Horse Rescue in Maryland Searches for New Farm

Samuel Johnson once said that, “Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance.” This old adage definitely applies to Days End Farm Horse Rescue, a 501(c)(3) non-profit equine rescue and humane education facility founded by Kathy and Allan Schwartz in 1989 and located in Lisbon, Md.
Unfortunately, Days End has outgrown its current property, which is leased to the organization and is for sale. The Schwartzes are seeking monetary donations to purchase a facility, or donations of property on which to build a new facility.

Ideally, Days End would welcome a donated facility, but they are actively looking at prospective properties to purchase so they no longer need worry about relocating. “We know we need to be proactive in this situation,” says Kathy. “Farms are not cheap, particularly for a non-profit organization that relies on private donations and grants in order to survive, and we understand this undertaking will again require that we reach to our donors and to the general public to help in a capital campaign to purchase a new farm.”

To date, facilities adequate to accommodate Days End’s programs and the horse’s needs are on the market for between $1.5-2 million, with substantial initial deposits of as much as $500,000. If you or anyone you know can help Days End meet this desperate need through monetary donations or the donation of a facility, Days End would greatly appreciate any assistance you could offer to obtain a new home for the horses. A “DEFHR- Farm Fund” has been started, and donations can be mailed to Farm Fund, PO Box 309, Lisbon, MD 21765. You can reach the farm by calling 410/442-1564 or visit their website at www.defhr.org. They are hoping to stay close to their existing facility and within the four-county area (Montgomery, Frederick, Howard, or Carroll) to allow them to retain their strong and dedicated base of volunteers and supporters.

 

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