Thoroughbred Athletes Celebrates ASPCA Help A Horse Day on April 26

tbathletesThoroughbred Athletes will be celebrating the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) national Help A Horse Day on April 26 and competing for a chance to win up to $10,000 in grant prizes to assist with their efforts to protect horses. To celebrate the day, Thoroughbred Athletes will be hosting an open house “Meet Your Next Champion” Adoptathon with demonstrations being provided as to the various adoptable horses’ talents, and capabilities. At 2 p.m., a dedication event will be held for the Ceci Leonard Quarantine Facility, which was obtained via a grant through the ASPCA’s Rescuing Racers program, fundraisers, and community donations.

This nationwide competition is for equine rescues and sanctuaries to raise awareness about the lifesaving work they do year-round to care for at-risk horses in their community who have often been abused or neglected. Horses have been central to the ASPCA’s work since its founding 149 years ago, when Henry Bergh stopped a cart driver from beating his horse, resulting in the first successful arrest for the mistreatment of a horse on April 26, 1866.

“The ASPCA Help A Horse Day contest is a wonderful opportunity for our team to welcome the residents and businesses of Oklahoma into our barn to help spread awareness about the at-risk horses who no longer have a viable career on the race track, and are in need of a new career and home,” said Lynn Sullivan, Executive Director of Thoroughbred Athletes. “Thoroughbreds are versatile, athletic, loving animals, and we hope our local supporters will come out on April 26 to help us win a $10,000 grant so we can continue our lifesaving efforts for years to come.”

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