The first wave of outside assistance has reached Karachi Race Course in Pakistan. On July 1, the Associated Press reported 250 abandoned horses were at the racetrack and had not moved since it closed in March. Many of them were not being cared for at all. On July 9 a veterinarian from a branch of Brooke Hospital arrived at the racetrack to supply aid.
More than 50 horses have already died since the track in Karachi, Pakistan, was closed in March over a dispute with the government about licensing fees. Out of more than 600 horses that were housed on the sprawling 250 acres of the Karachi Race Club, most have been taken to other tracks around Pakistan, but 250 have been abandoned by their owners and remain without food or care.
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