A local group that rescues slaughter-bound horses and pairs them with new owners is working to expand its mission to help terminally ill children.
Napa Valley Horse Rescue, founded and operated by Napa resident Angela Carte, filed this month for 501(c)3 nonprofit status and is developing a free therapeutic riding program for terminally ill children.
The group buys horses bound for slaughter and brings them back to Napa, where Carte finds owners willing to give the horses a second lease on life. Some horses with the right temperament have been saved to be used in the therapy program.
On Feb. 2, Napa Valley Horse Rescue will hold its “Dreams Do Come True” fundraiser at the Black Stallion Winery on Silverado Trail to help make the therapy program a reality. Tickets are $75 and include dinner, wine and the chance to bid on live and silent auction items. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit nvhr.bpt.me or call 227-9015.