With the disaster caused by Hurricane Harvey still fresh in their minds, Florida residents in Irma's path are bracing for the storm.
Local grocery stores are already out of bottled water and generators are hard to find no matter where you go. Those who aren't fleeing the state are preparing for the worst, and pet owners are making special efforts to ensure their animals stay safe.
While dogs and cats can cuddle with their humans as the entire family takes shelter, larger animals aren't as lucky. Horses are especially at risk for suffering from the storm simply because they're too big to transport and house easily. Barns won't stand up against Category 5 hurricane winds, so one Florida horse owner came up with a better solution. Taittyn Fischer from Okeechobee, Florida knew she couldn't leave her beloved horse outside during the storm.
Posted by Taittyn Fischer on Wednesday, September 6, 2017
The dedicated equestrian and barrel racer posted on Facebook about how she's going above and beyond to protect her horse. The video shows Taittyn leading her mare into her home where she set up a make-shift stable. She hung feed and water buckets on the wall and layered the tile floor with comfortable bedding.
The space is equipped with everything they'll need to weather Hurricane Irma, and Facebook has responded to her creative efforts. Her picture and video have been shared almost 13,000 times, and she's received over 1,700 comments. Most of the commenters are impressed with her hurricane preparation and are sharing the idea with fellow horse lovers.
When Hurricane Irma hits Florida this weekend, Taittyn will at least know her horse is safe by her side.
What do you think of how this equestrian is preparing for the storm? Let us know in the comments.
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