In April, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) held a celebration to raise awareness—Help a Horse Day. Rescues and sanctuaries across the nation hosted events to showcase the work they do and show the community how they can help.
Help a Horse Day exceeded expectations with 187 participating organizations, 107 applications, and over 40 states holding events between April 22–26. Over $1 million was donated by over 33,000 generous people.
Rescues and organizations held events to attract donors, volunteers and support. Movie screenings, book signings, award ceremonies, wine tastings and open houses were a few of the events. Some held clinics, seminars, fairs and festivals to attract families. Organizations across the country used Help a Horse Day to spread the word about equine abuse. The ASPCA awarded five $5,000 prizes, five $10,000 prizes, and a grand prize of $25,000. Local rescue Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary was awarded the grand prize.
You can help by shopping at Gulliver & Friends Boutique. The boutique’s inventory is donated, so you not only help the horses, but you help the environment! All proceeds go right to Equine Voices to help support and care for rescued equine...plus one goat!
Gulliver & Friends is set to open in September. The boutique is located across the street from Wisdom’s Restaurant in Tumacacori, 1932 E. Frontage Rd. If you’d like to find out more about Equine Voices and how you can support their cause, visit www.equinevoices.org. Remember, horses do not have a voice, so you can speak for them!