If you visit Lollypop Farm, you will see many horses in the pastures along the Farm Walk. Horses come to us for many different reasons, but more often than not, it's because the owner could no longer afford the horse's care. The cost of horse care has more than doubled in the last ten years.
Because we turn no animal away, thousands of dollars are spent each year caring for horses at Lollypop Farm — from food and shelter to enrichment and veterinary care. Did you know, for example, that we will often bring in outside vets with large animal experience if one becomes ill or injured? As you can imagine, with over 10 horses on the campus at any given time, expenses add up fast.
Horses also come to Lollypop Farm when our Law Enforcement Department removes them from cruelty situations. One such example is "Proud Mary" who came to us in January 2012. She is a Thoroughbred who had been raced the previous year but was sold at the end of the season. That owner allowed her to become horribly malnourished in just a matter of months. When she first arrived at Lollypop Farm, Mary was in very poor health. After months of vigilant care by our staff to make sure that she got what she needed to gain weight, she has blossomed into a beautiful lady!
Please help horses like Proud Mary by becoming a sponsor of the horses at Lollypop Farm.
Can you help sponsor our horses? If you would like to sponsor our horses, please select a donation amount. $50 will help us to care for one horse for one month, $150 for three months, and $600 for a full year.
Thank you so much for thinking of the horses at Lollypop Farm!