RVR Horse Rescue is one of only twelve grant recipients!
Riverview, Florida— The ASPCA has awarded RVR Horse Rescue a $10,000 grant to help eliminate a significant obstacle in their their rescue efforts.
“Our lifesaving work has been hampered by the lack of a reliable truck,” said RVR Horse Rescue Spokesperson, Kelly Ford. “The ASPCA grant funds will support the purchase of a truck and will positively impact every aspect of the work RVR does. It will allow us to more easily transport horses needing rescue or medical treatment. We will be able to make feed and hay deliveries for the Angels safety net program, our LAR (Large Animal Rescue) team will be able to haul equipment and a trailer for rescue missions, and our CLEAR educational outreach program will be able to bring equine education to the public.”
“It is such an honor to receive recognition from the ASPCA for the work that we do,” said RVR Horse Rescue Founder, Shawn Jayroe. “We have not only benefited from their grant programs, but also from their guidance and partnership. We appreciate that they believe in us. However, the grant was only possible due to the support of our incredible volunteers and donors, who contributed to a successful Help a Horse Day event, one of the key elements that led to the award.”
But their goal of purchasing a desperately needed truck is only partially met with the grant funds. The balance will need to come from generous donors and future fundraising efforts. Tax deductible donations may be made through their website.
For more information, please visit RVRHorseRescue.org.
About RVR Horse Rescue
RVR was founded in 2004 by Shawn Jayroe and received 501c3 status in 2011. RVR specializes in taking in the worst cases of abuse and neglect. Over 180 horses have come through RVR’s gates suffering from starvation and physical wounds of abuse. At RVR they are rehabilitated and re-homed with loving families. Horses whose age and health status make them less adoptable remain at RVR in the loving care of rescue volunteers. Horses that arrive at RVR too late to be saved or who are terminally ill are comforted by the volunteers during their remaining time. RVR is an entirely volunteer run organization.