Sparks, NV, May 06, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Babette "Babs" Clough, President and Executive Director of Horse Rescue Haven, Sparks, Nevada, said, "Horse Rescue Haven is proud to announce today the IRS has approved our non-profit organization as a federally-approved 501c3 charity. This enables Horse Rescue Haven to attract and use tax deductible personal and company contributions to support our various educational and horse rescue activities, which serve Northern Nevada. Each day, we make a significant contribution to lives of many domestic horses that otherwise would face neglect, abuse, abandonment, starvation and potential death. We also have launched a national campaign to educate potential new horse owners about the total cost of caring for a horse, compared to other animals (such as a bird, rabbit, cat and three sizes of dogs), so they will consider a less-costly animal, if they discover a horse is beyond their budget. Obviously, we would rather prevent horses from becoming neglected and abused, rather than simply caring for those that face these harmful difficulties! We are also working on a horse donation and adoption program, that will help funnel horses that are not wanted, or cannot be afforded by their current owner, to help them find them new homes, where they will be loved and properly cared for by suitable new owners."
Mrs. Clough explained, “We operate entirely with volunteer labor and take measures to insure our funds are used as economically as possible, while maintaining high quality standards for all of our horses. Since our founding, two disabled senior citizens have provided the majority of our funding, to allow us the time required to obtain our 501c3 approval, but unfortunately, they cannot continue this level of funding, so we urgently need others to lend a hand with their financial donations and/or contributions of hay, grain, supplies, expertise and volunteer labor. I am confident there are many individuals and companies who would be pleased to offer us their support, once they understand how we are helping these magnificent horses. Without our assistance, they would have faced starvation, injury and even death! However, what we have accomplished so far, is only the beginning, since the need is so very great. Our economy has placed horses, and their owners, in a very difficult situation. The cost of caring for a horse has never been so costly. Hay is at an all time high, and continues to increase monthly. Many owners face a reduction in pay or work-hours. Others face layoffs, foreclosures and even bankruptcy. As such, our activities are very meaningful and fulfill a significant community need. After all, horses cannot provide for themselves. When their owners do not or cannot care for them...their fate is sealed!" Our preventative programs and emergency-intervention activities have made a very significant difference in the lives of countless horses."
Since Horse Rescue Haven was established July 2010, it has cared for numerous horses at their horse rescue facility, and through their Internet sites, HorseRescueHaven.com and HorsesAdoptedOrGivenAway.Info that outline their critical horse rescue, educational and preventive activities.
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