C.A.R.E.S. Companies Donate $3,000 to Save Malnourished Horses
Charleston, SC - Charleston C.A.R.E.S. (Carriage Association for Responsible Equine Safety) announced on Friday morning its three member companies, Charleston Carriage Works, Old South Carriage Company and Palmetto Carriage Works, would donate the $3,000 necessary to save the malnourished horses featured in last night's ABC News 4 segment.
The story featured two starving horses, Spirit and Bailey, that were taken in by L.E.A.R.N. Horse Rescue (Livestock & Equine Awareness & Rescue Network) in Meggett. The group requested $3,000 in critical support from the Charleston Animal Society in order to save the horses but was denied.
In response, the member companies of Charleston C.A.R.E.S. stepped up on Friday, donating $3,000 to save the horses.
"Above all else, our companies are made up of people who love horses," said Charleston C.A.R.E.S. president Tommy Doyle. "When we saw the devastating condition of Spirit and Bailey and then heard they were getting no local support, we knew we had to step up. It's the right thing to do."
Charleston Carriage Works, Old South Carriage Company, and Palmetto Carriage Works formed Charleston C.A.R.E.S. to promote and advocate for the highest standards of care for horses and mules in Charleston's horse carriage company. These three companies have strict standards that exceed the federal, state and local protection laws to ensure the safety and well being of the horses.