Some years ago, we were left a small inheritance from a close family member and avid animal lover. Unable to ever locate the ideal piece of land to build a barn and care for horses, he hoped we might one day succeed where he had failed.
After waiting for six years, the property adjacent to ours was put up for sale and we promptly purchased it! Aware of the time sensitivity of our ambitious project, the various contractors we hired, including Geneva Sheds, LLC, American Electric, Diamond Door, Gold Seal Spray Foam Insulation, RMT Excavating, and G and H Well Digging, completed the barn in four months.
Fortune continued to smile on us because while the barn was under construction, the land adjacent to it unexpectedly went on sale, and we bought that property as well. Our future plans for the land include a large hay field and pasture expansion should the need arise.
We built five custom stalls ourselves – with room for more — and ensured the horses stabled there would be kept comfortable and content, warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Overseeing them are an excellent equine veterinarian, a highly experienced and gentle farrier (he trims and shoes their hooves), and numerous horse-savvy members of our community.
Like the dog Sanctuary, the inhabitants of the horse Sanctuary will be seniors and those with special needs, unadoptable, and ours to care for and cherish for the rest of their lives.
And like our passion for the dogs, our passion for these horses is boundless, as is our endless capacity to learn from them.
We’re learning the true meaning of being part of a “herd.” We’re learning the importance of correctly reading both human and equine body language. We’re learning how truly creative horses are, how their silliness can make us smile, how intense the bonds between us can be. And as we learn more, we’ll share these treasured life lessons with all of you.
Please, therefore, review the stories of our Sanctuary horses below. If you could contribute to their upkeep, won’t you please consider making a tax-deductible donation to us? We can use cash donations, gift cards to farm stores and in-kind donations of stall bedding, grain and treats. They, and we, would be most grateful.
NE Ohio Greyhound Rescue, Inc.
Senior and Special Needs Sanctuary
P.O. Box 3, Austinburg, OH 44010
Some Stories About Greyhounds That Have Touched Our Lives
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