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Pasco woman helps horses, needs community help

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PASCO, Wash. --  A woman who dedicated her entire life to helping people and animals needs some help.  Linda Christiano has been a registered nurse for more than 30 years, but last summer she broke her back, forcing her to quit her job.

Linda runs Spot-O-Faith Farm out of her Pasco home, where she boards, and takes in horses.  Right now she has eight horses and five of them are injured or sick.

"Until recently I wasn't even able to lift a bucket to carry grain," says Linda of her injuries.

"Abused horses, rescued horses, horses that would normally be put to slaughter, Linda rescues them," explains Karen Nicksich a holistic animal healer who volunteers her time with Linda's injured animals.  Linda's injury has also put a financial strain on the farm.  "My husband works two jobs and a third one here at home to help with the animals. it's expensive," says Christiano, " but he knew he would be getting all these animals when he married me, because it's what I love."

Right before the injury, the Christianos were in the process of completing their barn which currently has one stall and is not closed off to the winter elements.  Because of limited space, she cannot take in any more animals that need help.

Linda would love for someone to help her complete the barn.  If you are interested in helping her, click here.