HAHS Celebrates ASPCA Help a Horse Day

Posted: 2/18/2016



MEDIA ADVISORY

February 18, 2016

CONTACT:
Jenna Dickson
Adoption Coordinator, HAHS
815-337-5563
jenna@hahs.org

HAHS Celebrates ASPCA Help A Horse Day

Community support needed for chance to win up to $25,000 ASPCA grant to
help save more horses

WHAT: The Hooved Animal Humane Society (HAHS) will be taking part in the national celebration of ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) Help A Horse Day on April 22-24 and competing for a chance to win up to $25,000 in grant prizes to assist with their efforts to protect horses. To celebrate the day, HAHS will be attending the Minnesota Horse Expo with their ?famous? rescue miniature horse, Dino, and giving away free autographs and information the weekend of April 22-24, 2016. In honor of the ASPCA?s 150th Anniversary celebration this year, the contest has been expanded to include a total of $100,000 in grant prizes, including a grand prize of $25,000.

This nationwide competition is for equine rescues and sanctuaries to raise awareness about the lifesaving work they do year-round to care for at-risk horses in their community who have often been abused or neglected. Horses have been central to the ASPCA?s work since its founding 150 years ago, when Henry Bergh stopped a cart driver from beating his horse, resulting in the first successful arrest for the mistreatment of a horse on April 26, 1866.

WHO: Jenna Dickson, Hooved Animal Humane Society, Adoption Coordinator

WHEN: April 22-24, 2016

WHERE: Minnesota Horse Expo
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1265 Snelling Ave North
St. Paul, MN 55108