HSUS Assists Horse Rescue in Wake of Storm Damage

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has granted $1,680 to Spring Hill Horse Rescue in Clarendon, Vt., after the facility suffered severe flood damage from tropical storm Irene. The nonprofit dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of abused, neglected, and unwanted horses throughout Vermont plans to use the funds to replace the horses' winter blankets that were lost in the flooding.

"Once again, the HSUS helped us out in a desperate time of need and granted us the money necessary to purchase nice new blankets for our residents," said Gina Brown, founder and director of Spring Hill Horse Rescue. "We are so grateful for their continued support."

Spring Hill Horse Rescue was one of many equine organizations affected by one of the worst and most costly natural disasters to ever hit the Green Mountain State. The HSUS is also working with its partners in the Vermont Equine Welfare Coalition to identify and assist horse owners who will need to replace their winter hay stores due to the widespread flooding that impacted nearly every corner of the state.

"It's important to The Humane Society of the United States that we support Vermont's equine community as we all recover from the storm's devastation," said Joanne Bourbeau, northeastern regional director for the HSUS. "By working together, we can make sure that horses don't continue to suffer from natural disasters like Irene."

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