With Your Help We Can Make It Happen!
You’ve heard from us, and possibly others—Tuesday November 28th is #GivingTuesday—a day to celebrate the power of collective generosity.
And thanks to the E.L. & Thelma Gaylord Foundation Matching Grant all contributions will benefit so that we can save more horses, keep our program running and place deserving horses into good horses into the new year.
So, today isn’t the only day to give, but it sure is a good one!
The volunteers and horses are asking for your support. We are reaching out before this special Tuesday to make sure we get our message out as it is that important to our program. Our year end funding campaign helps us set up for the next year in 2024. This will be our 19th year of operation and we want to keep our successes rolling forward.
Last year generous supporters like you raised over $125,000 for our year end fundraising to help us rescue, care for and groom horses ready for placement to new homes. On average the rescue's all-in cost per horse is between $5000 and $6000. We purchase each horse at auction or through a broker and then provide 30 day quarantine. The cost per horse for slaughter bound horses has nearly tripled over the last decade from say $500 to $1500. Then we provide a stall with day care for minimum 3-6 months on average, add vet care, farrier, teeth float, grooming, and training and exercise management until adopted. We have 35-45 horses at our facility at any one time so you can do the math to know what our operating budget is like. There are too many good stories and case examples to share but it is certainly more than sufficient to keep us determined to continue our work to help these horses.
Will you join us once again for the horses?
Can they count on you?
Mark and Nealia McCracken - Officers
Cheri Vaillancour, Kathy Stewart, Laura Scott, Owen Weaver, Sharon E White, - Board
Anne Guillory - Attorney
Kent Pleasants - Accountant
Saddlebred Rescue Inc.
6 Meadow Cliff Lane Hardwick, NJ 07825.