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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Aiken Horse Lovers Help Horses Hit by Hurricane Harvey

Through the help of local donations, 2  tractor trailer truckloads of feed and shavings will be delivered for the horses in Texas devastated by Hurricane Harvey!


This is great news and another way to help! Mitch Lowrey of Equine Sports Medicine & Chiropractic Care have combined efforts with Dianne Lemmon, as well as with Jim Rhodes of Equine Rescue of Aiken to ship a tractor trailer full of hay and a second trailer full of the supplies that we collect as well as shavings!
700 bales of Orchard Grass and Timothy, 4 tons of feed and a trailer load of shavings will be headed to Texas. Some areas have experienced upwards of 50" of rain!

A huge thanks to Amy Hebert from Aiken Saddlery and Charlie Herrick of Banks Mill Feed and James Dixon for his hay donation. 
Also, a grateful thank you to the wonderful folks at Queen Wood Products, including Keith Lucas, for donating the shavings as well as helping coordinate the shipments once they arrive to the affected areas! They will also provide whatever amount of shavings we will need in order to fill the remainder of the tractor trailer that our supplies travel in!
We just need to pay for the truck and trailer to haul it! It's all going to a staging area north of Houston to Dr Damon O'gan of the Austin Equine Hospital.  Shipping is the biggest expense. We are working with Lynn Reardon executive director of Lope a TAA accredited organization.... all donations are tax-deductible
Funds to cover the transportation costs can be done via Equine Rescue of Aiken on their website, so please consider helping!