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This Sunday: the SPCA of Texas' Celebrates Help A Horse Day

Community support needed for chance to win up to $25,000 ASPCA grant to help save more horses

(McKINNEY, TX); April 21, 2016--This Sunday, giddy up and gallop over to the SPCA of Texas’ Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center at 8411 Stacy Road in McKinney for Help a Horse Day from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.!
On Sunday, April 24, the SPCA of Texs will be taking part in the national celebration of ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) Help A Horse Day and competing for a chance to win up to $25,000 in grant prizes to assist with their efforts to help and protect horses. In honor of the ASPCA’s 150th Anniversary celebration this year, the contest has been expanded to include a total of $100,000 in grant prizes, including a grand prize of $25,000.

To celebrate the day, the community will enjoy a FREE event that will in clude horse training demonstrations along with touring the horse pastures, kids craft time, learning how to draw horses from a local artist, Muenster Milling livestock nutrition information and more! Plus, meet the McKinney Mounted Patrol and, of course the SPCA of Texas’ adoptable horses plus you can enjoy food and refreshments courtesy of PepsiCo.

Each year, the SPCA of Texas’ Animal Cruelty Investigations Unit rescues more than 2,000 animals in distress, including livestock. Many of the livestock animals at the SPCA of Texas come from rescue situations and can go through weeks or even months of rehabilitation before they’re ready to be adopted.

Donations made at Help a Horse Day will assist in providing the animals plenty of nutritional food and hay to eat so they can become healthy enough for adoption.

This nationwide competition is for equine rescues and sanctuaries to raise awareness about the lifesaving work they do year-round to care for at-risk horses in their community who have often been abused or neglected.

For more information, visit

SPOKESPERSON: Maura Davies, VP for Communications: 214-537-3748 (m)

WHEN: Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center
8411 Stacy Road
McKinney, TX 75070





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