Build the Barn _______________________________________________________________
As a 501c3 non-profit organization, Pony Tales Refuge & Rehab rely on wonderful donors and volunteers to run and support our small town rescue. Right now, we are in dire need of a larger barn. Currently we only have four stalls, limiting how many special needs equines we can help. We started this event on #GivingTuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Facebook will match any donation given to non profit organizations.
Our barn is full as we speak, as it is nearly everyday of the year. The stalls are used for the injured, ill, young, very old, and those who are otherwise compromised, especially during the winter and inclement weather throughout the year. With more stalls, we can also bring in timid horses, making sure they are personally receiving all of the necessary nutrition in a stress-free environment.
Additionally, through our partnership with the Kentucky Humane Society Equine CARE, we are expecting the nurse mare orphans before winter's end. We fear we will not be able to help the most fragile and innocent of horses out there, simply because we do not have enough room in the barn.
At least 10 stalls including...
- foaling stall
- an intensive care stall
- a wash bay with heated water
- a tack/supply room
- a feed room
It is difficult for us to allow volunteers (even though many ask) to come out and help because it is too difficult for those who are not familiar with the facility to navigate and move around. As such, it is a job best left up to the executive director and her husband. This means there is never a morning or an evening that they can "take off". This means that time that could be spent working with a horse or simply grooming them is eaten up by the chores because there is nobody else who can do them.
Even $5 from every follower (nearly 3,000!) we could raise $15,000 for a new barn!
Lets make this happen in 2018