Hurricane Michael Horse Relief Fund

My name is Bess Darrow. I am a veterinarian in North Central Florida (Williston/Ocala). A large percentage of our clients live in the part of the state damaged by the hurricane. My veterinary clinic, Tune Ups Veterinary Equine Services, is organizing and sending volunteers into the areas of the Florida Panhandle affected by Hurricane Michael to assist with moving their horses and livestock to safe areas and to provide temporary housing for animals.
We will also be giving veterinary care as needed and assisting in repairing hurricane damage on horse farms.
We are in need of people to help with transporting horses and bringing in supplies such as feed, hay, water, shavings, fuel, generators, etc. , as well as providing stalls or pastures for displaced livestock. A bulk of the work will be moving debris and trees off of fence lines, barns and driveways.
Additionally, we have started to provide and set up tent canopies as temporary horse shelters for animals who have no barn or shelter. We are collecting and distributing donations of horse blankets and other items to those in need. As hay supplies in the hurricane area have completely dwindled, we are attempting to network with hay suppliers to deliver hay to the area, as this seems to be the number one need for the area.
Thank you all for your continued support!
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Bess Darrow 
Williston, FL
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