HOUSTON, (Horseback) – Attention advertisers, Horseback is making a huge announcement and it’s time to place your ad in our December issue.
Things are getting better in the economy, yet throughout the recession the needs of causes served by nonprofit agencies have never been greater. And while we always think of those wonderful agencies that serve people, we often forget that there are public service 501(c)3 (IRS nonprofit status) groups and others who serve animals as well – and we don’t just mean the ASPCA and the Humane Society
Horses, like people, need loving homes, medical care, freedom from cruelty, and any one of a thousand other needs that this under served community deserves.
So this year Horseback Magazine has chosen 12 deserving equine charities where a holiday gift would be most welcomed, but more importantly, needed. We know them all. We have supported some of these groups for almost a decade. It’s time to shine the spotlight of a generous equestrian world on them with that most magic of Christmas gifts, your check. We urge Horseback readers to contribute to our chosen charities for 2012 – 2013.
For Advertising in this Very Special Christmas issue phone: (281) 447-0772
Habitat for Horses – Habitat provides equine rescue services to law enforcement, physical and mental rehabilitation, education services to horse owners and potential adopters, and provide opportunities to the public for fostering and adoption. It has been instrumental in the adoption of 5,178 horses since 1998.
SIRE - SIRE’s mission is to improve the quality of life for people with special needs through therapeutic horsemanship activities and therapies and educational outreach.
LOPE – LOPE believes that every ex-racehorse is waiting to be someone’s special champion, whether as a trail horse, show competitor or just plain pet.
The Mustang Heritage Foundation – Founded in 2001, the mission of the Mustang Heritage Foundation is to help promote the Bureau of Land Management’s National Wild Horse and Burro Program and increase the number of successful adoptions.
CANTER – CANTER provides the means for the public to view thoroughbred racehorses that are ending their racing careers and are available for purchase or adoption. CANTER volunteers walk the shed rows of the racetracks taking listings and photographs for posting to the website.
Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society – The mission the Texas based Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society is to improve the lives of equines by educating and helping owners, assisting law enforcement agencies, rehabilitating abused and neglected equines, and placing them into safe, permanent homes.
The Nokota Horse Conservancy – The vast majority of the remaining Nokota horses now survive on the overburdened Kuntz Ranch. The goals of the Nokota Horse Conservancy are to preserve these important horses by caring for them, promoting awareness of their plight, value, and use to others, and by working to establish a sanctuary where they can survive into the future.
Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue – Peaceful Valley’s Mission is to provide a safe and loving environment to all donkeys that have been abused, neglected or are under threat of destruction.
Old Friends – Founded in 2003 by former Boston Globe film critic Michael Blowen, Old Friends now cares for more than 120 horses across three states, most of them stallions whose racing and breeding careers came to an end.
True Blue Animal Rescue – This Brenham, Texas rescue operates a no kill facility that takes in all manner of pets and potential pets, including horses. We like the no kill part of their mission and believe that most rescues euthanize far too many adoptable animals.
Wild Horse Education – Founded by wild horse investigator and litigant Laura Leigh, Wild Horse Education of Reno, Nevada, is a wild horse advocacy organization that has consistently been in the courts fighting to secure a humane life for the North American Mustang as well as working to force the federal Bureau of Land Management to become transparent instead of secretive.