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Help a Horse Day contest coming soon


A volunteer works with a rescued horse at Gerda’s Equine Rescue in Townshend.

WEST TOWNSHEND- Gerda’s Equine Rescue will be participating in the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals national Help a Horse Day contest, which kicks off on April 26, and is a competition for a chance to win some of the $110,000 available in grants.
This nationwide competition for rescues, shelters, animal control agencies, and sanctuaries is designed to raise awareness about the year-round lifesaving work they do to find homes for horses.
As a participating group, Gerda’s Equine Rescue will be hosting a series of events and clinics to raise awareness of horse rescue and adoption.
Gerda’s rescue also plans to kick off Help a Horse Day with a shipping scholarship fundraiser by hosting a free gelding and microchipping clinic this fall through a grant from the Unwanted Horse Coalition.  Funds raised for the shipping scholarship will be used to assist horse owners in financial need to pay for shipping to the free gelding clinic, and cover the cost of shipping seized horses, and shipping owner-surrendered horses to Gerda’s.
The goal is to raise $5,000 from April 26  through the end of May. To assist with the important need visit www.gerdasequinerecue.org to donate.

The Deerfield Valley News

797 VT Route 100 North
Wilmington, VT 05363

Phone: 802-464-3388
Fax: 802-464-7255

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