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APTOS – Healers and general horse rescue advocates are hosting two events this month to raise funds for Pregnant Mare Rescue, an Aptos-based adoption and refuge organization for horses that may otherwise end up at slaughter.
“The future for the rescue is promising,” said Lynn Hummer, who launched the nonprofit rescue organization in 2006. “We have a wonderful crew volunteering and an advisory board really helping us organize and move forward.”
The rescue organization reopened its doors in spring after a winter hiatus to spruce up the ranch and raise more funds. Fundraising efforts to date have allowed the program to begin accepting horses again.
“I would say the need is as great as ever,” she said.
Hummer said she regularly gets calls for help from across the country.
“Rescue organizations and horse lovers everywhere are hoping that things will get better for our horses. We continue to wait,” she said.
Since the inception of PMR, 62 horses have found new homes. Currently 14 horses, including those in foster homes, are cared for by PMR. Five are available for adoption. Others are either weaning offspring and have homes or have special needs and situations.
Today, Leah D’Ambrosio, an animal Reiki teacher, will be teaching a hands-on healing session for humans and horses from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Pregnant Mare Rescue, Hummer Ranch, 668 Larkin Valley Road, Watsonville. The cost is $225, with 50 percent of all proceeds to be donated to PMR. Students receive a 56-page manual, a copy of Animal Reiki Handbook: Finding Your Way with Reiki in Your Local Shelter, Sanctuary or Rescue, and a certificate of completion. Register at Leah@shelteranimalreikiassociation.org
On Aug. 28, the Santa Cruz County Horsemen’s Association is holding a benefit barbecue and raffle during its annual Family Play Day Weekend. For information, http://www2.cruzio.com/~candg/Site/Homepage.html
For information on Pregnant Mare Rescue and its fundraisers, visit, http://www.pregnantmarerescue.com, or call Lynn Hummer at (408) 540-8568.
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HANDS-ON HEALING WORKSHOP
PREGNANT MARE RESCUE BENEFIT
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