6 Ways to Change a Horse’s Life This Holiday Season
1. Donate funds to a local rescue charity.
Each rescue case’s story is heart-wrenching, we know. But no matter how benevolent you may be feeling this holiday season, it’s not possible to adopt them all. (No, really, it isn’t. Deep sigh.) And unless you have a lot of land, time, and resources, it might not even be reasonable to adopt one. That doesn’t mean you can’t help, though.
Charities put donations to excellent use, buying high-quality hay and paying for necessary medications, treatment, dewormers, and farrier care for the equids they’ve saved from mistreatment or neglect. That’s especially true this time of year, says Nicolas de Brauwere, MRCVS, senior welfare veterinarian at Redwings Horse Sanctuary, in Hapton, Norfolk, England.
“From now until March is when people have a hard time coping and need rises,” he says, adding that they appreciate any amount of contribution. “Even 10 pounds ($13) is helpful! A horse charity donation makes a great Secret Santa
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