Our Petfinder grant helped to fund operating expenses this summer. In just one month, we spent $1583.21 on facilities repairs and upkeep, vet bills, feed and supplements, so our Petfinder grant was a great help.
The grant helped to pay for the essentials that keep our horses healthy, sheltered, and well-nourished. Some of our horses are up for adoption and others are permanent residents.
On Aug. 16, we took in a horse seized by law enforcement because he was severely malnourished. He was standing in two feet of manure, the only horse left in the barn after an earlier seizure of 60 horses. His owner was planning to shoot him — a horse who had no name. Erin, our director, named him Rudy. He was so weak that he collapsed several times as he struggled to walk into our barn and spent the next few days under a vet’s care, with constant attention from our volunteers. While he still has a long way to go, he is making steady progress and we are optimistic about his recovery and future life. He has captivated the hearts of many who have been following his story on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/AGequine) and website (www.rescuehorses.org/rudy). Thank you for providing the funds that allowed us to take in Rudy and other horses in need.