California Coastal Horse Rescue, Ojai Valley Receives Challenge Grant for Hay

California Coastal Horse Rescue

California Coastal Horse Rescue, a l0-acre non-profit equine rescue and sanctuary in Ojai, has received a Challenge Grant from the Hind Foundation in San Luis Obispo. In addition to sponsoring the Fund’s inaugural year, the Hind Foundation will match every dollar contributed to CCHR by Central Coast-wide donors up to $7,500, generating a total of $15,000 to advance this new community equine outreach.

The California Coastal Horse Rescue Emergency Hay Fund — Sponsored by the Hind Foundation will help feed Central Coast horses that are close to losing their homes due to their owner’s extreme financial hardship. “We are pleased to sponsor this innovative new CCHR Fund,” said Greg Hind, Hind Foundation president, Central Coast philanthropist and horse advocate. “It will provide temporary hay assistance without charge at the most crucial time. Our family has a special love for horses, and we are excited to help prevent their displacement from the families who love them.” Hind is a San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year for his support of vital charitable causes.

“This rare new Fund is keeping many horses from losing their homes or even being euthanized due to foreclosures and a continuing difficult economy,” said Cindy Murphree, CCHR director.

“CCHR has helped abandoned, abused, neglected and displaced horses in Ventura County, Santa Barbara County and San Luis Obispo County for over 12 years,” Murphree said. “We coordinate temporary foster homes statewide, and take calls from anywhere for advice or referrals for horses in distress. We also partner with local law enforcement and fire departments to help with community horse evacuations in disasters. All horse assistance is provided free of charge.”

To make a tax-deductible gift to help Central Coast horses and earn the Hind Foundation’s generous match, visit http://www.calcoastalhorserescue.com/ and click on Network for Good. Checks can be mailed to CCHR, 11235 N. Ventura Ave, Ojai, CA 93023. Caring people with secure facilities are also invited to become certified foster horse families. Please call 805/444-6746 or 805/649-1090.

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