A Message from Mary
Remember your grandparents telling you that, back in the day, they had to walk seven miles to school and back through a blizzard--uphill both ways, in the dark--when the temperature was 20 below?
There’s no need to exaggerate the serious challenges we’ve faced this winter at the NEER North barn. We are incredibly fortunate to have a community of dedicated volunteers who have showed up for their shifts even in blizzard conditions and sub-zero wind chills to keep our rescues safe, fed, watered, and reasonably comfortable during this prolonged period of severe weather. We are equally grateful for the foster families who have taken some of our rescues into their own barns to lighten our load as we prepare to meet an April deadline for vacating our current facility. I can’t thank you enough for all that you do!
As you may have heard, generous donations of all sizes to our Home of Our Own Campaign have brought us very close to the purchase price of a nearby property ideally suited to NEER North’s activities. We hope to be able to make an exciting announcement sometime soon. Until we can relocate, however, the heartbreaking reality is that we are turning away horses and ponies in dire need. If you know of anyone who might contribute to Home of Our Own, please urge them to do so now by visiting www.neernorth.org. With everyone’s continued support, I’m certain we will be able to resume this core aspect of our mission very soon. We’re almost home!
Founder and President