This fund is in honor of a most special spirit…Anita
In October of 2006, a wonderful horsewoman named Anita passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. Shortly after her passing, several of her friends wanted to continue her love and passion to care for abused and starving horses and started “The Anita Memorial Fund”. Anita deeply touched so many lives, both human and equine with her generosity and kindness to animals, particularly horses in crises. In honor of her life and all she gave to the horses, we are continuing her mission which is to rescue and rehabilitate abused and neglected horses.
The Anita Memorial Fund (TAMF) is set up and managed through the Equine Rescue Inc (ERI) which is a 501(c)3 animal welfare organization. TAMF was set up to provide an emergency money fund used strictly for the daily care necessities (grain, hay, vet, farrier, medications, supplements, etc) for the abused/neglected/abandoned horses that come into Equine Rescue Inc. Many of these cases directly result from law enforcement cases requiring critical care. Once these horses enter the Equine Rescue, they are placed into their rescue network which means these horses are guaranteed either a life at the Rescue or a life with a loving adoptive family checked out and approved by the Rescue. The adoptive family signs a binding contract so in the future they find they can no longer care for the horse, the animal must be returned to the Rescue. This is what protects the horse from ending up in a bad place such as being dumped at the auctions and/or eventually dumped in the kill pen. These horses are protected and will be taken care of for the rest of their lives. This was Anita’s passion. Friends of Anita hope to continue her passion with TAMF…. In honor of this incredible human being who left much too soon!
Tax deductible donations can me made to the Equine Rescue – The Anita Memorial Fund (TAMF) or other donations can be made directly to MLC Farm Charity Horse Show. Further information about Equine Rescue and “The Anita Memorial Fund” can be found on the ERI website: http://www.equine-rescue.org or by calling them at (845)733-6085.
Equine Rescue Inc. has served the horse population of the Hudson Valley since 1996. It is a tax exempt, non-profit state-certified agency and raises all of its operating expenses from private donations. Equine Rescue receives no state or federal funding. All donations are tax-deductible.