Bend, OR, June 21, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- 3 Sisters Equine Refuge Aims to Find Homes for Oregon Horses During ASPCA Help A Horse Day Contest.
3 Sisters Equine Refuge is participating in the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) national Help A Horse Day contest, which kicked off on April 26, competing for a chance to win some of the $110,000 available in grant prizes. The nationwide competition for rescues, shelters, animal control agencies and sanctuaries that adopt out equines is designed to raise awareness about the year-round lifesaving work they do to find homes for horses. As a participating group, 3 Sisters' goals align with the 2018 ASPCA’s National Help a Horse Day. The ASPCA event is focused on how to reach more potential adopters, and thereby enhance placement of adoptable equines in qualified homes.
Help a Horse Day is celebrated annually on April 26 – a date chosen for its significance in the ASPCA’s long history of horse protection. In 1866, ASPCA founder Henry Bergh stopped a cart driver from beating his horse, resulting in the first successful arrest for horse mistreatment on April 26 of that year. Now in its fifth year, Help a Horse Day has been a meaningful way for hundreds of equine rescues and sanctuaries to garner community support for their lifesaving work. Since 2014, the ASPCA has awarded equine groups more than $300,000 in grant funding through the Help a Horse Day contest.
Motivated by the results of ASPCA equine research suggesting there could be approximately 2.3 million adults in the U.S. with both the resources and desire to adopt a horse in need, Help a Horse Day 2018 is focused on finding more good homes for horses.
“The ASPCA Help A Horse Day contest is a wonderful opportunity for 3 Sisters to raise awareness about amazing adoptable horses in Central Oregon and place them in good homes,” said Cyndi Davis, President, 3 Sisters Equine Refuge. “Horses are majestic, loving animals, and we hope our local supporters will come out to learn more about equine adoption and help us win grant money so we can continue our lifesaving efforts for years to come,” said Cyndi Davis, President.
Join 3 Sisters Equine Refuge and meet their horses next weekend, June 29-30, 2018 at Oregon Rescue Challenge held at the beautiful Rim Rock Riders Event Center, Brassada Ranch. They recently adopted a formerly wild orphaned mustang filly; to see the impact of their adoptions and work please see this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSCjONaYJyc
For more information about 3 Sisters Equine Refuge please visit http://www.3sistersequine.com/aspca-help-a-horse/
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