Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Area businesses host “Giving Trees“ for Traveller’s Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary

Through the month of December, three area businesses will host Giving Trees to benefit elder horses living at Traveller’s Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary. TREES, in Spotsylvania, Virginia, promotes the humane treatment of geriatric horses through education and example. Some of the horses in residence were abandoned or neglected when they were no longer considered useful, while others were accepted when owners encountered financial or physical difficulties. The sanctuary is currently home to eighteen geriatric horses, with the senior member of the herd approaching his thirty-eighth year.

The Giving Tree program was instituted this holiday season to help Traveller’s Rest obtain supplies needed to care for its residents. Visitors to participating merchants and equine service providers may view ornaments on the trees and purchase a designated item for donation to the sanctuary. Items requested range from first aid supplies and senior horse feed to stable equipment and veterinary services.

TREES’ Giving TREES may be found at the following locations:

Rappahannock Equine Veterinary Clinic
7050 Governor Almond Road
Locust Grove Va. 22508

Culpeper CFC home & Garden Center
15172 Brandy Road
Culpeper, VA 22701

Orange-Madison Co-op Farm Service
13323 James Madison Hwy.
Orange, Virginia 22960-0346

For more about Traveller’s Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary, visit http://www.equineelders.org/ or call 540-972-0936.