For 20 years, Bear Valley Rescue has been rescuing horses and has had great success in finding them good homes.
This Saturday, Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., they'll be celebrating their accomplishments with an eager eye on the future at their annual open house.
Bear Valley Rescue is located at 31123 Range Rd. 60 in Sundre, AB, about 68 km north of Cochrane.
Tours are scheduled for 11 a.m., 12 noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Entertainment is being provided by Linda Jean and Gloria Kae. You can check out some of their music here.
There's also a bake sale and barbecue, raffles, a 50/50 draw, a tack silent auction, and a merchandise booth.
It's a free to attend, but donations are welcomed. All proceeds go directly to supporting the animals.
Currently, it has put a freeze on intake due to a huge increase in surrender requests. They welcome inquiries from people considering adopting or fostering a horse.
That said, if you are struggling and have to surrender a horse, they encourage you to reach out, because they may be able to help or network to assist.
They are battling the rising price of hay and welcome hay donations before the snow flies.
Bear Valley Rescue was founded in 2003. It was registered federally as a charity in January 2005 and provincially as a society in 2008.
In September 2015, Bear Valley Rescue became the first verified equine sanctuary in Canada with the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS). GFAS is the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, with strict standards that have to be metoto be accredited by their organization.
For more information go here.
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