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Days End Farm Horse Rescue: Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant Report

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Funds are being used to market Daphne as a horse available for adoption. Once an adopter is found, the funds will be used to cover Daphne's adoption fee ($100), transportation, and food for up to one year from her adoption date.

This grant is helping get the word out about senior horses like Daphne who are available for adoption.

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Daphne arrived at DEFHR in 2013 from Howard County, MD. She was with us for eight months before being adopted. She would still be with her owner if her owner hadn’t died this year. DEFHR’s policy is to welcome back rescue horses when the adopter can no longer care for them. Daphne is currently over 30 years old and needs two to three feedings a day (Triple Crown Senior) to maintain her health. She also has issues with her feet which will require extra farrier attention, and has no teeth, which means she will need two dental visits each year as opposed to one, and the additional cost of grain in the winter.

From her Petfinder profile: “Daphne is one sweet, older mare (15.2 HH) looking for her new forever home. Daphne is being offered as a companion only through the Guardian Program at Days End. ‘I am an older, sweet mare looking for a new home since my previous adopter passed away. It is a sad time for me, but I love all my new friends at Days End Farm. I am looking for a new family to love me, groom me and laugh and my really droopy bottom lip! No ladies, I haven’t have any work done — this is all-natural. I have great ground manners and love people.” Meet Daphne here.

Once an adopter is found, Daphne will be moved to her forever home thanks to this grant, thus freeing up a spot for another rescue horse in need.

Update from Facebook, Jan. 2, 2020: “We closed out 2019 with one last (and very special) adoption! Congratulations to our oldest resident, Daphne, and her adopter on starting 2020 off together [third photo]! We would like to thank the Petfinder Foundation for including Daphne in their Senior Adoption Grant and covering her adoption fee, food and medications. Daphne will join other DEFHR Alumni and live a life of ease, congrats to all!”

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