Ponies are cute and every child wants one but do you really know what ponies are all about? The Wind Dancer Pony Rescue is hosting its monthly Open Day on July 5, 2014 at the Rescue, located at 1165 Hwy 8 in Sheffield, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come and learn about what it takes to care for a pony, meet some of those that have been lucky enough to be rescued by Wind Dancer and even meet Wind Dancer herself, the spirited pony who is the namesake and mascot of the Rescue. The ponies love to meet visitors and be petted and groomed!
“Most people don’t realize how vulnerable to abuse and neglect ponies are,” says Dr. Paula Dupuy, founding president of the Rescue.
Since its inception three years ago, the Wind Dancer Pony Rescue has come to the aid of 18 ponies, nine of which are on site at the facility and nine of which are in foster homes.
“They appear so hardy, and many think they make cute pets for their children. What they sometimes forget is that, long after the child has grown up or lost interest, the pony still needs love and care,” says Dupuy, an equine and companion animal veterinarian.
There will be opportunities to talk to volunteers and staff from the Rescue, learn more about what it takes to run the Rescue and ponies for you to pet and groom. If you have ever considered donating or volunteering your time for the cause, this is a great time to come and check it out! Refreshments will be served!