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Rivers Edge Horse Rescue & Sanctuary will be participating in the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) National Help A Horse Day celebration which runs from April 26th through May 31st.

As a participating rescue group, Rivers Edge Horse Rescue & Sanctuary will hold an open house for the public on Sunday, April 29th from 12 to 5 PM. The rescue is located at 104 Halsey Road in Newton. Visitors will be able to meet the horses and take advantage of some great photo opportunities. Delicious food will be available plus music, vendors, crafts, and more.

The nationwide competition and celebration is for rescues, shelters, animal control agencies and sanctuaries that adopt out or provide homes for equines. It is designed to raise awareness of the year-round lifesaving work they do.

Help A Horse Day is celebrated annually in April, chosen for its significance in the ASPCA’s long history of horse protection. On April 26, 1866, ASPCA founder Henry Bergh stopped a cart driver from beating his horse, resulting in the first successful arrest for horse mistreatment. Now in its fifth year, Help A Horse Day has been a meaningful way for hundreds of equine rescues and sanctuaries to garner community support for their life saving work. Since 2014, the ASPCA has awarded equine groups more than $300,000 in grant funding through the Help A Horse Day contest.

Motivated by the results of ASPCA equine research suggesting there could be approximately 2.3 million adults in the U.S. with both the resources and desire to adopt a horse in need, Help A Horse Day 2018 is focused on finding more good homes for horses.

Diane Romano Potocki, the founder of REHR, is the epitome of horsemanship. Her establishment of REHR was not only necessary but admirable and many lives have been saved because of her hard work and determination.

Rivers Edge is a 501c3 nonprofit and therefore completely dependent on donations, fundraising, and sponsorships. The funds raised from this event will help us continue our mission to rescue and care for horses that need us.

For more information about Rivers Edge Horse Rescue & Sanctuary please visit www.riversedgehorserescue.org or visit us on Facebook.