Non-profit needs foster, permanent homes for impounded horses
Vancouver, WA – Clark County Executive Horse Council’s Adopt-A-Horse program is looking for foster homes and permanent homes for horses impounded by Clark County Animal Control officers because of cruelty or neglect.
The Adopt-A-Horse nonprofit, started in 2007, provides foster homes where horses can recover while volunteers look for appropriate, permanent adoptive homes. In 2008, the program was able to place 32 horses. This year, the number dropped to 12 because fewer homes were available, said Paul Scarpelli of Animal Control. Winter and spring are especially troublesome because natural shelter and feed are reduced.
Ripley’s Horse Aid Foundation helps foster families with vouchers for feed, farrier services and gelding. The Executive Horse Council provides financial assistance for on-going care until a horse is adopted. Animal Control pays investigation costs, including veterinary bills, Scarpelli said.
For information about the horse council, go to www.ccehc.org. For more information about being an Adopt-A-Horse foster or adoptive family, contact Pat Brown at Ptsy45.@aol.com, Darcie Canoy at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lori Harris at
The nonprofit is raising money for equine care by selling artificial wreaths and a 2012 calendar showcasing horses that need to be adopted. Costs are $25 for a wreath and $12 for a calendar.
Financial donations to Adopt-A-Horse, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, are tax deductible.
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