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EQUINE RESCUE CENTER OF THE BAY AREA's Fundraiser:

Secure lease for two years for more than 70 rescues of Equine Rescue Center & Sanctuary

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BENEFITING: EQUINE RESCUE CENTER OF THE BAY AREA

EVENT DATE: Aug 29, 2013

THE STORY:

Help us secure our more than 500 acres for our current rescues and the many more we will continue to rescue. We need your help to keep our rescue work going. We pay $2700.00 a month.

About the ERC
The Equine Rescue Center (ERC) is a 501c3 nonprofit animal welfare organization. We currently have 70 horses living on our pastures. Our goal is to rehabilitate and
retrain abandoned, abused or neglected equines to find them new homes and new
lives. We additionally provide lifelong sanctuary for elderly horses or those
with chronic, incurable conditions, so they can live out their golden years
with dignity and love. We strive to help our community, and provide programs
that introduce people with special needs to the equines. We adopted out 38
equines to new homes in 2012, and we have adopted out 10 in 2013.
 
Our Fundraising Goal
Meeting our fundraising goal would insure a long-term home for our horses, ponies,
donkeys and mules by paying two years of our lease. All work at the
rescue is voluntary; there are no paid directors or staff. Every fund donated
goes straight to the upkeep and welfare of the horses. We would like to have the peace of mind that our location and pastures are secure, and be able to focus 100% of our energy and attention on the care of the horses.
 
Equine Rescue Center

We rescue horses from a variety of situations – primarily from auctions, animal
control and PMU abuse.

Equine auctions are dumping grounds for unwanted horses. We purchase old, injured or young/untrained animals that are bid on by “kill buyers”. Kill buyers will
transport the unwanted horses to slaughter facilities in Mexico, where they are
stabbed repeatedly to bleed out – it is unregulated and extremely inhumane.
Many of the horses we purchase at auction go for under $100. The owner will no
longer pay for their upkeep, training or rehabilitation, and wants to unload
them. Equines at the auction include race horses who suffered
injury or just weren't fast enough; miniature horses; ponies; donkeys, mules
and more – trusting companions whose humans lost interest or would no longer
invest in them.

Our animal control cases are typically neglected horses that are abused or
abandoned, starved and emaciated. Animal control will contact us when they have
an equine rescue, and we will take them in if we have space.

PMU(Pregnant Mare Urine) mares and foals are byproducts of Permarine. PMU mares are
repeatedly impregnated in deplorable conditions, in order to produce Premarin
from their urine, a medication used by menopausal women. The foals are
considered a by-product and are frequently sent to the auction or straight to
slaughter. The mares are kept standing without being able to move, in a
constant state of thirst to produce more condensed urine.

Healing and Rehabilitation We give our rescue equines a safe place to recover and unlearn years of abuse. We
teach them to trust and retrain them to not be defensive. We provide
sponsorships that facilitate trusting relationships with people, who love and help care for them. This process can take months, but we dedicate the time to learn their unique challenges and personalities, and design a custom program
to fit their needs. We make a lifelong commitment to these horses – even the
most difficult cases are not euthanized to make space for younger horses.
 
The Equine Rescue Center sits on 500 acres of grazing pasture. Our equines live in
large herds, where they can roam and socialize with other horses. The large
pasture setting and equine community promotes wellbeing and aids healing.
 
We have many programs that support our community. We bring disabled, inner city
youth, rape victims and school field trips to the ERC, to learn about horsemanship,
equine rescue and rehabilitation. The horses heal people and people heal them.
 
We turn away horses every day because we need to be able to support the ones we
have. Help us keep our rescue work going by donating and spreading the word!!!
You can help save a horse’s life.
 

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$1,897

MONEY RAISED
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  • The Mulderick's

    $50

  • Cecelia Roddy

    $50

  • Angela

    $100

  • Elisabeth Forrest

    $20

  • Betty Pimentel

    $50

  • Amy Parnell

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Chris Pederick

    $100

  • Sam Parnell

    $500

  • Ed Corbett

    $50

  • Sherri Achten

    $25

  • dyna@dynamendoza.com

    $50

  • Shalmali Sohoni

    $50

  • Fletcher & Hope

    $20

  • Kathy Wood

    $25

  • Sundance

    $50

  • Tracy Ely

    $50

  • Ginny Borelli

    $50

  • John Zukoski & Jimmy Huang

    $82

  • Cecelia Roddy

    $50

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3% Raised of $64,800 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $1,897 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Amy Parnell

Amount Raised

$1,352

Fundraiser Title

EQUINE RESCUE CENTER OF THE BAY ARE...

Amount Raised

$345

 

1% Raised of $64,800 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Vanessa Mulderick

Amount Raised

$100

Fundraiser Title

Pam Stevenson

Amount Raised

$100

Donor Comments

Cecelia Roddy

Cecelia Roddy

DONATION: $50

In memory of D'oro and Hank 4 years ago

John Zukoski & Jimmy Huang

John Zukoski & Jimmy Huang

DONATION: $82

4 years ago

Ginny Borelli

Ginny Borelli

DONATION: $50

Thank you, Amy! 4 years ago

Tracy Ely

Tracy Ely

DONATION: $50

For the love of Sundance and so many others 4 years ago

Sundance

Sundance

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Kathy Wood

Kathy Wood

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Fletcher & Hope

Fletcher & Hope

DONATION: $20

Because Amy is awesome! 4 years ago

Shalmali Sohoni

Shalmali Sohoni

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

dyna@dynamendoza.com

dyna@dynamendoza.com

DONATION: $50

YAY ERC!! So super that you are doing this Amy!! 4 years ago

Sherri Achten

Sherri Achten

DONATION: $25

4 years ago