For the month of August, Bare Essentials Natural Market will be partnering with the Horse Helpers of the High Country (a 501c3 nonprofit) for our Round-Up-For-A-Cause Program. Each time you check out, you will have the opportunity to round up your total a few cents to help provide a second chance to sick, abused, and unwanted horses. Every penny counts!
Funds raised will help pay for feed, hay, and vet bills. The organization also reaches out to at-risk youth, disabled children and other people in search of renewal.
Horse Helpers is made possible by president Amy Hudnall, an active board of directors, and dedicated volunteers. It was created in 2004, and can be found on Wisteria Farm near Boone. They have a very extensive set up with quarantine spaces and paddocks for sick horses, two barns, eight stalls and foster homes. This is the only equine rescue facility for Ashe, Avery and Watauga.
Unfortunately, many people purchase horses without realizing that they can only be ridden for a short portion of their long lifespan, and are then unwilling to make the financial commitment to continue caring for these animals. With the economy in poor shape, animal abuse is worsening and the Horse Helpers are maxing out on their ability to help. Any donations, volunteer time, or foster home space you are able to contribute is greatly needed. You may contribute through our round-up program, and/or you can send contributions directly to Horse Helpers at 1199 Odes Wilson Rd., Zionville, NC 28607 (checks only).
Visit their website for information on Farm Tours, Internship Opportunities, monthly Horse Highlights, and more.