Donate to us through Global Giving from Oct. 14-Nov. 12 and you’ll help twice as many neglected animals like Ginger (above).
For those 30 days, Animal Planet’s R.O.A.R. is matching donations to the Petfinder Foundation dollar-for-dollar (learn more about the campaign here). That’s great news for mules like Ginger, who was rescued by Panhandle Equine Rescue (PER) in Cantonment, Fla. PER volunteer Joyce Gill tells us how our grant helped the group save Ginger and other equines from abuse and neglect:
“In February 2007, PER received a report that horses and mules were roaming the neighborhood on a regular basis. PER investigators responded and found that the fencing was inadequate and the environment was a junkyard with no feed or hay on the premises.
“Investigators educated the owner about adequate health care and proper nutrition and gave the owner the opportunity to repair fences and provide feed and hay. PER continued to receive reports of these animals running loose and made several visits to the property during the course of a year in an attempt to get cooperation from the owner.
“Finally in February 2008, conditions had deteriorated badly after severe weather and heavy downpours. The two horses, two mules and one donkey were found standing in excess mud and water 24/7. The owner would not move them out, so PER removed them from the property.
“Shortly thereafter, custody was awarded to PER in a court of law. Ginger — rescued as part of the Junkyard Five — was a wonderful addition to PER’s facility since she loved the attention from the volunteers who enjoyed grooming and loving on her. After several moves to and from foster homes, this sweet and beautiful mule was adopted and is living at her forever home.”
Ginger and many other equines at PER were helped by a grant program supported by our friends at Tractor Supply Company.