Only One Horse Rescue Left in New Hampshire

When Equine Protection of North America (EPONA) announced on March 16, that it was permanently closing its doors due to economic difficulties, Live and Let Live Farm (LLLF) rescue became the last licensed, legal rehabilitation rescue for horses and animals of agriculture in New Hampshire.

"Many people are confused. They've heard the news about EPONA, and they think that we're closing down, too," said Teresa Paradis, executive director of Live and Let Live Farm rescue. "I want people to know that we're still here, and we're going to work very hard to make sure that there's always a place in New Hampshire for neglected, abused, and abandoned horses to recover, rehabilitate, and find loving new homes."

Like EPONA and many other nonprofits in New Hampshire, LLLF has been hit hard by the economic recession, which has caused a decrease in donations and adoptions.

Meanwhile, the number of animals needing help continues to grow. More than 50 horses and other animals are currently receiving care at LLLF, including several inspiring horses that are now in recovery after being rescued from severe neglect earlier this year.

"EPONA was a wonderful organization, and we will miss them dearly," said Paradis. "It's scary to know that LLLF is the last rescue sanctuary for horses in New Hampshire, but I have so much confidence in our volunteers and contributors. I believe in my heart that there are people out there who will come through for these animals and help us give them a safe, loving place to recover and have a second chance at life."

For more information about Live and Let Live Farm rescue, or to make a donation online, visit www.liveandletlivefarm.org.

About Live and Let Live Farm
Live and Let Live Farm, Inc. is an animal shelter that rescues abused and unwanted animals, mainly horses, and provides them either a temporary or permanent safe place to interact with people. We strive to rehabilitate and/or retrain animals, leading to increased confidence and self-esteem, and relationships that benefit both animals and people. When applicable, we try to find appropriate homes for rehabilitated animals. Those animals that are considered un-adoptable will be given lifetime care at our farm. LLLF is the largest private, volunteer-run, nonprofit rescue for animals of agriculture in New Hampshire and the surrounding areas.

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