A Very Special Horse Eventby Lourie Zipf on Mar. 15, 2012, under Uncategorized
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Carol Grubb, event coordinator Telephone: 520-749-4026 Cell phone: 520-405-6054 Headmare0@yahoo.com Website: www.equinevoices.org
EQUINE VOICES RESCUE & SANCTUARY Hosts 8th ANNUAL BENEFIT:
As hay prices soar and the recession grinds on, this spring’s annual Benefit for Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary has become more critical than ever to stem the suffering of abandoned, neglected and slaughter-bound horses in this country.
WHAT: The 8th Annual Benefit for Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary – “A Very Special Horse Event…Building a Community of Compassion”
WHEN: Saturday, March 31, 2012, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, 3882 E. River Rd., Tucson AZ
WHY: A bad economy and skyrocketing feed costs have triggered a huge increase in requests from horse owners and law enforcement for assistance. All funds raised at this event go directly to the rescue, rehabilitation and recovery of horses in desperate need. Founded in 2004, Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization formed to save from slaughter mares and foals used to manufacture the hormone replacement drug Premarin. Equine Voices also works with law enforcement agencies to rescue horses that have been abused, abandoned, and starved, as well as those broken down when used to transport heavy loads of illegal drugs across the border. All of those demands – for shelter, medical care and feed – have become overwhelming during a struggling economy. Equine Voices Sanctuary, located near Amado, is now home to 48.rescued horses, while 18 mares still reside in Canada. Since 2004, a total of 458 horses have been rescued, and 385 adopted to new homes.
At the March 31 event: Jennifer Waddell, VIP guest from KGUN 9 News, will be on hand to help celebrate the day . Training demonstrations will feature rescued horses and the methods used in their recovery . Gulliver, mascot of Equine Voices, will be there to share his journey from rescue to recovery, along with several of his special equine friends, including Pirate, the miniature horse. Gulliver and Pirate will be available for photo opportunities with horse lovers of all ages . The fun-filled family day offers an opportunity to visit “Gulliver’s Store,” featuring unique clothing, art and jewelry. Also featured are live and silent auctions with items of interest for everyone, raffles with extraordinary grand prize drawings, and spectacular facial artwork by Face Paint Amy. Delicious food will be provided by Quesadillas and More and Grandma Tony’s Pizza – with a portion of all sales given directly to Equine Voices. Cost to attend: Adults, $5 (includes one raffle ticket). Children under 13 admitted free.
NOTE TO MEDIA: To arrange media tours for filming, photos and interviews at the Sanctuary, please contact. Karen Pomroy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 520-398-2814.
For information or to make a donation to Equine Voices, contact Nancy at 520-887-8851 or email email@example.com Visit the Equine Voices website at www.equinevoices.org or follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/EquineVoices.org