Friday, August 26, 2011

Bluebonnet: BEHS Needs Help - Foster homes in Texas and Adopters in Texas and surrounding states needed

The pleas for horses needing help sometimes get overwhelming, so I hate to add another plea.  But the fact is that between economic hardships and one of the worst droughts in Texas' history, times are very hard for the horses here.  Hay is scarce and expensive, and because of that fewer people are able and willing to foster or adopt.
We're getting more and more requests to help starving and abandoned horses, and if we're going to keep helping horses, we need some of ours to go to adopters and we need foster homes.  So I'm turning to you all and begging for help. 
We have many horses looking for their forever homes, and we're waiving adoption fees on twenty-five of them right now.  Some are companion (or pet) horses who cannot be ridden.  But others are broke to ride or sound enough to be trained to ride.    The horses whose fees are not waived all have much lower fees than ever before.   We need to move these horses out!  If you aren't in Texas and are interested in adopting, send me an email.  We'll discuss out of state adoptions on a case by case basis.
If you are in Texas and have some room but can't add another permanent addition right now, please think about fostering.  We pay for pre-approved veterinary care, pre-approved supplements, pre-approved medications, paste de-wormer and $10 of each farrier visit.  Other expenses may be tax-deductible since we're a nonprofit.  The horses you foster give you so much more than you put into them.  You'll become a better horseperson while making a very real difference in the lives of horses.  You will be saving a life.
Please join us in helping these very needy horses.  Their love and gratitude will be the greatest reward you can imagine.

Jennifer Williams, Ph.D.
President & Executive Director, Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society

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