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Minnesota Humane Society Provides Hay Bank Grant

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The Minnesota Hay Bank is the grateful receipt of a 5th grant from the Minnesota Humane Society (MHS). From Day One, MHS, a statewide education, advocacy, and rescue organization dedicated to protecting the lives and interests of Minnesota’s animals, has supported our mission. Indeed, our founding grant to launch the Minnesota Hay Bank in December 2012 was provided by MHS. Without MHS’s help, the hay bank would not be the success it is today.

Founded in 1869, MHS is the oldest humane society in Minnesota.  From its early victory in the late 1800’s of establishing one of the first laws making cruelty to animals a crime, MHS has consistently confronted the issues, raised awareness, and taken bold action to make Minnesota a better and more humane place for animals.

Please visit the MHS website to learn more about its mission and how you can support this critical organization.

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Minnesota Hay Bank Receives Grant from Banfield Charitable Trust

Summer 2014 — The Minnesota Hay Bank has received a grant from Banfield Charitable Trust to support Hay Bank programs that assist horse owners. Established in 2004, the mission of Banfield Charitable Trust is to fund or administer programs to keep pets and people together and to facilitate solutions to ensure no pet owner will ever have to surrender their pet.

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“We are very excited and grateful to receive a grant from the Banfield Charitable Trust. It comes at the perfect time as we continue fundraising for the upcoming winter season,” said Stacy Bettison, co-founder of the Minnesota Hay Bank. “We look forward to using these funds this winter to help horse owners who meet our application criteria, so they can keep their well fed, healthy, and at home.”

The high price of hay and lengthy Minnesota winters have put added pressure on horse owners everywhere, but especially those already struggling to feed their horses. Thanks to the Banfield Charitable Trust, the Minnesota Hay Bank is well positioned to serve people and horses that need the most help.

Since its launch in December 2012, the Minnesota Hay Bank has received over 80 applications for assistance to feed over 400 horses.

About the MNHWC

The Minnesota Horse Welfare Coalition is a group of organizations, attorneys, horse rescues, humane agents and individuals working to prevent equine neglect, abandonment and abuse. The Coalition is comprised of teams dedicated to solving different aspects of the problem through its Minnesota Castration Clinic, Minnesota Hay Bank, assisting and providing resources to law enforcement in criminal prosecutions of horse crimes, assisting with temporary foster care, veterinary assistance and euthanasia.

About Banfield Charitable Trust

The Banfield Charitable Trust works to ensure that every wanted and loved pet stays in their home. It strives to create strong and healthy bonds between pets and their owners so that pets are not left to uncertain futures in overcrowded shelters. The Trust wants to see pet families thrive and is working to change the conversation in the national animal assistance arena to focus on preventing surrender.

The Trust’s mission is to fund or administer programs to keep pets and people together and to facilitate solutions to ensure no pet owner will ever have to surrender their pet. Committed to maintaining the human-pet bond, the Trust offers support for emergency and preventive veterinary care, assistance for struggling pet owners with their pet care needs, and grants to pet-related organizations that are providing solutions that get at the root causes of pet surrender.

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Minnesota Hay Bank Receives Grant from Canterbury Park

Summer 2014 — The Minnesota Hay Bank has received a $3,000 grant from the Canterbury Park Minnesota Fund to support the mission of the Minnesota Hay Bank and feed horses in need this coming winter.

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The Minnesota Hay Bank was awarded the grant by the Canterbury Park Minnesota Fund at a time when financial and in-kind donations are needed more than ever. The high price of hay, coupled with a longer-than-anticipated winter in Minnesota and heavy rains this spring, has put added pressure on horse owners everywhere, but especially those already struggling to feed their horses.

“We are so grateful for the support we have received from Canterbury Park Minnesota Fund since we launched the Minnesota Hay Bank in 2012,” said Laura Hutchinson, Chair of the Minnesota Horse Coalition’s Fundraising Committee. “Canterbury has been consistently there for us, with both in-kind and financial support, and this second grant comes at a critical time,” she added.

Since its launch in December 2012, the Minnesota Hay Bank has received over 80 applications for assistance to feed over 400 horses. With the Canterbury Park Minnesota Fund grant, the Minnesota Hay Bank has raised over $13,000 in 2014.

About the MNHWC

The Minnesota Horse Welfare Coalition is a group of organizations, attorneys, horse rescues, humane agents and individuals working to prevent equine neglect, abandonment and abuse. The Coalition is comprised of teams dedicated to solving different aspects of the problem through its Minnesota Castration Clinic, Minnesota Hay Bank, assisting and providing resources to law enforcement in criminal prosecutions of horse crimes, assisting with temporary foster care, veterinary assistance and euthanasia.

About Canterbury Park and Canterbury Park Minnesota Fund

Canterbury Park Racetrack and Card Casino is Minnesota’s premier entertainment destination. Located in Shakopee, Minnesota, just 25 minutes from downtown Minneapolis & St. Paul, Canterbury Park is home to Live Racing, Simulcast Racing and a 24/7 Card Casino featuring Texas Hold’em, Blackjack and more.

The Canterbury Park Minnesota Fund (CPMF) originated in 2003 to unite Canterbury Park, our employees, horsemen and vendors in a common goal to provide assistance for charities benefiting equine organizations, responsible gaming programs and local causes.  The CPMF has grown into a successful grant program, awarding more than $750,000 in grants to Minnesota organizations since its inception.

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