A Message from Mary
With the holidays upon us, we’re wrapping up a banner year in the history of NEER North, a year when we found a home of our own! It’s made a huge difference to be in a facility that supports our mission of rescuing, rehabilitating, and re-homing at-risk equines in crisis and aiding horse owners in crisis.
As we care for our rescues, welcome and educate visitors about the important work we do, and serve the local equine community at our tack shop exchange, we are grateful to all who opened their hearts and wallets to support our Home of Our Own Campaign. Thank you!
Special thanks, too, to all who contributed to the success of our recent “Raise the Bar" auction”. This annual event requires a tremendous amount of planning and hard work. Our volunteer auction committee, auctioneer Frank Bertolino, and musicians Cynthia Keefe and James Paone deserve special recognition, along with all those who donated this year’s amazing array of items and came to the auction ready to bid.
In addition to supporting our ongoing activities, auction funds help us pay for expenses such as the current work on our barn’s foundation. This project took on new urgency after a rainstorm compromised some major support beams earlier this fall. Until we can reinforce the foundation, we are limited in the amount of weight (as in horses and hay!) the barn can support. So far we’ve been lucky with the unseasonably warm weather, but we all know what lies ahead. Having a structurally sound and safe barn is critical to our mission. We welcome any and all donations to help us pay for this project.
If you haven’t visited for a while, please stop by to see what’s new at the barn. We’re all decked out for the season, and several of our beautiful rescues are now in good shape and ready for adoption. Please go to www.neernorth.org/neer-north-horses-up-for-adoption on our Web site for more information.
Happy Holidays to everyone in our caring NEER North community. We couldn’t do what we do without you!
Founder and President