Equine Network Foundation Hosts Volunteer Day at Rising Starr Rescue in Wilton, CT

Over 80 Volunteers Joined Forces to Make a Difference, Supported by Anheuser-Busch Foundation, Purina®, and Absorbine®.

The EN Foundation is proud to announce a successful volunteer day at Rising Starr Rescue in Wilton, Connecticut, courtesy of the A Home for Every Horse program. The event brought together over 80 dedicated volunteers from valued supporters, including Anheuser-Busch Foundation, Purina, and Absorbine, to contribute their time and efforts towards improving the rescue facility.

Throughout the day, volunteers engaged in several impactful activities, including fixing fences, painting sheds and barns, and replacing stall gates. These efforts were crucial in ensuring the rescue animals at Rising Starr have a safe and well-maintained environment.

Event Highlights:

  • Collaborative Efforts: Volunteers from EN Foundation, Anheuser-Busch Foundation, Purina, and Absorbine worked side by side to complete essential maintenance tasks.
  • Generous Donations: Purina generously donated feed to support the nutritional needs of the rescue animals. Absorbine contributed products crucial for the ongoing care and maintenance of the animals. Anheuser-Busch Foundation helped to fund the materials needed for improvements.
  • Check Presentation: Anheuser-Busch Foundation presented the Equine Network Foundation with a check for $50,000. This generous donation will help further our mission to help protect all horses and the industry surrounding them.
  • Special Treat: As a special thank you to the volunteers, the famous Budweiser Clydesdales and hitch arrived after the event, providing a memorable experience for all attendees.

“Rescues and the horses they help are at the heart of everything we do; we are so very thankful for the good work that Rising Starr Rescue does, and we’re happy to provide much-needed materials and manpower to improve their facility,” said Melissa Kitchen, President of the Equine Network Foundation. “Purina, the Anheuser-Busch Foundation, and Absorbine helped us make the day a great success, and we are grateful for their support.”

This volunteer day exemplifies the power of community and EN Foundation, A Home for Every Horse, and their generous donors’ commitment to helping better the lives of horses every day.

About EN Foundation
With a mission to advance the welfare and well-being of equids and the equestrian community through impactful initiatives and fierce advocacy, the Equine Network Foundation looks to provide support in the form of grants and services to both rescues and other sectors of the horse industry.

To learn more about the Equine Network Foundation and how you can support this vital cause, please visit equinenetworkfoundation.org.