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August 21, 2013

MidAtlantic Horse Rescue Moves to Permanent Location

MidAtlantic Horse Rescue Inc., a 501c3 non-profit Thoroughbred rescue founded in 2002, is moving its base of operations to Greener Pastures Equine Sanctuary in Warwick, Md., permanently. 

A scenic 158-acre farm situated along the Sassafras River, Greener Pastures was the property of Doris Wear and was permanently preserved as a horse sanctuary upon her passing. An open house will be held Friday, Sept. 20, from 5-9 p.m. Visitors may stroll around the farm and meet the horses. Hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine will be served. All are welcome but an RSVP is required. Please call 410-885-5214 or email to RSVP.

MidAtlantic Horse Rescue also announced the receipt of grants from three national organizations. The ASPCA awarded a grant through the Rescuing Racers Initiative to continue the “ASPCA On the Right Track” program, in which adopters of MAHR thoroughbreds receive $200 towards lessons or training for their new horse. In addition, funds will be used for fencing and automatic waterers at the new farm.

Thoroughbred Charities of America also awarded a grant to the organization, for new fencing and sheds. Blue Horse Charities Inc. approved a grant for ongoing operations. Both organizations have supported MidAtlantic Horse Rescue since its inception.

Co-founders Beverly Strauss and Virginia Suarez are delighted with the support of some of the most reputable organizations in the country.

“These grants allow us to continue our mission of saving ex-racehorses from slaughter and placing them in good homes. Now that we have found a permanent home in Warwick, we are looking forward to being able to do even more for these incredible horses,” the pair noted in a release.

For more information or to adopt a horse, please visit the MidAtlantic Horse Rescue website.