Rescue Highlights Danger of 'Free Horse' Offers

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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