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Horses to benefit from grant
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Posted: 2012 Aug 24 - 00:41

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County was awarded a $2,000 grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to help its equine protection efforts.

Awarded in late July, the funds were used to recently construct additional pasture fencing around the shelter's barn area. The barn currently houses three horses who will eventually be placed for adoption.

According to Ilka Daniel, HSVBIRC director of animal protection, the county's economy has resulted in a greater number of people who are struggling to care for their horses.

"We are so thankful to the ASPCA for this grant,"

Ms. Daniel said. "Our horses are now able to graze and exercise in enough space for them to become physically and mentally healthy."

The Humane Society will gladly accept any donations from the public for horse feed or supplies.

Monetary donations can be made by calling the shelter at (772) 388-3331, Ext. 26, while donations of feed and supplies can be brought to the shelter, located at 6230 77th St., Vero Beach.

Individuals concerned about horses or other farm animals located in the county may call either the Humane Society at (772) 388-3331, Ext. 29 or the Indian River County Sheriff's Office Ranch and Grove Unit at (772) 569-6700.

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