The Telluride Animal Foundation has teamed up with Spirit Wind Horse Rescue to start a hay bank for Delta County residents. Vendla Stockdale, president of Spirit Wind Horse Rescue, together with Katja Wichland and Josh Rapaport, founders of The Telluride Animal Foundation, feel that it is always best to try and keep our equine friends in homes where they are loved and cared for.
In today's economy and with people finding themselves in financial situations that they were not expecting, trying to feed a horse or two over the winter months can sometimes seem impossible when you have a family to feed as well.
As a rescue organization, Spirit Wind can only help so many horses and personally feels that our equine friends do best when they are able to stay with the families that love them.
The Telluride Animal Foundation is sponsoring the hay bank to help Delta County residents ensure they are able to feed and care for their horses during uncertain times, so they can remain with the people who know and love them.
Stockdale says the only requirement for help with hay would be that the residents who would like to participate in this program are willing to donate an hour of their time to Spirit Wind Horse Rescue. "We realize that not everyone can buck hay or clean stalls, but there are always a few things that can help us run our organization smoothly and we will work with equine owners to ensure that their volunteer time is something they are able to do," Stockdale said.
If you are in need of hay to feed an equine or two, please contact Vendla Stockdale at 361-8299. Please leave a message for her and she will return your calls in the evenings.
Also note that the hay will be stored in Crawford and anyone participating in the program will need to ensure they are able to pick up their hay, as Spirit Wind Horse Rescue is unable to deliver.
"We hope that this will help both equines and people alike so that we can all work together to create a better world for our equine friends," Stockdale said.blog comments powered by Disqus