Press Release January 2013

Media Contact:
Mary Martin,  President & Founder, NEER North
Phone: 508-284-4022
Email: Mary Martin 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New England Equine Rescue North Launches “Home of Our Own” Campaign to Raise Funds for New Facility

West Newbury, Mass. – January 29, 2013 – New England Equine Rescue North (NEER North), a local, volunteer-run, not-for-profit equine rescue, today announced the start of its “Home of Our Own” campaign, a fundraiser aimed at establishing a permanent home for the rescue. With the help of supporters, the organization hopes to raise more than $300,000 in donations in the coming year.

For more than 10 years, NEER North has rescued dozens of horses from abuse, neglect and slaughter while providing support to owners in crisis. In addition to its work with rescues, NEER North volunteers educate the public on responsible horse ownership and provides help where assistance is needed.

“Our fundraising goal of $300,000 may be lofty, but we continue to see a strong need for assistance with many local horses and owners, and we are determined to continue the growth and success of our rescue,” said Mary Martin, president and founder of NEER North. “Securing our own home is a critical next step in our organization’s evolution and contributing to NEER North’s “Home of Our Own” campaign puts us on the path to accomplish our goal while allowing individuals to show their support and act on their passion for horses.”

NEER North currently leases property in West Newbury, Mass., but seeks to purchase a permanent property in the coming year. At present, NEER North’s limited facilities and pasture space hampers the impact that the organization can have on the equine community. By acquiring its own land, hay fields and barn, NEER North expects to expand its operations, grow hay and shift funds currently allocated towards rent and feed to more directly benefit local horses in crisis. In addition, NEER North plans to expand further into the community by hosting clinics and events at the new facility.

For more information about NEER North and the “Home of Our Own” campaign, or to make a tax-deductible donation, please visit www.neernorth.org.

About NEER North

For more than 10 years, NEER North has been helping horses and owners in crisis, primarily in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. A year ago, the rescue became a volunteer-based 501c3 nonprofit organization and remains dedicated to rescuing horses who are abused, neglected, or at-risk of slaughter. In addition to rescues, NEER North educates the public on responsible horse ownership and networks to help where assistance is needed. For more information about NEER North and the dozens of horses the organization has helped, please visit www.neernorth.org.