“Horse Aid Fund” Established by NYSHA
NYSHA is very grateful to the Rensselaer County Draft Animal Association’s members and their horses for teaming up with us to raise funds for care of abused horses which are rescued during cruelty investigations. On Friday, May 16th, a caravan of approximately 20 horse-drawn wagons, accompanied by 40-50 volunteers left West Hoosick, NY, and on Sunday, the 18th, arrived in Schodack, approximately 30 miles away. Two nights were spent camping along the route, giving the horses time for food and rest.The objective of the wagon ride was to raise awareness about the problem of cruelty to horses and the difficulty in housing them once removed from the abuser’s property, while awaiting the outcome of the case in the judicial system. Most SPCA’s and humane societies do not have facilities to house large animals and therefore, foster homes must be found. A tremendous financial burden is placed on those caring for the animals for sometimes many months. Horses rescued in the Capital Area last year alone have costs the individuals and shelters holding them in excess of $60,000.
A fund has been set up by NYSHA to assist those who are caring for these starved and neglected creatures. Tax-deductible contributions may be sent directly to “Horse Aid Fund” , c/o Marine Midland Bank, 782 Hoosick Road, Troy, NY 12180. Make check payable to “Horse Aid Fund” and attach a note with your name and address, which the bank will forward to the NYSHA office. Your contribution will be truly appreciated, and 100% of it will go toward the care of horses rescued from the hands of animal abusers.
New York State Humane Association Humane Review, Vol.XI, No.2, Summer 1997.