Edgewood horse ranch competes for ASPCA grant
April 29, 2019 06:42 AM
EDGEWOOD, N.M.— The New Mexico Horse Rescue at Walking-N-Circles Ranch is taking part in the “Help a Horse Home Challenge”.
It’s a national competition put on by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
Lauri Michael is a board member of Walking-N-Circles. She said ASPCA has a $150,000 grant that 170 different shelters, rescues and sanctuaries are competing for around the country.
The way it works is to adopt out as many horses as possible to help them find a forever home.
“Our goal is to beat the number of rescues we’ve had during this time period last year, which was 7,” said Michael. “So our hope is to at least double it, if not, successfully accomplish 20 adoptions.”
The deadline to reach their goal is the end of June.
Volunteers have been and will continue to train horses to prepare them to be adopted.
Adoption fees vary depending on the horse’s condition, training, and age.
Michael said there will be several adoption events before the deadline. The next adopt-a-thon is on May 18th. For information on adopting, donating or volunteering, click here.
Created: April 29, 2019 06:42 AM
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