Woodstock, IL (3/22/16) — The Hooved Animal Humane Society (HAHS) will be celebrating the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) national Help A Horse Day on April 22-24 and competing for a chance to win up to $25,000 in grant prizes to assist with their efforts to protect horses. To celebrate the day, HAHS will be attending the Minnesota Horse Expo with their rescue horse Dino and giving away free Dino autographs during the weekend of April 22-24, 2016. In honor of the ASPCA’s 150th Anniversary celebration this year, the contest has been expanded to include a total of $100,000 in grant prizes, including a grand prize of $25,000.
This nationwide competition is for equine rescues and sanctuaries to raise awareness about the lifesaving work they do year-round to care for at-risk horses in their community who have often been abused or neglected. Horses have been central to the ASPCA’s work since its founding 150 years ago, when Henry Bergh stopped a cart driver from beating his horse, resulting in the first successful arrest for the mistreatment of a horse on April 26, 1866.
“The ASPCA Help a Horse Day contest is a great way to promote horse rescue and adoption as well as spread awareness about horses in need,” said Jenna Dickson, Adoption Coordinator of HAHS, “Every horse deserves the chance to be “famous” and we are proving that by giving away autographs from our very own rescue miniature horse, Dino. We hope our supporters will visit our booth at the Minnesota Horse Expo on April 22-24, 2016 to help us win a $25,000 grant so we can continue our lifesaving efforts for years to come.”
The Hooved Animal Humane Society (HAHS) is a Non-Profit, 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1971 by six caring individuals who were shocked by the deplorable conditions in which horses were living. HAHS was the first humane society established in the United States to focus specifically on large animals, primarily horses. Unlike small animals such as dogs and cats, hooved animals had little representation until the formation of the Hooved Animal Humane Society. We are now in our 45th year. It is HAHS’ mission to promote the humane treatment of hooved animals through education, legislation, investigation and if necessary, legal intervention (impoundment). We provide physical rehabilitation to hooved animals that have endured severe neglect and abuse, and then adopt them out to compassionate forever homes. All of our animals come from abuse and neglect investigations and we accept these rescues regardless of age or condition.
HAHS will be celebrating our mission love of horses at the Minnesota Horse Expo at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds located at 1265 Snelling Ave North St. Paul, MN 55108 on April 22-24, 2016. We will have an information booth, T-shirts for sale, adoptable horses for you to meet, and autographs from our permanent resident and mascot, Dino the miniature horse!
For more information about The Hooved Animal Humane Society please visit www.hahs.org