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Giddy-Up & Go hosts 13th annual fundraiser

Giddy Up and Go members last year.

FARMINGTON - The Giddy-Up & Go 4-H Horse Club in Franklin county is hosting their 13th annual fundraiser for the Double B Equine Rescue in Industry.

The rescue takes in surrendered, unwanted, neglected and abused horses along with other equines from around the state and provides them with food, water, medical and rehabilitative care.

The rescue currently has 23 equines. Donations of any monetary amount and/or hay, grain, shavings, tack, equipment or related items would be greatly appreciated as they care for these minis, donkeys, ponies and horses who have been through so much already.

Members of the Giddy-Up & Go 4-H club will begin collecting donations on Feb. 15; donations will be delivered to the Double B Rescue on Feb. 22 however donations can be made anytime, even after the delivery date.

To make a donation of hay, grain, shavings, tack or equipment please contact club leader, Donna Crockett at 207-578-2269 via call/text. To make a monetary donation, please send a check made payable to Double B Rescue to the UMaine Cooperative Extension, 138 Pleasant Street Suite #1, Farmington ME 04938. Donations are still welcome before or after Feb. 22.

To learn more about Double B Equine Rescue and the horses there, please visit their Facebook page or regular website mainehorserescue.com.

University of Maine Cooperative Extension:

As a trusted resource for over 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine's land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.

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