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A.N.N.A. Shelter Reveals Equine Facility

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It was a big reveal Sunday at the A.N.N.A. Shelter's equine facility in Albion.

The rescue organization teamed up with veterinarian Dr. Blake Roseberry and his wife, Robyn to expand the shelter's horse rescue operations.

"This is definitely an exciting time for us," said Director of the A.N.N.A. Shelter, Ruth Thompson-Carroll. "We were ready, it's been a year and a half working here at this facility to get it where were at and just share it with the public who've been really generous and helping us provide for the horses."

Thompson-Carroll says the shelter started  rescuing horses about two years ago. Since then, it has grown from one rescue pony to over 57 horses. What was once a five-stall barn, now serves as an equine clinic, training  center, and a rescue and rehabilitation site.

"We added nine additional stalls," Thompson-Carroll said of the facility. "So there are 14 stalls here all together. We put in new fencing, just added some things to make it conducive for our mission.. People have really generous helping us, not only support these horses because it's expensive, everybody knows it's not a cheap endeavor. And then the facility, the work that we have done for the facility has been a lot of fundraising, grant writing a lot of donations that have helped to facilitate what we do."

Similar to the A.N.N.A. Shelter's spay and neuter clinics, the equine clinic will offer the same services to the public.
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