Millbury, Ohio (PressExposure) May 10, 2008 -- The mother and daughter team of Nancy and Corri Swigart announces plans to help finance and unite Americaâs horse rescue facilities through their membership website, SponsoraHorse.org. Low monthly membership dues will be offered to people who want to help the horses, but are unsure of where to turn to help.
Their family owned Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation Facility, The Healing Barn, is one of Ohioâs most well respected operations. Nancy and Corri are launching a new website that will be able to help rescue more horses and provide some financial support to other equine rescue facilities.
Nancy and Corri Swigart own âThe Healing Barnâ located about 10 miles south of Toledo Ohio. Nancy says they have been doing horse rescue and rehabilitation at their present location since 1996. They have used their own money to do everything from confiscate, house, and rehabilitate horses for the Wood County Humane Society as well as rehabilitate horses with spinal chord injuries, fractures, and severe laminitis.
Last year over 100,000 horses from the United States were slaughtered and shipped overseas for human consumption. New statistics say that 93% of the 100,000 horses were considered healthy, but were still slaughtered.
Our present economy and last springs drought have doubled hay prices in many areas of the United States. The increased prices of grains like corn have greatly increased the cost of feed for the horses. In part, the new ethanol plants have pushed corn prices from $1.40 per bushel last year to over $4.30 per bushel currently. Many people simple cannot afford to feed their horses at these prices. This increases the call to rescue facilities from people that want to simply drop their horse off. With most rescue facilities already over capacity and even more rescue facilities closing, too many owners are ending up taking their horses to sales were they are sold for slaughter.
Their membership website, SponsoraHorse.org, will allow memberâs dues to be used to help as many horses as possible. Nancy says, âOur goal is to not only help rescue more horses locally, but be able to donate to other rescues, and build a network of certified rescues that will be stronger than any individual rescuing facility.â
Sponsor A Horse will also have a membership forum to build a community of like minded animal lovers. We know strong communities within the forums will provide a wealth of information for everyone. I am sure that the communities in our forums will brain storm with each other to come up with even more ways to help horses in need. Nancy encourages you to go to http://www.SponsoraHorse.org and sign up. We also encourage Horse Rescue Facilities to join and sign up to be eligible for financial help from SponsoraHorse.org