By Sandy Meyer

Join RVR Horse Rescue in celebrating the ASPCA Help a Horse Day on Saturday, April 22. The ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) created the national celebration to raise awareness of the plight of horses. Equine rescues and sanctuaries like RVR Horse Rescue will join the ASPCA on this day by hosting events of their own to highlight the work they do in their communities in rescuing and protecting these amazing creatures.

To celebrate the day, RVR will be open to the public and festivities will include family fun and education. From 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., the 40-acre facility in Riverview will bustle with music, food, and fun for the whole family. Children’s activities will include carnival games, pony rides, and petting miniature horses. Facility tours will introduce the guests to the current rescue horses and those available for adoption. The event location is 12611 Hayes Clan Rd. in Riverview.

Presentations on various topics will take place throughout the event. Delightful raffle, vendor, and tack items will be available, along with RVR logo merchandise and their adult and children’s books. RVR Horse Rescue will be competing for a chance to win up to $25,000 in grant prizes to assist with their efforts to protect horses. “RVR is an all-volunteer organization, known for taking on the worst cases of abuse and neglect,” said Shawn Jayroe, Founder of RVR Horse Rescue. “Help a Horse Day is a wonderful opportunity for us to welcome local residents and businesses to help spread awareness about at-risk horses that are in need of loving homes. We hope our supporters will come out on April 22 to help us win a $25,000 grant so we can continue saving these majestic, loving animals for years to come.”

Those who can’t attend the event but still want to participate in Help A Horse Day can make a tax deductible contribution via the donation button on the website. In addition, donations may be made to the current “Let’s Go Nuts” initiative that promotes and funds the gelding of stallions. Mark your calendars for this worthy community event.

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