2017 Year-End Campaign

Dakota 4Dear VEWS supporter:

Thanks to you, we have given 10 rescue horses a second chance this year with several of them now in forever homes.  They cannot speak for themselves, so we sincerely thank you for saving their lives and their dignity by helping us rescue them – from a kill pen, unhealthy environment, or someone’s worsening financial situation which prevented the owner from keeping a beloved horse.

Recently, Grace was adopted out to an amazing home.  We found her on a list of horses in line for slaughter and knew we had to rescue her.  When she came to us she was grossly underweight, had bad hooves, and was not used to being with people. Generally, her health was poor.  Today she is absolutely beautiful, with a shiny coat, trimmed hooves, silky mane and tail, and is routinely being ridden.  Without the Virginia Equine Welfare Society making a difference in one horse’s life and the family that now owns her, she would not have survived.  Today she is safe and loved, along with many others we have rescued.

Every day, your support makes stories like (insert name here) possible. 

Today, we’re launching our 2017 Year-End Campaign.  Our goal for 2018 is to rescue an additional 15 equines from slaughter, abuse, and neglect – and owners who are simply no longer able to care for their beloved horses.  You see, even though we helped adopt out many horses to forever homes over the past five years, there are still many horses we could not help because we did not have the resources to do so.

That’s why our goal for this campaign is to raise $5,000 by December 31st.  If we raise that amount, we’ll be able to provide food, vet care, farrier service, and shelter for more horses next year than we were able to help this year.  It’s a lofty goal, but with your help we can make it happenWe cannot do it without you!

Would you be willing to make a special year-end donation of $50, $100, or more — whatever you can afford to help us meet our goal and keep more horses safe from a miserable life or premature death?

Your support will make a real, lasting difference in the lives of those equines still in need.  100% of your donation goes directly to support our horses, as all of our volunteers donate their time, talents and efforts.

Please, click on the DONATE button on the right side of our webspage to make a donation to VEWS.