Throughout the month of December, The Times teamed up with a local and registered non-profit Appaloosa Allies Foundation to raise funds for the winter season.
For every new or renewed subscription, The Times gave $10 to AAF to help pay for the high cost of taking care of a rescue horse. A total of $240 was given to the foundation, which will go towards grain and supplements for the horses.
“We have a lovely old boy currently in our care, who is coming back to a better body weight and overall health score,” said Rowan Borneman, who runs AAF, in a Facebook post. “What this means for us (and him) is that he can really only be fed a diet consisting of mash, senior grain feed, supplements and second cut (leafier) hay.”
The foundation has been running for over a year, and was established as a way to help unwanted horses find new homes, instead of finding their way to an auction. Despite the name, the foundation does try to help any breed of horse in need.
During the winter months, each horse costs about $200 minimum to feed to maintain their body weight and fuel their ability to keep warm. In addition, there are many other associated costs, such as veterinarian visits, teeth and health check-ups or any supplements or medications.
“We are so grateful for the Times’ ‘timely’ drive as it sure helps a lot in affording sweet old Harley’s special needs feeding and care!” Borneman said in the Facebook post.