Rescue Highlights Danger of 'Free Horse' Offers

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Dennis Rutherford of Elma, Wash., had the best of intentions when he offered his pair of retired Thoroughbred racehorses free to good homes on a popular giveaway Web site. Now he's warning other horse owners it's dangerous to offer something for nothing.

"People should never offer a horse free of charge," said Rutherford, a soldier whose horses needed new homes before his deployment to

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