How to Help Horses and Owners Affected by the Tornadoes
In the wake of the Oklahoma tornadoes, individuals, businesses, and organizations are stepping up to help the horse community recover. Here’s a list of some opportunities available to prospective donors.
See Federal Trade Commission resources on how to make donations wisely: www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0074-giving-charity.
Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is offering care for animals injured during the storm. Owners and referring veterinarians can call 405/744-7000 to arrange for care. Meanwhile, contributions to defray the cost of this care can be made online at www.cvhs.okstate.edu/oarf or by calling 405/385-5607.
The Benchmark Animal Hospital in Carney, Okla., is offering help to storm-injured animals. Call 405/547-8381 for details.
The Orr family, operators of Orr Family Farm, have established a hotline for those wishing to contribute to the farm’s recovery. Call 405/283-2258 to register.
Red Earth Feed and Tack in Oklahoma City is collecting contributions of halters, lead ropes, and other equipment, as well as feed and cash contributions to compensate veterinarians providing storm-related animal care. Call 405/478-3424 for details.
The Women’s Horse Industry Network is collecting donations for storm impacted horse owners. Visit www.womenshorseindustry.com or call 615/730-7833 for details.
The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) is accepting donations for those affected by the tornadoes. Contributions of non-perishable food items, toiletries, gloves, buckets, and shovels can be brought to the AQHA headquarters in Amarillo, Texas. Call 806/376-4811 for details.
Many of you have already viewed this story of the woman who – while she was being interviewed – her lost dog emerges.
It will make you cry – in a good way.
Here are several photos that don’t need any captions…
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