Cheryl Wicks: Efforts, fundraiser help 41 rescued horses |

Cheryl Wicks: Efforts, fundraiser help 41 rescued horses

On March 14, the Lacy J. Dalton concert took place at the beautiful Martines ranch in Penn Valley. There were 500 people in attendance. This was a benefit for the 41 horses that Animal Control, Sammie’s Friends, Horse Plus and so many volunteers rescued in January. From rescuing the horses to the Lacy J. Dalton fundraiser, an amazing group of people came together to do something miraculous. The roundup itself was organized in less than a week and this huge fundraiser was put together in less than a month. No one can dispute that this community really cares for its horses.

I am unable to list every person who helped, the number is too large. There were well over 100 people who made all of this possible. Sammie’s Friends is so grateful for all the help that everyone provided to see to it that these 41 horses were rescued. A giant thanks to all. I hope many blessings come your way for your big heart for the horses.

Cheryl Wicks, co-founder

Sammie’s Friends

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