Our spring events and moving forward
Well folks, it’s the perfect storm.
In the past 3 weeks, we’ve been contacted about three separate cases of neglect involving multiple horses. These situations will likely involve several area rescues as they unfold.
Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have also had to make adjustments to our scheduled spring fundraising season that would have helped in covering the costs of these intakes. Now we are in the position of knowing we have three to 5 horses coming that will need months of feeding, farrier care, basic veterinary care, and rehabilitation/training, without a spring of activities to help fund us – in addition to the constant needs of our current herd.
We also know that in times of financial hardship, families decide that having horses is not something that they can continue. While we have not accepted owner surrenders for a couple of years, we are serious about providing the resources needed to find new homes, including Facebook, classified ads, and sharing information in our eblasts. We are committed to helping our communities in need and will continue to provide resources and guidance to owners who need assistance.
If rescue speaks to your heart, now would be a great time to get involved. Of course, financial donations are needed now more than ever. Care sponsors – for our sanctuary horses and for our adoptable companion horses are also needed; monthly care ranges from $100 to $250, depending on the horse and his or her needs. Foster homes are also always needed; the number of foster homes partially dictates the number of animals we can help. Some fosters choose to partially cover the care of their foster animals, but this is not a requirement for involvement.
There are numerous other ways to help, from purchasing a shirt, to buying a bag of feed or bale of hay, to choosing us when you shop Amazon or Kroger. Information about all these options is here.
We hope that you will stay safe and healthy during this time.