I am a volunteer at Citrus County Animal Services shelter, and mainly work with the dogs that come in by giving them baths and walking them, etc. In addition, I have also taken on volunteering my time and knowledge towards the care of the horses that come in to the shelter.
The shelter is currently caring for four horses that were abandoned or surrendered by their owners for various reasons. If you could find it in your heart to contribute toward the horses until we can find them adoptive homes it would be greatly appreciated.
The public has been very generous in supplying the shelter with food, blankets, sheets, towels, etc. for the dogs and cats that come into the shelter, but we are very much in need of assistance/donations towards the other animals that the shelter takes in from time to time, such as horses which are also suffering from abandonment and lack of care from their care takers due to the economy. If you want like to learn more about the horses we currently have available for adoption and how you can help them, please call Citrus County Animal Services at 352-746-8400.
Jo Budny, Volunteer at Citrus County Animal Services
The following items would be greatly appreciated:
Hay Bales (Timothy/Alfalfa mix, Orchard/Alfalfa mix, Tifton or Coastal) Please keep in mind that CCAS does not have the space for storage of large quantities of hay
Nutrena Safe Choice (Pellets)
Gift Certificates towards Feed & Supplies
Paste Worming (Invermectin, Panacur)
Donations Towards Equine Dental Work
Donations Towards Equine Farrier Services
Grooming Supplies such as Body Brushes, Curry Brush, Equine Shampoo, Hoof Picks, etc.
Donations of Horse Related Items that you may no Longer Need
He has been ridden by one of our volunteers (40 yrs experience) and by her great niece (somewhat green and 13 yrs old) both english tack and western. "I was comfortable and confident enough to have her sit on him when trail riding". He was ridden on the roadway easement past homes, mailboxes, and into a small trailhead area. Very good on trails, relaxed, not spooky at all. A true pleasure to ride on trails. He is developing hindquarter muscle slowly to help him push off. He needs to be exercised up and down hills and over poles to build up those muscles and hind legs. No bad habits that I am aware of or have seen. He does love the company of another horse, but does not have a problem when alone.