Rescue Sanctuary needs your help
Rivers Edge Horse Rescue is a safe haven to many different animals, including senior horses along with aged goats, cats, and rabbits .
Hurricane Irene left us with major damage and flooding! The flooding is long past, but we still have a lot to do to get things back to the way they were. The soil and footing in our arena all washed away. Some of the fencing around our fields still needs to be replaced. Most of our pastures produce only weeds now - until they were flooded those fields produced beautiful, lush grass that fed the horses. With this gone, we have to resort to bringing in hay for them. We still get flooded in some areas with just a heavy rainfall!
Three of our beloved horses, Droopy, Baby Girl, and Rolo, have Cushing's Disease; their medication is very expensive!
We need your help to continue! Our Rescue stands a chance of closing if funds can not be raised.
Please help the sanctuary horses live out the remainder of their lives in the home they know and love, with peace, security, safety, and serenity and the promise of full and happy years to come.
How the funds will be used:
We use approximately 120 bales of hay per week; we especially need Winter Hay for the months of December 2015 to June 2016 --- that is 3,360 bales of Winter Hay needed for 7 months at $3,120 per month, a total of $21,840
Grain for the horses costs approximately $420.00 a week. We care for older horses, several of whom are on medication and need grain in their diets. Cost per year $22,000
Medical supplies for our horses with special needs:
approximately $4,800 for the year.
Farrier care every six weeks for all of our rescues - $1,050 per visit, nearly $9,000 every year.
Wormer for the horses - about $4,000 per year.
Dental and general medical care, including vaccinations and physical exams - $9,000
Phone, fuel , supplies . - $3,000
TOTAL ---- $71,240
Remaing funds will be used for what is needed for the rescues and for repairs and unexpected bills.
Anything you can do to help River's Edge to remain open would be greatly appreciated
Find us on facebook, or go to our website, riversedgehorserescueandsanctuary.org.
We thank you,
Diane and the Horses
Thank you .
This place is amazing and could do so much good. I only hope the donations exceed this because So much more could be done to improve and make it easier to share the experience of REHR and so more people could learn from being with the horses, goats cats visting and volunteering. I hope they are able to obtain more funds than their energy day expenses so they can do that.
The horses at River's Edge are enjoying health and happiness in the tranquil pastures of a beautiful farm. They are continually monitored for health needs which are addressed immediately. The horses are cared for every day by Diane and the volunteers who give their all to ensure that the rescue continues to be a safe, clean, and natural environment for the rescues that call River's Edge their home. Donations from friends are what keep this rescue going.
This sanctuary is an awesome. This is their home where they feel safe and loved. So we all need to help keep it way. Please make a small donation.
Great place, the animals are all well cared for. Fat happy horses!!!!!!
There are also basic daily needs such as hoof conditioner bathing supplies , vitamin suppliments, fly masks , as well as brushes and combs and salt blocks and all the other everyday needs. These all add up to a costly expense yearly.
and TOYS! You forgot to mention TOYS for Christmas! Since horses only sleep FOUR hours a day, that leaves TWENTY HOURS a day for them to get bored during Bad Weather when they are stuck in their stalls because you don't have any run-in shelters! There are tons of anti-boredom toys for horses!!! You also forgot to mention that donations are tax deductible and some companies still offer matching donations! So, Please Ask at work... You also should mention that you have an open door policy and Tours are always available.!! :)
You forgot to mention you are a registered 501c3 non profit organization and that you desperately need clean fill dirt (to replace what the hurricanes washed away) and run-in shelters, winter blankets and stall shavings for the horses to survive the harsh winter storms!!! :(