As tax time approaches, the Colorado Unwanted Horse Alliance is asking Colorado taxpayers to contribute to a worthy cause.
The Colorado Unwanted Horse Alliance (CUHA) is a non-profit created in 2008 to help unwanted horses. The CUHA not only provides funds, but conducts research concerning the number and status of Colorado’s unwanted horse population along with educating the public and identifying and implementing programs to address this issue. They also provide information about the purchase, care and disposition of horses and they assist federal, state and local organizations that also help Colorado’s unwanted horse population.
In February, the Colorado Unwanted Horse Alliance (CUHA) provided Colorado hay banks with additional funds to help purchase hay. The beneficiaries were the Colorado Horsecare Foodbank and Western Slope Hay Bank. Both organizations received $1000.
“We are pleased to be able to provide funds to the hay banks so they can continue their admirable work of helping horse owners in need,” said Hildy Armour of the CUHA. “We know the drought in Colorado has driven up hay prices and made availability difficult, but there is help in Colorado. We encourage those in need to contact the hay banks for assistance; or, if you have resources to share, please consider contributing to these great resources.”
This is just one of the ways the CUHA helps horses and horse rescues throughout Colorado. Last August the organization distributed $15,000 to both hay banks and to 14 Colorado horse rescue organizations. The CUHA needs help from the public to continue their mission and they have a variety of events throughout the year to raise money and awareness. However, the easiest way the public can help CUHA is by checking the box on their 2013 Colorado income tax form to send a donation to the organization. Taxpayers can designate whatever amount they choose and donations are tax deductible and anonymous. Last year state taxpayers donated $93,000 to help horses. To learn more about this program, visit the CUHA website.
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