SACRAMENTO, CA (September 20, 2007) – United Animal Nations (UAN) today issued a $2,500 grant to Habitat for Horses in Hitchcock, Texas, to help the non-profit organization pay for urgent veterinary care for 27 neglected and starving horses.
Habitat for Horses took in the horses after the Galveston County Sheriff’s Department seized them from private property on September 12. The 18 stallions and 9 mares are extremely emaciated, and some of the horses had no fat on them at all, according to Jerry Finch, Founder and President of Habitat for Horses. One horse is too ill to be removed from veterinary care and several of the nine mares are believed to be pregnant. However, Finch said the horses are already putting on weight and he expects them to make a full recovery.
“The grant from United Animal Nations will help us pay for the care these horses need to survive,” Finch said “Without their support, I don’t know how we would give these horses the treatment and care they need.”
“We are grateful to Habitat for Horses for helping these horses overcome the neglect they have suffered,” said UAN President and CEO Nicole Forsyth. “We’re happy to offer them financial assistance to pay for the urgent veterinary care these horses need to regain their good health.”
Anyone interested in adopting one of the rescued horses once they are nursed back to health can visit www.habitatforhorses.org.
Law enforcement officials seized these horses and 25 others from private property, where the were literally starving to death. One horse is still too sick to be released from vet care, but the rest are recovering at Habitat for Horses in Hitchcock, Texas.
UAN’s LifeLine Crisis Relief Grants for Organizations are intended to help non-profit organizations that are coping with an emergency involving a group of animals.
MEDIA CONTACT: Alexis Raymond, (916) 429-2457.
Founded in 1987, United Animal Nations (UAN) is the nation’s leading provider of emergency animal sheltering
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