2135 Miller Road, China Grove, NC 28023
Hearts, Hands, Helping Horses
The New Face of the Homeless...
There are thousands
of starved, abused, abandoned, & unwanted horses in the state of NC. Rescues such as the Horse
Protection Society struggle to help humane societies and animal control with this daunting problem.
How can you be a part of the solution?
Spring Fundraiser a Success
Thank you to all who
assisted in making our Spring fundraiser the Tack & Treasures Sale a success. We were extremely grateful for the
overwhelming support provided by the community of horse and other animal lovers. We are happy to say that we had completely
sold out of tack before the sale ended on the second day of the sale! HPS will pay its blessings forward by sending
many of the unsold treasures to the First United Methodist Church of Landis to use in its give away to help
people in need. We also offer our thanks to them for the loan of tables during our fundraiser.
We met many new
people and hope you will visit us soon for a tour of the sanctuary and a chance to meet the horses!
Get the Latest News from the Herd and Meet Our Newest Rescue
Click Here to read the May 2013 edition of Over Herd.
|Larry Sprinkle interviews Maverick while Deborah Baker looks on.
from WCNC TV Visits the Sanctuary
Weather man Larry Sprinkle and camera man Dan
Roberts visited the sanctuary in February to communicate our mission to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome starved and abused
horses. Many thank yous to these caring gentlemen! Enjoy the clip!
Click on the photo to watch.
|Dr John Parks & Dr Chelsea Miller
Iron Will Vets Give Back to Rescued Horses
Dr John Parks & Dr
Chelsey Miller from Iron Will Vets in Chapel Hill, NC generously donated their services to the Horse Protection Society by
doing wellness exams, eye exams and rabies shots for the 42 horses at the sanctuary on Saturday, February 16th. Many
thanks to them for venturing down to Rowan County despite the snow to help our horses!
& Training Participants Needed!
The purpose of the HPS riding & training
program is to get the horses back into condition before going to new homes, to give them any additional training they may
need, to help them overcome their fears of being ridden, and to learn about the horses' abilities & personalities
so they can be matched with an appropriate home.
If you would like to participate, you must have a current
HPS membership, volunteer 14-16 hours a month on the feed schedule, have good riding skills, possess a willing attitude
and be prepared to make a long-term commitment to the program. Because many of the horses are recovering from long term
starvation there are some weight restrictions for riding but we also need people to help with groundwork, grooming, and tack
Program meets on Saturdays & Sundays from 10am- 2pm. All participants receive horsemanship
& riding skills assessment, program orientation, and groundwork training before being admitted in to the program.
For further details, please contact the sanctuary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take a look at Kathy's Training Journal!
Your donations are very important to the continuation of the sanctuary which is presently
home to 50 horses. Use your credit card to make a donation now.
Members Engage in TLAER Training
Several of our members joined emergency responders, veterinarians,
vet techs, animal control officers and other animal rescue groups for Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue training at
Davidson County Community College and earned their TLAER awareness certificates. The two day seminar included lectures,
scenario discussion, equipment training and simulation exercises conducted by TLAER president Rebecca Gimenez.
The training was largely funded through a grant obtained by HERO through the Winston-Salem Foundation.
It was wonderful
to see so many individuals from all over the state of NC participate in this very important training. HPS members had
a chance to sharpen their skills and review techniques utilized at the sanctuary in raising downed horses. This training
goes hand-in-hand in the HPS goal to start its own TLAER unit. HPS purchased a pick up and 3-horse-trailer in 2012 for
this pupose. We have also been awarded grant funding to purchase a sling and glide. Funds and volunteers are still
needed to form our unit and complete the modification of our trailer for emergency service. Click on the photo below
to see more photos from the seminar!
Gelding Program Making a Difference
In 2009, we
at HPS opened a new door to solving the problem of unwanted, abused and neglected horses in the United States.
The program, Stallion to Gelding Support (SGS), targets the gelding of stallions in breeding programs in order to reduce
the number of unwanted births. Response has been overwhelming! SGS success has prompted other organizations
to begin their own gelding programs, and has encouraged at least one foundation to fund gelding in addition to spay-neuter
Please visit the Stallion to Gelding Support
website to learn more about SGS by clicking on the link:
Click here for Angel Sponsor form
Sponsor a Horse of Your Own
For only $20 a month you can sponsor a horse at HPS. It costs
about $200 to feed and care for a horse at the sanctuary. Sponsors receive a newsletter every month, periodic updates
on their sponsored horse, and may visit their horse any Saturday between 10am-4pm. Become an Angel Sponsor today.
Click on the link below to print a sponsorship form and indicate the name of the horse that you would like to sponsor.
Or if you like, we can choose a horse for you.
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Horse Protection Society
2135 Miller Road, China Grove NC 28023