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HAHS Celebrates ASPCA Help A Horse Day 2017

March 23, 2017

Community support needed for chance to win up to $25,000 ASPCA grant to help save more horses

The Hooved Animal Humane Society (HAHS) will be celebrating the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) national Help A Horse Day on April 21-26 and competing for a chance to win up to $25,000 in grant prizes to assist with their efforts to protect horses. To celebrate the day, please join HAHS at their vendor booth at the Midwest Horse Fair during the weekend of April 21st – 23rd, 2017 and play the “Horsin Around Game” for a chance to win a variety of prizes!

This nationwide competition is for equine rescues and sanctuaries to raise awareness about the lifesaving work they do year-round to care for at-risk horses in their community who have often been abused or neglected. Horses have been central to the ASPCA’s work since its founding 150 years ago, when Henry Bergh stopped a cart driver from beating his horse, resulting in the first successful arrest for the mistreatment of a horse on April 26, 1866.

“This is our second year participating in the ASPCA Help a Horse Day contest and it is a great way to spread awareness about horse rescue,” said Jenna Dickson, Adoption Coordinator for HAHS. “We are excited for people to visit our booth at the Midwest Horse Fair and have some fun!”

The Hooved Animal Humane Society (HAHS) is a Non-Profit, 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1971 by six caring individuals who were shocked by the deplorable conditions in which horses were living. HAHS was the first humane society established in the United States to focus specifically on large animals, primarily horses. Unlike small animals such as dogs and cats, hooved animals had little representation until the formation of the Hooved Animal Humane Society. We are now in our 45th year. It is HAHS’ mission to promote the humane treatment of hooved animals through education, legislation, investigation and if necessary, legal intervention (impoundment). We provide physical rehabilitation to hooved animals that have endured severe neglect and abuse, and then adopt them out to compassionate forever homes. All of our animals come from abuse and neglect investigations and we accept these rescues regardless of age or condition.

HAHS will be celebrating our mission love of horses at the Midwest Horse Fair at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI on April 21-23, 2017. We will have an information booth, T-shirts for sale, and a chance to win prizes by playing our “Horsin Around Game.”

For more information about The Hooved Animal Humane Society please visit www.hahs.org

Jenna Dickson, Adoption Coordinator
jenna@hahs.org, 815-338-5563

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