2017 ASPCA Help a Horse Day, April 22-23Back
Once again, Horses of Tir Na Nog is celebrating the national ASPCA® Help a Horse Day on April 22 and 23 and competing for a chance to win a $25,000 grant!
Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23, San Diegans are invited to join them for two, "Help a Horse Day," Open House events. These events are free and open to the public. This is a special opportunity to meet the horses and learn about their individual rescue stories. This year, first responders, including CAL FIRE, County of San Diego Department of Animal Services, San Diego County Sheriff's Department, and U.S. Border Patrol have been invited to share the heroic work they do every day. Details are available on our facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/horsestnn.
This nationwide competition for equine rescues and sanctuaries raises awareness about the lifesaving work they do year-round to care for at risk horses in their community. Horses have been central to the ASPCA's work since it's founding 150 years ago, when Henry Bergh stopped a cart driver from beating his horse, resulting in the first successful arrest for such mistreatment of a horse. This happened on April 26,1866.
"First responders play a vital role in local equine welfare. During floods, fires or other natural disasters in the County, Animal Services, CAL FIRE, the Sheriff's Department, and Border Patrol all respond to aid horses and their owners. These agencies help horses every day in San Diego and we want to celebrate them and the horses they save," explained Amy Pat Rigney, Administrator of Horses of Tir Na Nog.
Horses of Tir Na Nog is the longest-operating equine sanctuary in San Diego County and is currently caring for over fifty equines. Horses of Tir Na Nog is an adoption partner with County of San Diego Department of Animal Services, and works in compliance with American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Rescue and Retirement Guidelines. Horses of Tir Na Nog is a community-supported equine sanctuary that offers a safe-haven to horses with few options remaining, thereby ensuring them a better quality of life.
Ranch residents are available for photos and video at the ranch.