We are in desperate need of hay
are ALWAYS in need of forage for our charges!
Donations to Help Us with Veterinary Costs:
The GGF's most urgent need right now is help with our veterinary
bills. Currently we are drowning in veterinary expenses and need
help. If you would like to donate to our veterinary fund, please
send donations, marked "Veterinary Fund" to:
GGF, 101 Ivandale Rd
Hamilton, VA 20158
OR donate above via a secure link to Paypal
If you would like to donate directly to our vets, they have requested
that you may do so by credit card only. Piedmont Equine, 540-364-4950
or Blue Ridge Veterinary Assoc 540/338-PETS. You have only to
tell the vets office that you are donating toward The Gingersnap
the Gingersnap Girls Foundation is dedicated to helping the neediest
of equines that, quite often, means the sickest and most debilitated.
The Foundation has been unusually hard hit this past nine months.
We have taken in several horses who have required and some who
continue to require extensive medical assistance. Though we are
fortunate to have veterinarians who are kind enough to offer us
discounts, we are still in dire need of monetary donations
to help defray some of our staggering veterinary bills.
always want to stress that even $1.00 helps us! Please consider
helping us in this way and know that you are doing your part to
help end animal abuse.
Gingersnap Girls Foundation needs your help in the rescue process.
In order to save one horse, the Gingersnap Girls has a bare bones
expenditure of approximately $350. This initial cost includes
the following: trailering to our facility, hay and grain for the
first few weeks, preliminary veterinary care to include vaccinations,
and corrective farrier care. As noted, this $350 is bare bones
care. Many of our horses require extensive and/or prolonged
veterinary medical services to help them recover from the neglect,
abuse, and/or starvation from which they have been rescued.
help us to continue helping these less fortunate creatures by
donating whatever amount you can. And know that you have done
your part to help in the fight to end animal abuse.
Donations In Lieu of Gifts or Flowers
for the perfect gift or remembrance? Why not give something that
everyone can feel good about AND benefits a charity? The
Gingersnap Girls Foundation welcomes donations in lieu of gifts
or flowers. The Foundation will accept and process checks received
as donations, send acknowledgements to donors, and will track
and provide a detailed list of donors to the married couple or
set up The Gingersnap Girls Foundation as your charity of choice,
please e-mail Ann at firstname.lastname@example.org
or please call 540/338-5218.
your announcement, please direct readers to www.gingersnapgirls.org
for more details.
should be made out to The Gingersnap Girls Foundation and should
be mailed as follows:
Gingersnap Girls donation for (name of party/funeral)
C/o Ann Mercer
101 Ivandale Road
Hamilton, VA 20158
Gingersnap Girls Foundation will do the following:
the event on our website with a page and form for making donations
maintain this donation site for one month after this event
acknowledgement letters to donor (with information on how their
donation will benefit abandoned, neglected, abused horses)
provide the married couple or grieving family with detailed list
of donors in a keepsake folder
Your Donation will help in so MANY WAYS
Equine Rescue Groups - a portion
of monies raised will go to assist non-profit equine rescue groups
who are working at the grassroots level; those who are going to
livestock auctions to purchase the most helpless, ill, elderly
and bring them back to the safety of their shelters to either
rehabilitate or humanely euthanize.
Education - the main goal of the Gingersnap Girls Equine Education
and Rescue Foundation is to EDUCATE the general public to the
plight of many horses, ponies, donkeys, and burros who have either
been cast aside or, many times even worse, suffering horrible
abuse at the hands of man. If we bring awareness about the situations,
we have more eyes and ears to help protect these beautiful animals.
Care - At the present time, the Gingersnap Girls has room
for only 6 horses at a time. Because of the tremendous need, we
must seek out foster homes in order to continue our rescue work.
In the future, we would like to have our own shelter with slightly
larger facilities. Large or small, your kind, tax-deductible donation
will help us reach our goal.
three Gingersnap Girls were each rescued by people who were not
afraid to involve themselves in helping them. They were not professional
"horse people", just people who saw something wrong
and did something about it.
Helped These Girls ... YOU
can help, too -
Everyone is part of the solution!
this foundation we hope to educate everyone - not just the equine
community - that there are agencies, individuals, county governments,
and local human and rescue groups to call when you see something
that doesn't look "just right."
here to download our donation form
You Can Help
Download and help distribute our brochure, and let people know
about our foundation. Download
Our Brochure (large file
in PDF format)
Participate in our Southern
States "Bag Tag" (proof of purchase) Program
Attend our Annual Fund
Raising Events or donate items to be auctioned or given as
Don't patronize businesses that over breed horses and then send
their unwanted equines to slaughter.
Check out riding academies and camps - find out where their
"used up" horses go. There are humane operations - take
the time to find them!
For estrogen replacement therapy, ask your doctor about
one of the numerous alternatives to Premarin, including Cenestin,
a new plant-based form of conjugated estrogens.
DON'T breed your horse: rescue one - from camps, riding
academies, race tracks, a local equine rescue shelter, etc. You
could save a horse from ending up as "dinner", while
gaining a new best friend.
Don't buy articles made from horse hide, i.e. "Corinthian
leather", clothing and accessories made from "Pony Skin",
and brushes and other items made from horse hair.
Before attending an auction, familiarize yourself with
all animal HEALTH, TRANSPORTATION, and CRUELTY laws in your state.
If you see a horse who is in poor
condition, and/or having no food, shelter, or water, please contact
your local animal control office which is listed in the telephone
Document all violations effectively and report them to
local law enforcement. Getting laws enforced will cost the offenders
money and help prevent suffering.
Support efforts in your state to oppose horse slaughter.
SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT HORSE SLAUGHTER AND ABUSE.
REMEMBER: You do not have to be a "horse person"
to know when something is inhumane and just plain wrong. Contact
your local animal control office if you see any abuse.