Shop and Help
Did you know that by doing your regular shopping that you can help support NWESC - at no additional
cost to you? All you have to do is register with the following organizations to support NWESC. Simply click on
the logo for more information!
Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to NWESC (click the image above). You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number (NPO# 92513).
AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases
to NWESC, if you register us as your charity of choice!
Join iGive and they will donate $5 for joining and selecting ‘Northwest Equine Stewardship Center’. Plus, the donations keep growing as you keep shopping!
Designate NWESC to receive 10% to 100% of your final sale price the next time you list something great! eBay
will also give back to you with a fee credit on your basic selling fees.
Give the Gift of Life
A thick mist was coming down when the bay mare stepped off the
trailer. Her head hung low, her steps were slow and calculated and
everything around her was once again new and frightening. Despite her
fear and pain she walked placidly to a stall filled with deep shavings,
clean water and a small handful of hay.
She was starving to death and her survival was questionable. She was
covered in lice, had open sores and was suffering from rain rot. But her
eyes…her sad chocolate eyes held hope in them and despite her pain and
emaciated state, her quiet demeanor and polite ways quickly won over the
hearts of everyone who was graced with her presence.
Her story, unfortunately, was not uncommon. She had been seized by
Animal Control and transferred to a local equine rescue for further
treatment. Due to her emaciated state (rating a 1 on the
Score Scale), the local rescue quickly contacted NWESC to see if we
would be able to help save her.
Despite her condition – one vet commenting that she had never seen a
horse this thin still alive – the hopeful bay mare fought a quiet battle
to regain her weight and conditioning while thriving on the love she
received on a daily basis from the caretakers at NWESC. Just six weeks
after her arrival at NWESC, she left to return to the local rescue
organization as an unrecognizable beauty – full of life, full of love
and full of hope.
While it is easy to be overcome by anger and frustration over the
initial condition of this gentle animal, it is important to focus on the
fact that this horse was given love and consideration for her well-being
despite her horrific state by the staff and volunteers at NWESC. The
neglect that she suffered in the past is a reminder to those everywhere
that even when times are difficult, our animals must continue to be an
important member of the familial make-up that we all have. This mare did
not understand what she did wrong or why she was not given food and
water – she only knew hunger and pain, but her will to survive remained
NWESC needs your support to continue our mission. Our goal is to obtain sustainable monthly donations ranging from $10
to $1,000 per month. In order to assist our donors, we have created five
donor categories to help you find a sustainable donation level that fits
your budget. Our long term donors, at any level, ensure that the
efforts that NWESC makes continue to be possible!
If you are able to support NWESC, please visit our
Special Donation page
where you can make a donation and make a difference for horses in need.
All of us here at NWESC thank you for choosing to support us and the
horses that we serve in any way that you can. Every little bit helps.