I have written about Equine Rescue Resource Inc. a few times over the past year. But I think I have never taken this opportunity to tell you how to participate in the good work they are doing.
Murphy with his Guinness courtesy of Manhattan Beer Distributors via Equine Rescue Resource Inc Facebook
Equine Rescue Resource Inc (ERR) is the organization that made Rescue Horse Murphy’s last year in the paddock a special year. I told you about Murphy in July. He was the horse that was able to spend his final months well fed thanks to a generous donation from Guinness Beer of Manhattan Beer Distributors and other nice souls. Murphy had become an ERR resident after its second adoptive owner passed away.
As with many animal rescues, ERR relies on donations and volunteers to do all the work and when it comes to horses there is a lot of work to do. Growing up with horses, I know what it takes each day to do what ERR does, and the more hands you have, the more horses you can help.
So how can you get involved?
It’s easy to contact ERR through their Facebook page. They have a message button and respond immediately. You can also contact them at ERR Inc, PO Box 17, Pine Bush NY 12566. They also have a contact number (845) 744-1728 that you can call. Find out how you can get as little or as much involved as you want.
What do you have to do?
A little bit of everything is the answer to that question. You are always in need of care for the animals. You can muck out stables, clean paddocks, fill water buckets, stack hay and care for them. If you have horse experience, you would be delighted if you could donate the gift of time. If you have no horse experience but are practical they can find things to do around the farm.
If you love being around animals and especially enjoy being around horses but you don’t have one of your own, this is a great way to enjoy the surroundings of a working farm. Let’s face it, horses are a huge responsibility that not all of us can afford. So why not fix your horse by volunteering? Volunteering at any animal rescue will be a set of rewards. If you can’t help ERR, find a rescue near you. It will be the best part of your week.
Tribute to Murphy
Murphy, the old horse who loved Guinness
Most of us met Murphy last November when Manhattan Beer Distributors donated him a supply of Guinness to help him thrive. He had a great life thanks to them and all of the great people who have taken care of Murphy over the years. Equine Rescue Resources was Murphy’s last home and we found these photos on her Facebook page.
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