Saving Our Four Legged Friends!

August 8, 2012

As you all know horses are near and dear to Michelle's heart and horseback riding is one of her greatest passions! She absolutely adores her horses, Porkchop, Reese, Ramon & Azteca and is a strong advocate of every horse having love and happiness in their lives...

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Unfortunately, many horses are not as fortunate and are abused and neglected and can find themselves in very seemingly hopeless situations - thankfully there are some very special individuals out there who give their time, effort and hearts to the rehabilitation and care of these horses, many times offering them a new lease on life!

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Horse rescue operations in Illinois are currently struggling due to this drought and without the rain, crop prices, including hay, have skyrocketed. This has caused an increase in the number of horses being given up by their owners and the cost of running a rescue organization. There are many wonderful, local organizations that have dedicated their lives to rescuing horses and they are always looking for donations of all kinds, be it your time, money or any spare equipment. Click on any of the following links to make a monetary donation to the organization and find out more about what they do!

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Illinois Horse Rescue

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(Photos courtesy of Illinois Horse Rescue)

Dedicated to rescuing equines that have been subjected to abuse, neglect, or abandonment, Illinois Horse Rescue gives unconditional love and care to each equine they care for. IHR, located in Beecher, was founded by Tony Pecho when the economy took a turn for the worse in 2009 and he realized the need for a rescue organization.

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To donate to this rescue please click here!

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Crosswinds Equine Rescue

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(Photos courtesy of Crosswinds Equine Rescue)

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Illinois Equine Rescue, also known as Crosswinds Equine Rescue, is an organization in Sidell that focuses on saving horses and training them to be useful, happy companions. Their goal is to rehabilitate abused horses and place them in loving situations.

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To donate to this rescue please click here!

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Illinois Equine Humane Center

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(Photos courtesy of Illinois Equine Humane Center)

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The Illinois Equine Humane Center, located in Big Rock, works to care for the horses they rescue, as well as raising awareness of responsible horse ownership. The center was founded in 2008 and was recently awarded Verified status from the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries.

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To donate to this rescue please click here!

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S-H-A-R-E

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Focused on maintaining the health of all hooved animals, SHARE (Society for Hooved Animals’ Rescue and Emergency) works to rescue animals from dire circumstances, as well as educate people on the proper care and maintenance of hooved animals. Located in the Champaign area, SHARE takes reports of abuse and has investigators that cover a large portion of Illinois.

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To donate to this rescue please click here!

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