Maintaining our Horses through the Hard Times
SAFER North Counties Horse Rescue, a non-profit organization dedicated to re-homing displaced horses and educating the public concerning horse welfare, manages a Hay Assistance Program in Lake and Mendocino Counties. This program offers temporary assistance to horse owners who find themselves in a financial crisis, unable to provide adequate feed for their horses. The drought has left pastures bare and the cost of hay continues to skyrocket. Horse owners are finding it increasingly difficult to hang on to the family horses. With few viable options, these horses often end up at the auction yard and are then sent to Mexico slaughterhouses. Many local family horses may be lost forever. The Hay Assistance Program, currently funded by an ASPCA Grant can help a family through hard times. Guidelines and Application Forms for the Hay Assistance Program can be found on the home page www.saferhorse.com.