NATIONAL HELP A HORSE DAY
National Help a Horse Day on April 26th each year encourages horse lovers and advocates to join forces to protect abused and neglected horses. The day raises awareness of the need for horse sanctuaries and rescues.
In the United States, the horse holds legendary status. Despite that, many go unwanted, abused, or neglected. This day strives to address those issues. Around the country, several organizations support horse rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption. Their programs offer shelter and veterinary care for horses that have been neglected or abused. Many of them provide a sanctuary where the horses live out the remainder of their lives. Once rehabilitated, many of the horses become available for adoption.
Horses require specialized care. With over 200 breeds, these spirited animals give humans much to love. Their loyalty and devotion throughout history may only be a portion of the reasons to help and love them. Not just a means of transportation, horses cleared fields, fought wars, and moved cattle. Beyond their utility, their companionship was indispensable long lonely trails. Cattlemen, pioneers, and more recognize horses as cornerstones of survival in a burgeoning nation.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalHelpAHorseDay
Equine rescues and sanctuaries across the country hold events celebrating the horse. The events raise awareness and advocate for abused and neglected horses across the country. Support a horse rescue near you. Volunteer or donate to the cause. If you’re able to adopt or foster a horse, visit a rescue and find out more. Use #NationalHelpAHorseDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL HELP A HORSE DAY HISTORY
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals founded National Help a Horse Day to bring awareness and promote intervention of abandoned, neglected, and abused horses across the country.
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