The Issue: Horses in Need
Sky, Prince, and Dakota are lucky. After suffering in less-than-ideal living conditions, these three beautiful horses were rescued by Triple R Horse Rescue. The shelter provides the animals with medical care, food, and attention, all with the aim of finding them permanent, loving homes. Unfortunately, the need for such rescue organizations is great. More than 100,000 unwanted horses are born in the U.S. per year, according to a 2010 report from the Journal of Animal Science.
The Campaign: Providing Horses in Need with Nutritious Food
All donations to this Groupon Grassroots campaign will be used by Triple R Horse Rescue to care for horses in need. For every $600 raised, the organization can purchase enough food to feed four horses for one month. Not only will the funds ensure that the horses receive a healthful diet, they will free up resources for other services such as veterinary care.
Triple R Horse Rescue
The volunteers at Triple R Horse Rescue practice their own version of the Three Rs—Rescue, Rehabilitate, and Rehome. Twice each day, these committed individuals arrive at Rockaway Hills Ranch in Cave Creek to feed, bathe, and groom the 15 horses that live at the shelter at any one time. They also provide the horses with medical care and basic attention in preparation for finding them permanent, loving homes. In 2013, the organization was awarded “Approved Shelter” status by Adopt-a-Pet.com in recognition of its efforts in the rescued equine community.
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