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Celebrate ASPCA Help A Horse Day
Pennsylvania Equine Rescue & Retirement Foundation (PERRF)

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Community support needed for chance to win up to $25,000 ASPCA grant to help save more horses

PERRF will be celebrating the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) national Help A Horse Day on April 21-26 and competing for a chance to win up to $25,000 in grant prizes to assist with their efforts to protect horses. To celebrate the day, PERRF will be hosting a Painting with a Twist (Wexford, PA) fundraiser on April 26th from 7pm-9pm.

This nationwide competition is for equine rescues and sanctuaries to raise awareness about the lifesaving work they do year-round to care for at-risk horses in their community who have often been abused or neglected. Horses have been central to the ASPCA’s work since its founding 150 years ago, when Henry Bergh stopped a cart driver from beating his horse, resulting in the first successful arrest for the mistreatment of a horse on April 26, 1866.

“The ASPCA Help A Horse Day contest is a wonderful opportunity for our team to help spread awareness about the at-risk horses in our community who are in need of loving homes,” said Kim Cannon, Founding Director of the PERRF. “Horses are majestic, loving animals, and we hope our local supporters will join us at Painting with a Twist to help us win a $25,000 grant so we can continue our lifesaving efforts for years to come.”

The rescue program is at the heart of PERRF’s work. Incoming horses with unknown backgrounds are quarantined. Horses are obtained from auctions, kill lots, animal control impound, abandonment cases, and owner surrender. The focus is on abused and neglected horses with emphasis on those bound for slaughter. PERRF primarily rescues animals with “special needs”. Many suffer from blindness, neurological disorders, cancer, Cushing’s disease and arthritis. PERRF is a leader in the rescue community and support other equine rescues by either taking in their elderly horses or assisting with their financial obligations.

If you would like more information about how you can get involved with PERRF through sponsorships, donations or volunteerism, please visit www.perrf.org

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