ASPCA Awards More Than $100K to Help a Horse Day Contest Winners
Twelve equine rescues receive grants in recognition of outstanding efforts to protect horses and Equine WellBeing Rescue wins $10,000.
We could not be more surprised and feeling very blessed. Our "Spring Cleaning at Peyton's Place", on April 22nd of this year was a great success for the rescue in addition to getting a lot of big projects completed, we met wonderful new friends, shared the horses, donkeys and minis with everyone and let the local community learn more about us.
Who would have thought our rescue in the small town of Snowflake would rate such national attention from such a well known organization and to win a prize on top of that.
After the intense nursing care for the mini donkeys with pneumonia these last 3 weeks this could not have come at a better time AND the mini donkeys are well on the mend so we feel doubly blessed.
We can't thank everyone involved with the event enough for all that was accomplished that day and we are looking forward to having everyone out to the rescue again soon. Special thanks to our sponsors Beth Williams, Realty Executives - White Mountains and Bullseye Construction, both of Show Low and Linda Gayle Photography whose photos of our day are in the video released by the ASPCA. Click this link "ASPCA Help A Horse Day video announcing the winners" and you will see Peyten hand painting Gwen in the barn and Fran with her daughter, Christine, grooming Missy in the barn.
ASPCA said, "More than 20,000 community members came out to support the 173 groups holding celebrations across 38 states in April, and winners were selected based on the creativity of their events, as well as their success engaging their local communities." Though we submitted our paperwork, we didn't really expect to win against some of the big rescues nationwide that participated and to win $10,000.....I am still in shock.
Heartfelt thanks to the ASPCA for recognizing huge efforts by a small rescue and congratulations to all the other rescues who participated in this nationwide event.
Winning groups include:
$25,000 Grand Prize Winner: TheraPony, Ramona, Calf.
$10,000 Prize Winners:
Equine Wellbeing Rescue, Inc., Snowflake, Ariz.
Freedom Hill Horse Rescue, Owings, Md.
Rancho Tierra Madre Corp, Cave Creek, Ariz.
RVR Horse Rescue, Riverview, Fla.
The Pegasus Project, Murchison, TX
$5,000 Prize Winners:
Days End Farm Horse Rescue Inc., Woodbine, Md.
Drifters Hearts of Hope, Franktown, Colo.
Mountain Valley Horse Rescue, McCoy, Colo.
Phoenix Rising Equine Rescue & Rehabilitation, Clarence, N.Y.
Save A Forgotten Equine, Woodinville, Wash.
Serenity Farm Equine Sanctuary, Louisa, Va.
Peyton thanks everyone too!
Oh, I am so excited I am almost speechless.......almost!