REUTERS/Tomas Cuesta Acquire Licensing RightsBUENOS AIRES, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Lorena Melantoni dedicates her weekends running a sanctuary for abused and abandoned horses, an issue in the South American nation known for its polo and stallion-riding gauchos.
"I am an option for these old horses, ones with disabilities, amputated horses, or one-eyed horses that nobody wants to take for adoption," Melantoni told Reuters.
Located in Buenos Aires province, the "Let's Dream of Hope" refuge provides a place for horses that have no other home, she explained, adding that many had suffered terrible cruelty.
And then, I can leave calm and happy and I say: that's it, that made my week."
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