During this holiday season of Thanksgiving and Christmas, help us fill our hay barn for the winter. Each week we help 25 horse owners currently on the PRERI Hay Bank, an average of $1600 is spent on hay for our horses every month.
Your support is appreciated and is Tax Deductable will keep these wonderful animals in our care and horse owners in need due to financial hardship well fed through the winter.
PRERI Hay Bank Program
Helping Hearts for Hungry Horses
Times are tough in our state and across our nation. Lending a temporary help can give a leg up and can make the difference in keeping equines at home when horse owners face financial difficulties paying for needed necessities to keep them free from hunger and health issues.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
This program is funded entirely by donations and contributions, which are tax deductible. You can be part of a caring and compassionate community by lending a helping leg up to those in need. Donate hay to hay bank, donate your time to bale and stack hay, on the PRERI web site donations are needed and may be made via PayPal. The “Hay Bank” is funded entirely by tax-deductible donations, contributions and to local volunteers and businesses who have contributed to make this program possible.
If you, or someone you know, are in need of temporary assistance to care for and keep your equine(s) in their home, please contact us at 800-580-6504 or visit the PRERI website.
PRERI offers a temporary, short-term program to lend a hand to horse owners. Law enforcement agencies, rescue and sanctuary organizations when dealing with financial hardship and challenges can also be given a helping hand to provide adequate care for their equines.
The goal of this program is to assist horse owners by keeping their equines at home until any financial, medical or educational challenges can be reconciled. Paws Ranch Equine Rescue (PRERI) mission is to offer equine owners the necessary tools to be successful and have their equines thrive in their care.
To accomplish this goal PRERI has implemented a Community Assistance program to provide help on a temporary basis. Eligible applicants will receive supportive educational programs in accordance with PRERI protocol.
Resources are limited. Applications for assistance are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Based on availability of funding, other types of assistance in addition to hay and feed might also be available. To provide services to as many applicants as possible, the steps below will serve as a guideline to outline the process and requirements for assistance eligibility. Every effort will be made to simplify your request in order to process applications in a timely manner.
PRERI Hay Bank Program Application form must be completed prior to assistance. Once completed, you will be contacted regarding your application.
Eligibility for assistance will be evaluated on a case-by-case analysis of need, including, but not restricted to the following items.
Situation must be short term.
The number of horses you own.
Whether you are engaged in breeding (you must be willing to geld all current stallions).
You cannot be involved in the regular sale of equines (this does not include the need to sell your horse(s) due to the financial situation you are currently in).
The condition of the equine facilities on your property, including but not limited to, hay stora and all areas accessible to the equine.
Whether you have a regular relationship with equine professional(s).
You must have a plan developed to avoid future need.
You must be a private horse owner or an established, reputable, verifiable rescue with references. No applications from equine businesses (such as boarding or training facilities) will be accepted.
Educational materials will be provided to the applicant with information on all aspects of equine care, and plan development to avoid future need.
Feed or hay received from the assistance program may not be sold, given away or transferred and any unused resources shall be returned to PRERI.
A Field Responder will visit your property to assess the needs of your equines. If you receive assistance, follow up visits will also be scheduled.
No assistance is granted without a complete application submitted and a site check. Documentation MUST be complete. This will include financial information as requested, as well as current photos of all equine in your care and hay storage.
Help Replenish the Hay Bank!
Organize and hold a fundraising event for the “Hay Bank.”
Pledge a yearly donation of hay or fuel.
Make a cash donation in any amount.
Make a donation to our maintenance for the hay equipment.
Make hay donation from spring or fall hay cut you cut.
Volunteer to haul or store hay for the “Hay Bank.”
Volunteer to stack or pick up hay in the field.
Think of creative new ways to help fund the “Hay Bank.”
Paws Ranch Equine Rescue, Inc. is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) volunteer based humane organization whose mission is to ensure
quality care and treatment of horses through intervention,community service, education, and outreach.Copyright 2013