BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Three furry ambassadors from the Last Stop Horse Rescue were in Bangor today to raise awareness about the rescue's efforts and to spread some holiday cheer.
The non-profit rescue located in Prentis opened six years ago and has been taking in horses that have been abused and neglected from the state for the past two years. Sisters Joyce Pomeroy and Nona Jenkins, who co-founded the rescue, brought their three ambassador miniature horses Honey, Babe, and Tate to Tractor supply in Bangor to thank the public for all their generous donations that kept the rescue going. "We're all family when it comes to horses in rescue," says Pomeroy. "We're all in it for the one purpose. For the horse."
Last Stop Horse Rescue's goal is to rehabilitate the horses they receive and place them in a loving home. There are currently about 18 horses being cared for now, each with their fair share of an appetite. "We have a big tractor trailer truck that comes in with 17 round bails and it costs about $600 a month for that," says the rescue's co-founder Jenkins. According to Jenkins all of the donations that were made today will go towards helping pay for that hay and the roughly 15 bags of grain the rescue goes through a month.
To make a donation or to find out more on what you can do to help you can go to www.laststophorserescue.com. Pomeroy and Jenkins will also be at the Bangor Mall Cinemas Christmas day December 25th from 10am-4pm with their mini horses if you want to stop by and pay them a visit.