Here’s a link to the 2012 horse fundraising event.
The seventh annual Fundraiser to benefit Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary “A Very Special Horse Event; Building a Community of Compassion” will take place on Saturday April 9, 2011 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, 3482 E. River Rd in Tucson, AZ.
Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary™ was founded in 2004 and is a 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt organization dedicated to saving Premarin (PMU) mares and foals from slaughter. This organization also works with law enforcement agencies to provide services to horses suffering from abuse, abandonment, starvation, and cruelty experienced when used to transport illegal contraband across the border.
There has been a marked increase in the number of requests for assistance. Money raised at this special event goes directly to the rescue, rehabilitation and recovery of horses in desperate need.
Heather Rowe, KOLD-TV News 13 anchor report and very special guest will be on hand to help celebrate the day.
Training demonstrations will feature rescued horses and the methods used in their recovery.
The fun filled family day includes an opportunity to visit “Gulliver’s Store” featuring unique clothing, art objects, and jewelry.
Also featured, live and silent auctions with items of interest for everyone, raffles with extraordinary grand prize drawings, and spectacular facial artwork by Face Paint Amy.
Hungry? Food by Quesadillas and More, Sparky’s Cantina, DaKine Hawaiian Shave Ice, and Kettle Corn will provide delicious additions to this special event.
Pirate, mini mascot of Equine Voices, will be at the event to share Gulliver’s journey from rescue to recovery, along with several other special equine friends. Pirate will also be available for photo opportunities with horse lovers of all ages.
Cost to attend the Fundraiser is $5.00 for adults and includes one raffle ticket. Children 13 years and under are free. There will be something for everyone at this special event!
(Blogger’s note: I attend this event every year. Although I’m not really a “horse person” I like to see the magnificent horses and learn about their miraculous recoveries, bid on silent auction items, and soak up the good will.
(Photo of Gulliver is courtesy of Equine Voices. Gulliver is the mascot. He was one of seven PMU foals that lived in a pasture, on a PMU farm in North Dakota. His owner went out of business after losing his contract with Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, the big giant that makes the drug Premarin. He was at the highest risk of going to slaughter. Karen Pomroy rescued him and three other horses in 2004 and started Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary.)