Sunkissed Acres is an equine rescue and retirement facility in Summerville, Georgia. Their mission is to rehome horses still able to be of service, provide a permanent home for the old and infirm, and end the suffering of those horses in need. They are a registered 501 – C non profit organization. Find their listing on the IRS.gov Web site. This is a legitimate organization.
Sunkissed Acres stretches to meet the need
Recently, Sunkissed Acres took in four more horses in need. These four require care to return them to the animals they should be rather than the unfortunate victims they’ve become. As a result, Sunkissed Acres asks Web site visitors to take the 25/25 pledge. This pledge asks visitors to help bring in 25 new members to join the rescue’s Facebook page and 25 dollars in donations. But any help would be greatly appreciated. No donation is too small because even pennies add up.
Sunkissed Acres and other rescues swamped, yet the problem isn’t widely known
Like so many other equine rescues, Sunkissed Acres is swamped with horses in need of rehabbing and rehoming, not to mention the horses that are permanent residents due to old age and infirmity. With so many horse owners in economic distress, the number of abandoned and neglected horses is rising. Donations are lower than ever, also due to the poor economy.
Sadly enough, this is an under reported issue. Many in the horse community can count on the fingers of one hand the number of people outside the horse community who are aware of the problem. Those who might donate don’t realize that the need is great. The popular belief is that horses are always wanted. Another is that all horse owners are wealthy. Nothing could be further from the truth. The horse community needs help solving this problem.
Helping those in need
If you have or know someone having trouble feeding a horse or maybe several horses, help them get help. Offer the suggestions found here. Rescues like Sunkissed Acres are mostly full, but help may still be available. Rescues often have lists of potential new owners and occasionally even feed sources. Sooner is better than later. The longer owners take to act, the more likely equines are to develop additional health issues and the owners may face prosecution if they fail to act at all.
Sunkissed Acres has been in operation since 2002 and became a 501-C non profit in 2004. They’ve managed to rehome over 100 horses. Contact them through their Web site or by calling 706-734-0681.