this weekend's Nightly News. This one is heart-breaking to hear about the Assateague Island horses will be losing their island homes, due to rising tides. They might have to seek shelter elsewhere. I've enclosed the clip for you to watch and let me know what your thoughts about this story. (Let me know if this works and loads for you.)
One of America's most beautiful natural attractions, home to a beloved herd of historic animals, is under threat from mother nature itself.
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@velvet53 (16623)
• Palisade, Colorado
26 Jul 16
That is so sad. I pray they find a place for them soon.
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@KristenH (24102)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
26 Jul 16
I agree. Me too.
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@velvet53 (16623)
• Palisade, Colorado
26 Jul 16
@KristenH Please keep me informed on any others that you find.
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@KristenH (24102)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
26 Jul 16
@velvet53 Sure. If I find any news stories like this one and the one on dog rescue, I will.
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@jaboUK (54010)
• United Kingdom
26 Jul 16
I hope they manage to save them, and relocate them if necessary.
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@KristenH (24102)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
26 Jul 16
Me too Jabo. This is so sad.
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@just4him (117470)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Jul 16
I'm sure it's a good story. I tried twice but all I got was the commercial and then nothing.
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@KristenH (24102)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
27 Jul 16
That's weird. There should be no commercials in that clip.
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@just4him (117470)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Jul 16
@KristenH There was. I generally expect commercials from all sites like that. I was just bummed the video wouldn't play for me.
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@KristenH (24102)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
28 Jul 16
@just4him That's odd. There shouldn't be any in that clip. How weird.
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@kevin1877uk (36976)
30 Jul 16
So sad, I hope something can be done. I hope you get to know that they are saved.and rehomed soon.
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@KristenH (24102)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
31 Jul 16
Me too Kevin. I'll keep everyone posted as soon as I have an update.
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@kevin1877uk (36976)
31 Jul 16
@KristenH I hope you get to know what happens to them.
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@KristenH (24102)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
31 Jul 16
@kevin1877uk Me too on the news.
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• United States
27 Jul 16
'n the danged thingy'll not load fer me :( so, i reckon i'll refrain from my thoughts. like many'f our wild horses, mankind's done a huge disservice to 'n i hope there's a solution which don't result'n their demise.
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@KristenH (24102)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
27 Jul 16
Darn. Let me try it again.
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• United States
27 Jul 16
@KristenH i tried 'gain fer o'er 10 minutes'n it'll still not load. i reckon nbc news'n my country bumpkin net jest aint gonna get 'long :( thanks fer tryin' though!
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@KristenH (24102)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
27 Jul 16
@crazyhorseladycx Darn it. At least I tried. So weird.
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@horsesrule (1960)
• United States
6 Aug
I hope they found a safe place for them since then.
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@KristenH (24102)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
6 Aug
Me too. But I haven't heard much about the story since it was first reported last summer.
@IreneVincent (16025)
• United States
27 Sep 16
I have seen the Assateague Island Horses. We took the grandchildren down there for a week-end to see the annual event and watched the horses come across the water. We had a long wait that day because of the tide. It was a very hot day and I had to seek shade. Finally, the water was low enough for the horses to come across the water. Then, there was a parade and other activities. We also enjoyed a delicious seafood restaurant. We had been told that the mosquitoes were going to be really bad and we prepared for that, but didn't see a single mosquito, which we were told was VERY unusual. It was an interesting weekend and the children enjoyed it but I will NEVER feel the need to go again.
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@KristenH (24102)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
27 Sep 16
I'm so glad you got to see them when you did. I haven't heard anything new on the news since I posted it here though. I would love to go there someday.
@PainsOnSlate (20254)
• Canada
3 Aug 16
That was very interesting, I had no idea there were so many horses. I hope they find a safe and healthy answer to the problem, we know there will not be an answer to global warming and rising seas.
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@KristenH (24102)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
3 Aug 16
I'm with you there.
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@acelawrites (11001)
• Philippines
28 Jul 16
Quite saddening, the horses might lose their home/playground due to nature's wrath. Hope the authorities can relocate them when there are high tides.
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@KristenH (24102)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
28 Jul 16
Yeah it's a bit sad to hear too. I'm with you.
@jstory07 (67208)
• Roseburg, Oregon
27 Jul 16
That is really sad. i hope those horses will have a new home found for them.
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@KristenH (24102)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
27 Jul 16
I agree.
@sallypup (27149)
• Moses Lake, Washington
26 Jul 16
Oh weirdness. I loved the Margurite Henry book about those ponies when I was a kid.
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@KristenH (24102)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
26 Jul 16
Aww memories.
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
26 Jul 16
I think there is a kids story either about those horses or a similar island, I hope they can save it!
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@KristenH (24102)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
26 Jul 16
I think so. I did research on the island for a novel a decade ago. Me too!
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@Corbin5 (106704)
• United States
26 Jul 16
A heartbreaking story indeed. Hopefully a new home will be found for these beautiful creatures.
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@KristenH (24102)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
26 Jul 16
Me too. Maybe on another island.
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