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October 8, 2013

October 8, 2013

Colorado Horsecare Foodbank Receives Grant to Improve Lives of Animals in Need

Colorado Horsecare Foodbank

Colorado Horsecare Foodbank in Evergreen, Colo., received a $5,000 grant from The Humane Society of the United States to help horses in the wake of recent flooding in the state. The non-profit dedicated to keeping horses with their owners throughout Colorado plans to use the funds to provide 22 tons of hay to horse owning families impacted by the storms.

 Juliana Lehman, founder of Colorado Horsecare Foodbank said, “The magnitude of the damage caused by the floods is far worse than the fires the state has suffered and on top of all the losses, we are bracing for a very cold winter. Colorado Horsecare Foodbank is extremely grateful to receive this $5,000 grant from The Humane Society of the United States. This grant will play a significant role in helping the horses and families whose homes and properties were destroyed and damaged.”

 Colorado Horsecare Foodbank is one of many equine organizations helping those affected by the historic flooding across Colorado’s Front Range. The group has helped more than 300 families keep their horses by providing food and veterinary care in times of need.

 Jacquelyn Pyun, Colorado state director for The HSUS said, “It’s important to us that we support Colorado’s equine community as we all recover from the storm’s devastation. By working together, we can make sure these horses and their owners have what they need to start rebuilding their lives.”

 A good disaster plan is vital to staying safe, and horses require extra consideration because of their size and specific transportation needs. Since there isn’t much time to think or act during an emergency, The HSUS recommends taking time now to create an effective emergency plan, including a first aid kit, water, hay, feed and medications for several days. For more information on disaster preparedness for horses, visit humanesociety.org/issues/animal_rescue/tips/disaster_preparedness_horse

 Media Contact: Kaitlin Sanderson: 301-721-6463; ksanderson@humanesociety.org

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