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How You Can Help or Receive Aid

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  Red Bullet   How and Where to Help in San Juan Capistrano (Orange County). New from the The Capistrano Dispatch. Posted Friday Evening, November 7, 2003. The following groups are collecting items for victims of the California wildfires: 

  • The Equestrian Coalition is collecting tax-deductible donations for horse owners at Sycamore Commons.

  • Rancho Capistrano is collecting clothing and other goods at its front gate.

  • Ortega Tack and Feed off Rancho Viejo Road is collecting tack and horse blankets for equine fire victims.

For more information or other details, please contact Jonathan Volzke at 949-248-2296 or e-mail: info@thecapistranodispatch.com

Red Bullet   How to Give. New from the San Diego Union-Tribune Website. Posted Saturday Morning, November 1, 2003

Red Bullet   Helping Hotlines. New from Jan Austin's Horse Rescue Network. Posted Saturday Morning, November 1, 2003 (Thanks a bunch, Jan!)

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Red Bullet   Help Needed at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Posted Friday evening, October 31, 2003

From Tierra Del Norte Arabian Horse Association Member, Kira Ezis:

The Del Mar Fairgrounds, which is the main evacuation center for horses in San Diego County, needs volunteers to help in watering, feeding, exercising, and cleaning up after the evacuated animals in their care. They also could use people to man the phone lines and people with large trailers for taking the evacuees home. You must be 16 or older for the day shift and 18 or older for the graveyard shift, 10pm to 7am. They would like us to use the Solana Beach gate, Security will take us to the feed store where we will get our assignments. If you're interested and can help, please contact Kira Ezis at 760-598-0223 or the Del Mar Fair Grounds at 858-509-5245. 

Hope to see you out there.
Kira

(This announcement is made in conjunction with Jan Austin's Arabian Network website. More information is available and posted there.)

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Red Bullet   These help us too ~ Thank you, Susan! Posted Thursday Morning, October 30, 2003

"I'm in Georgia and can't do anything physical to help but wanted you to know that (thanks to e-mail) all of you out there are known to many prayer groups around the country, and you are in the forefront of our prayers."

Susan McBride

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Red Bullet   More resources now available ~ give or receive aid.  Posted: Wednesday Evening, October 29, 2003

"Many horsemen are going to need some financial help to get through the next few weeks (board & extra, expensive feeding costs). Has anyone heard of a central, regional emergency aid program being set up for them?" (Kat)

 Yes, the following agencies are accepting donations and offering supplies:

  • For donations of "physical" supplies - vet wrap, bandaging supplies, halters, etc.
    Brian Dooley
    8535 Dice Road
    Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

  • To help pay for feed: Mary's Tack & Feed, Del Mar, CA 
    1-800-551-6279

If you hear of anymore, please let us know so we can post them here! ~Suzi Morris



Red Bullet   From Sandra Singleton. Posted: Wednesday Evening, October 29, 2003

"The Poway Valley Riders Association has a web site with links helping people find their horses or for posting info on rescued horses.

Their website address is: http://www.pvra.com

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Red Bullet   From Sandra Singleton. Posted: Tuesday Evening, October 28, 2003

"Many people want to know how they can help the Southern California horseman, of which there are hundreds, if not thousands, who are directly affected by the fires in our state. I've accumulated information about a few groups that are involved, so will share them here:

1) Alta Loma Riding Club 
Emergency Response Team 
P.O. Box 116 
Alta Loma, CA 91701 
Donations are tax deductible (keep your returned check as a receipt) and -all- donations go towards funding the ERT.

2) United Animals Nations

3) Call the Sheriff's Departments in either Ventura County, Los Angeles County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County &/or San Diego County (all these counties -- essentially ALL of Southern California -- have horrible fires) and ask what rescue agencies you can support.

4) Call the SPCA in those counties to offer help.

5) Check with the on-line sites of the various Los Angeles TV & radio station  (all can be find via a google.com search) for information about the Fire Victims Relief Fund that has been set up.

6) The San Diego Wild Animal Park (the northern location of the San Diego Zoo, will need help, too. Funds can be donated to the San Diego Zoological Society.

If you aren't getting the news, or even for those of us who are, the devastation in Southern California is beyond our experience."

~Sandra.

Thank you Sandra!


Red Bullet   From Sandra Singleton. Posted: Tuesday Afternoon, October 28, 2003

Needing horse trailers to evacuate horses in Bonita/Proctor Valley/Otay Lakes/El Cajon Area. Fires expected to move this way, on horizon. Not enough trailers!

Please call:
619-339-9077
619-865-9181
Ask for Molly or Naomie

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