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Woman survives Arizona crash with animals she rescued

Posted at 8:21 PM, Oct 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-31 23:31:38-04

For the past 2 years, former heavy weight champion Suzi Taylor has taken her fight outside the ring.

"Now my battle is for the horses," Taylor said.

Once a month, Taylor travels from California to Texas to save horses and donkeys from kill shelters.
In the past 2 years, she has saved and helped rehouse close to 800 animals.

Last Monday, while she was transporting 9 animals, which included 3 donkeys and 6 horses, she said she was rear-ended on Interstate 40 in Arizona by a speeding semi-truck that was carrying a heavy load.

"He went 10 feet into my trailer and killed one donkey and a horse," Taylor said.

The seven who survived are being cared for and housed at two veterinarian clinics in Kingman, Arizona near the crash site.

Despite having 3 broken ribs a concussion and a broken heart, Taylor's latest challenge is paying for the mounting vet bills and getting transportation so that she can get the surviving animals to their homes.

A GoFundMe has been set up to help with $10,000 worth of vet bills and to help Taylor get transportation to get the animals home.

She says she has 20 more rescue animals that are still in Texas. Taylor said she needs to go back and transport to their homes as well.