Triple R Horse Rescue is in urgent need of funds to ensure our rescue stays open during the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Typically, we would be participating in various public events around the state, educating and spreading awareness about equine issues but also fundraising to support our herd. However, because of our current situation with social distancing, quarantines, and lockdowns, all our public fundraising events, for at least the next few months, have been cancelled. This is a huge hit to our rescue as Triple R relies on volunteers, supporters, and donations year-round. We are 100% volunteer run and all proceeds/donations that come into the rescue go back, 100%, into taking care of our animals. On average, one horse costs around $200-$325 a month and that only includes basic feed and supplements, hoof care, and general medical costs. This does not include additional costs when we have a horse on high $ medication, dental work is needed, etc. Additionally, we are getting an increased amount of surrender inquiries from those who are experiencing difficultly caring/providing for their animals due to recent job loss, reduction in pay, sickness, and other issues both COVID-19 and non-related to the outbreak. If we bring in new equine into our facility that $$$ increases because our feed bill is now higher, we incur additional vet bills as we always fully assess and treat any new horse/donkey that we bring in, and depending on the situation there may be other unknown costs as well. Not only do we have the associated costs above but we also have to continue to pay to maintain our facility up in the Spur Cross Conservation area - this includes a monthly lease payment as well as necessary maintenance (only associated costs for parts, labor is done by our BOD and/or volunteers) on the horse stalls/shades, water pump, tractor, etc. All these things are necessary in making sure we can provide the best facility, safety, and care for our equine. Outside of any monetary donation - we are also accepting physical donations, please visit our website for the contact details of our Triple R team and for additional info. We appreciate and understand if you cannot make a monetary donation at this time but if you could even just share this campaign, every little bit helps! We want to thank our volunteers, supporters, and donors - we couldn't do this without you! We hope you are all staying safe and healthy during these trying times. Thank you.