Update #1 ·

Update on October 05, 2012

Friends,
From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you. A few weeks ago, we told that drought put hay in dangerously short supply across much of the nation—and that if we didn't pull together and do something, horses would die.

We asked you to help us feed horses by contributing to our Hay Bale-Out initiative…and you did.

Here's what happened next.

We told equine rescue groups the good news: The ASPCA has your back, and we can provide hay to help get your horses through the winter. We asked them to tell us what they needed.

Since then, equine groups have been flooding us with requests.
We're deep in the process of working closely with these groups to meet their hay needs, and our equine rescue friends tell us this assistance couldn't come at a better time.

"This year is setting up to become a 'perfect storm' for equine neglect, as we seeing a huge increase in skinny horses," Gail Vacca of the Illinois Equine Humane Center told us. "Thank goodness many will find relief due to the efforts and support of the ASPCA."

We're so grateful for your help feeding horses this year.
Thanks again,

The ASPCA Staff

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