In response to my post about hay, I learned that my vet is starting what is known as The Hay Fund. Hay has sky-rocketed from $2.50 a bale to $12 a bale in some areas of the country. So, if it moves you to help, this is a reputable way to lend a hand:
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!
Devastating drought conditions in the Southern US have led to a SEVERE hay shortage and loss of pasture.
Horses are starving, being sent to slaughter or simply set loose on back roads.
Local rescue organizations and equine foster homes are staggering under the burden. Without your help they will not be able to feed the horses they are desperately trying to save.
You can help us help these horses!
Your tax deductible donation will allow us to ship tractor trailer loads of hay to the most drought-stricken parts of the country.
Every penny you donate will go to buy and deliver hay where it is needed!
Please join us!
Send your donation check to or go to fairfieldequine.com/hay_fund.html and click the PayPal image to donate immediately:
Fairfield Equine Foundation
Attn: Hay Fund
32 Barnabas Rd.
Newtown, CT 06470
If you would like a tax deductible receipt, please include your e-mail address or SASE so we can forward it to you.