Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Habitat for Horses, Inc.

>> During this emergency the efforts of our volunteers have made a powerful impact on the livestock community of Galveston County. While the west end of Galveston Island is on the uphill side of the recovery, Bolivar is just now becoming accessible. The destruction on Bolivar was almost 100%, and the loss of livestock quite heavy. The reports say that only 150 head of cattle and 2 horses are left standing, although we have reports of two mules and another horse still wandering around.

The recovery of the ranch has been place on hold until our emergency response in the county is complete. The financial impact of this storm has hit Habitat for Horses just as it has so many others. It took 10 years to build the ranch, and if it takes another ten years to rebuild, we’ll do it. We are committed to the health and safety of the equine in SE Texas and we’ll come back better and stronger than ever before.

We are in serious need for volunteers with construction experience, plus literally hundreds of feet of 2X4 and 2X6 lumber. We also need a flatbed trailer, either bumper or gooseneck hitch.

At the staging area, we need volunteers to help clean up, maintain the horses, feed, hay, water and do medications. Please call 866-434-5737. You do not need certification to work at the staging area. Many of our volunteers have had to return home to their jobs, so please call if you can help.


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