Foothills Humane Society completes equine shelter

Published 9:43 pm Thursday, June 13, 2013

FHS celebrates the completion of its new equine shelter. (photo submitted)

FHS celebrates the completion of its new equine shelter. (photo submitted)

It may not be a well-known fact that Foothills Humane Society accepts more than dogs and cats as rescued animals.  From time to time, they also assist equines in need. A recent addition to the shelter now allows equines to have a temporary home while awaiting forever homes.

The “Safe Haven” shed and enclosure at Foothills Humane Society for rescued equines is finally complete. The project required lots of dedicated volunteers and generous donors.  The resulting facility is perfect as a temporary shelter for horses or donkeys in need of forever homes.

The project began earlier in 2013 with a very generous matching fundraising challenge. The response to this challenge was overwhelmingly successful. Once the equine shed was in place, Don Williams of The Hay Rack donated fence posts, and Green Creek Farm Supply donated sturdy gates.  Jonathan Rowe donated stone dust for combating mud problems and assisted with the grading.

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The fence building surrounding the shed was completed entirely by a volunteer crew.  Troy Norman operated the post hole digger, Steve King set the posts, Mike Lovelace and John Berlin measured and cut the oak boards.

A “ladies crew” consisting of Patti Lovelace, Nancy Hasselbring, Cathy Berlin and Vard Henry nailed the boards to the posts. The equine shelter was completed solely by the generosity and hard work of Foothills Humane Society supporters.

This project demonstrates the wonderful and caring community that exists in the Foothills area.

– article submitted by Joyce L. Cox