Just received this e-mail, urgently seeking financial help for the hundreds of Quarter Horses found starving in Montana. Many have had to be put down, but there is hope for the others if they can get food quickly.
Subject: Action Alert: Operation Home Place in Billings, MT
Operation Home Place Needs Your Help!
Attention AQHA Members
By now, you might have heard about Operation Home Place and the 450+ head of American Quarter Horses outside of Billings, MT, that have been neglected and are in dire need of hay and water. AQHA Corporate Partner Tractor Supply Company, as well as other local businesses and individuals, has graciously donated the water tanks. We are asking for your help with a donation of hay or money to purchase hay. The immediate need is for grass hay or grass/alfalfa mix. Additionally, assistance is needed to pay for transporting hay to the horses and vet care.
Any donation is appreciated in an effort to save these horses.
The American Quarter Horse Association in no way condones neglect or abuse of any animal. In fact, the foremost concern of AQHA is that all American Quarter Horses and all other animals are treated humanely and with dignity and respect. AQHA believes it is paramount that members pull together and help the horses in this situation.
If making a monetary donation, please send to the address below:
PO Box 1981
Billings, MT 59103
Please make checks out to the NILE Foundation with Operation Home Place written in the “For” line on the check. For credit card donations, please call the NILE office at 406-256-2495.
For hay donations, call the NILE office at 406-256-2495 to coordinate staging.
Thank you for your help!