Dozens of wild horses found dead amid Southwest drought

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Dozens of wild horses found dead amid Southwest drought

Animals were used to finding water in stock ponds
Dozens of horse carcasses lie in a dry watering hole now surrounded by a barbed wire fence near Cameron, Ariz.
Erin Hisrich, owner of Aspen Veterinary Clinic in Flagstaff, Ariz., attempts on Thursday to bottle feed a foal that nearly died from dehydration.
Skeletal remains of animals are in a ravine adjacent to a watering hole where dozens of horses were discovered dead near Cameron, Ariz., last week. A couple of miles off the highway through northern Arizona is one of the most stark examples of the toll drought has taken on the region: more than 100 dead horses surrounding by cracked dirt, swirling dust and a ribbon of water that couldn’t quench their thirst. Officials on the Navajo Nation are working to cover the site with lime to help the animals decompose and keep away scavengers.
Charlie Smith Jr. stands near the site where dozens of horses were found dead near Cameron, Ariz. A couple of miles off the highway through northern Arizona is one of the most stark examples of the toll drought has taken on the region: more than 100 dead horses surrounding by cracked dirt, swirling dust and a ribbon of water that couldn’t quench their thirst. Officials on the Navajo Nation are working to cover the site with lime to help the animals decompose and keep away scavengers.
Erin Hisrich, owner of Aspen Veterinary Clinic in Flagstaff, Ariz., plays Thursday with a foal that nearly died from dehydration.
Harland Cleveland of the Navajo Nation Department of Emergency Management talks Thursday about efforts to bury dozens of horses that died after becoming trapped in a muddy watering hole near Cameron, Ariz.
Dozens of horse carcasses lying in a dry watering near Cameron, Ariz., on Thursday. A couple of miles off the highway through northern Arizona is one of the most stark examples of the toll drought has taken on the region: more than 100 dead horses surrounding by cracked dirt, swirling dust and a ribbon of water that couldn’t quench their thirst. Officials on the Navajo Nation are working to cover the site with lime to help the animals decompose and keep away scavengers.
Scores of dead horses are shown in a dried up stock pond on Navajo tribal land near Cameron, Ariz., on May 1. A couple of miles off the highway through northern Arizona is one of the most stark examples of the toll drought has taken on the region: more than 100 dead horses surrounding by cracked dirt, swirling dust and a ribbon of water that couldn’t quench their thirst. Officials on the Navajo Nation are working to cover the site with lime to help the animals decompose and keep away scavengers.

Dozens of wild horses found dead amid Southwest drought

Dozens of horse carcasses lie in a dry watering hole now surrounded by a barbed wire fence near Cameron, Ariz.
Erin Hisrich, owner of Aspen Veterinary Clinic in Flagstaff, Ariz., attempts on Thursday to bottle feed a foal that nearly died from dehydration.
Skeletal remains of animals are in a ravine adjacent to a watering hole where dozens of horses were discovered dead near Cameron, Ariz., last week. A couple of miles off the highway through northern Arizona is one of the most stark examples of the toll drought has taken on the region: more than 100 dead horses surrounding by cracked dirt, swirling dust and a ribbon of water that couldn’t quench their thirst. Officials on the Navajo Nation are working to cover the site with lime to help the animals decompose and keep away scavengers.
Charlie Smith Jr. stands near the site where dozens of horses were found dead near Cameron, Ariz. A couple of miles off the highway through northern Arizona is one of the most stark examples of the toll drought has taken on the region: more than 100 dead horses surrounding by cracked dirt, swirling dust and a ribbon of water that couldn’t quench their thirst. Officials on the Navajo Nation are working to cover the site with lime to help the animals decompose and keep away scavengers.
Erin Hisrich, owner of Aspen Veterinary Clinic in Flagstaff, Ariz., plays Thursday with a foal that nearly died from dehydration.
Harland Cleveland of the Navajo Nation Department of Emergency Management talks Thursday about efforts to bury dozens of horses that died after becoming trapped in a muddy watering hole near Cameron, Ariz.
Dozens of horse carcasses lying in a dry watering near Cameron, Ariz., on Thursday. A couple of miles off the highway through northern Arizona is one of the most stark examples of the toll drought has taken on the region: more than 100 dead horses surrounding by cracked dirt, swirling dust and a ribbon of water that couldn’t quench their thirst. Officials on the Navajo Nation are working to cover the site with lime to help the animals decompose and keep away scavengers.
Scores of dead horses are shown in a dried up stock pond on Navajo tribal land near Cameron, Ariz., on May 1. A couple of miles off the highway through northern Arizona is one of the most stark examples of the toll drought has taken on the region: more than 100 dead horses surrounding by cracked dirt, swirling dust and a ribbon of water that couldn’t quench their thirst. Officials on the Navajo Nation are working to cover the site with lime to help the animals decompose and keep away scavengers.
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