Provided by Central Coast Humane Society
EQUINE / LIVESTOCK RESCUE FUND
Lincoln County has recently seen its share of serious Animal Neglect cases. When one hears of Animal Neglect, dogs and cats come to mind, but livestock can be just as likely to suffer neglect to the point that serious health issues develop and unfortunately death too often is the outcome. Horses, cows, donkeys, goats, chickens, dogs, and cats have all been recent victims of abuse and neglect in our county.
Fortunately, Lincoln County friends and neighbors still remembers what it means to pull together and help. Central Coast Humane Society is pleased to announce the formation of an Equine – Livestock Rescue Fund. The idea to create the fund came from a group of “horse people” that came together to provide a solution.
“It’s a tall order,” reports Kathe Stander, President of CCHS, “but we believe in this group. As you know, food for livestock typically costs more than feeding your dog or cat. We have been talking about this challenge since last March when the first very serious neglect case surfaced. We admire their commitment, stamina, and enthusiasm to provide a solution.”
Our message to the community is for everyone to be watching fund raising events and other opportunities to donate in the coming months. Special donation boxes will be located at the Feed Stores in Lincoln County. A hand-made headstall and breast plate are being donated to auction off in the near future. Other fundraisers will be advertised locally and through the Central Coast Humane Society web and Facebook pages.
Board member Barbara Perry reports, “We so admire our community members who step up and say I have an idea. Often times it just takes someone willing to put their imagination to work. A few people can make a big difference.”
For information on how you can help grow this fund, contact Karen Daugherty at 541-336-5150 or Central Coast Humane Society at 541-265-3719.