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"There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man." 
by Winston Churchill

Volunteer Your Time

The Horse Protection Society welcomes anyone that wants to volunteer regardless of whether they have experience with horses or not.  No one is too old or too young.  All one needs is a love for animals.
 
There are many ways to get involved from writing thank you notes and taking phone messages, to helping with the newsletter, cleaning stalls, and repairing fences.
 
Once a month, usually on a Saturday,  we have Project Day at the ranch.  Members and volunteers come to the sanctuary and help with different projects such as cleaning stalls, repairing doors or roofs, demolishing old buildings, raking leaves, clearing brush, stacking hay, etc.  We may also have the equine dentist or farrier there at this time.  On these days we share fellowship over a potluck dinner and have an informal meeting about happenings at the sanctuary.  Members are notified of Project Day by email or our newsletter Over Herd.
 
One area where HPS most desperately needs assistance is with help feeding the horses.  We are always looking for volunteers that have the time to learn to feed the horses and are able to commit to helping with this task.  We normally have 40-50 horses that need to be fed twice a day.  Feeding the horses is a good way to learn about horse care because this is also when we do a daily inspection of the horses for injuries, cuts, suspicious bumps, etc and administer medicine or medical treatment to the horses. 
 
If you are handy with a hammer, are interested in helping with the newsletter, can offer administrative assistance, can commit to helping to feed horses several times a month, or feel you can contribute in another way, we would love to hear from you! 
 
 

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Horse Protection Society
2135 Miller Road, China Grove NC 28023
501(c)3 nonprofit