Equine Rescue of Aiken, which currently houses over 50 rescued horses at Haven Hills Farm in Aiken, is seeking donations this December to help offset the costs of caring for the horses. The horses that live at Haven Hills came from various places. Some were bought from the "kill pens" at the auction, others were taken from neglectful homes, others were surrendered by people who loved them but could no longer afford to care for them. Most are available for adoption.
Those wishing to help the horses this winter have a number of options. Cash donations are always welcome, and, as the rescue is a registered 501c(3) charity, they are 100% tax deductible. Send a check to:
Equine Rescue of Aiken
Haven Hills Farm
532 Glenwood Dr.
Aiken, SC 29803
Another option is to donate stable and horse equipment or tack to the rescue. Haven Hills is always in need of more supplies. Things that the farm needs will be put into use. Other items will be auctioned off at a tack sale in January. Check back for the date!
Finally, various local tack shops have agreed to help the rescue this winter. Bring your used blanket to Aiken Saddlery, and you will get $25 off a new Horseware blanket. Or go to Boots, Bridles and Britches, where there is a matching gift program.
Horses are also available for adoption. Horses at the rescue generally do not look like "rescue" horses. Most of them are well-fed and well cared for. Some are green. Others have extensive training. Check out the website for some pictures and profiles.