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Make an Ex-Race Horse merry with a small holiday donation!

It’s Time for the CANTER-Mid Atlantic Holiday Card & Carrot Drive

Gaithersburg, MD (December 1, 2008) –They’ve run to win and bring home the prize, but now, no longer able to sustain the pace, these ex-race horses come to CANTER-Mid Atlantic to rehabilitate their bodies and renew their spirit. Away from the rigors of race track training, these horses flourish in the care of CANTER-Mid Atlantic as they wait to be adopted and begin their second careers. And, for the holidays, a carrot treat is all they ask.

This holiday season please consider the CANTER-Mid Atlantic thoroughbreds and participate in the “Holiday Card & Carrot Drive” when writing greeting cards to your family and friends. “The horses of CANTER Mid Atlantic would love to be on your holiday card list,” said CANTER-Mid Atlantic Executive Director, Allie Conrad. “A small donation would enable us to purchase them a wonderful carrot treat and more.”

A donation of $5, or an amount you can afford, in your holiday card to CANTER-Mid Atlantic will buy carrots for the ex-race horses in the CANTER program. Donations above and beyond the price of a bag of carrots for every horse will go into the CANTER-MA veterinary fund that is earmarked to cover healthcare and insure every horse receives the medical care it needs.

Health care remains a critical part in the healing process of ex-race horses as their bodies rid itself of steroids and other performance drugs and acclimates to a quieter life than that on the track. Help us help these majestic horses find a better tomorrow in a second career at a new home.

Please send your cards and tax deductible “Carrot Drive” donations, payable to CANTER-Mid Atlantic to: CANTER-Mid Atlantic, c/o Deidra Darsa, 13709 Arctic Avenue, Rockville, MD 20853. Each donor will receive a special holiday thank you from the CANTER horses.

Read what The Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/03/AR2008090304053.html?sid=ST2008090304340&s_pos

and The Baltimore Sun http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/horseracing/bal-sp.horserescue05nov05,0,917891.story?page=1 say about CANTER Mid-Atlantic.

To find an ex-race horse, volunteer, or to make a donation, visit http://www.canterusa.org/midatlantic.

CANTER (The Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses).

CANTER of Mid Atlantic is a free service offered to the Mid Atlantic racing trainers and owners to help them find non-race homes for their retiring racehorses. CANTER Mid Atlantic is incorporated in West Virginia, and is approved to operate as a 501(c)(3) organization by the IRS. Your Donations are tax deductable.


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