(September 7, 2011; Elgin, Texas) As wildfires ravage much of Texas, they leave many people and their animals homeless. Texas Lost Pines Riding Club (TLPRC) in Elgin, Texas answered the call to help fellow horse owners in the area and turned their riding facility into an emergency evacuation zone. They opened their stalls and pens to horses, donkeys and mules whose owners were fleeing wildfires as well as those animals who were found wandering without an owner.
Most horses showed up at TLPRC with nothing – some even lacked a halter. So the facility quickly found itself in need of hay and grain to feed the horses as well as other supplies. That’s when they joined forces with Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society (BEHS), a 501c3 nonprofit horse rescue that helps horses across the state of Texas. BEHS is accepting monetary donations through its website (www.bluebonnetequine.org) and is accepting donations of hay, grain, halters, leads and other supplies at the LPRC facility at 186B Hwy 95S in Elgin.
Volunteers at TLPRC estimate that there are still hundreds of horses and other livestock animals trapped in the fire zone, but rescuers cannot get into the area to search for them until the fire is contained. Volunteers believe their services will be needed for weeks, possibly months, into the future.
“These fires across Texas are just overwhelming,” commented Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society’s president Dr. Jennifer Williams. “I’m glad we are able to partner with Texas Lost Pines Riding Club to help these horses. They’re busy handling the immediate needs of the horses, and we’re able to provide administrative support as well as fundraising and donations.”
For more information about Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society or to make a monetary donation, visit the website at http://www.bluebonnetequine.org or call (888) 542 5163. For more information about Texas Lost Pines Riding Club, visit their website at http://www.tlprc.org/,
Notify me of follow-up comments
More equine events»
Keep up to date. When we publish you get updated!
From My Saddle Blog- Popular!Northwest Horse News Horse Health
• Educational articles• Expert answers• News• Events• and more!
Current issue »
Northwest Horse Source offers information on the following topics: Idaho horse, Idaho horse shows, Idaho trail rides, Idaho horse events, Idaho horse news, Washington horse, Washington horse shows, Washington trail rides, Washington horse events, Washington horse news, Northern California horse, Northern California horse show, Northern California trail rides, Northern California horse events, Northern California horse news, Oregon horse, Oregon horse shows, Oregon trail rides, Oregon horse events and Oregon horse news.
Address: PO Box 717, Blaine, WA 98231Phone: 360-332-5579 • Fax: 360-332-1826 • Email: