Lexington, Kentucky - Nov. 17, 2015 - Holiday cards are nice, tins of cookies are enjoyable and candy canes are great fun for the kids during the holidays. But this holiday season, you have a chance to give a gift that can literally improve the lives - and future generations - of horses and the families who depend on them in the world's poorest communities by giving a meaningful gift that will have a long-term impact.
Surprise a business associate, client, friend or family member with a virtual gift from the world's largest international equine welfare charity, the Brooke. A BrookeShop gift will have an amazing impact and help hardworking horses, donkeys, mules and the people who depend on them in developing countries. Your gifts will be appreciated not only by the people in whose honor you give them, but even more importantly, by the animals and people who will enjoy a better life because of your generous gesture.
Another reward for your generosity is that BrookeShop gifts are tax-deductible!
At least 100 million working equines are the engines that power the developing world, doing the hardest jobs under the toughest conditions to support the livelihoods of 600 million people. That's 9 percent of the world's population. The Brooke is dedicated to improving the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules in communities where people often earn less than $1 a day. Poverty and desperation often force owners to overwork their animals, resulting in a great deal of suffering. Most of this suffering is preventable. The Brooke works together with local communities to bring about lasting improvements to the lives of their working animals, which also protects human livelihoods.
Visit our Brooke USA website to purchase virtual gifts that could provide warmth for horses who are suffering in Nepal's brutal winters, painkillers for old donkeys working in India's brick kilns, soft saddle pads for ponies working in coal mines in Pakistan, new shoes for carriage horses working in Kenya, water for dehydrated donkeys working in Ethiopia or lifesaving medicines for mares and foals in Egypt. Then make your selections and contact us to let us know to whom we should send your gift acknowledgement. We'll make sure your donation gets to the animals, and the gift acknowledgement goes to whomever you wish.
Your BrookeShop gift could buy medicines to stock a free veterinary clinic. Our highly skilled overseas veterinarians need lifesaving medicines so they can treat sick, wounded and injured horses, donkeys and mules in our static and mobile veterinary clinics. Our teams can help working animals for miles around, as well as pass on essential skills to their owners.
Your BrookeShop gift could bring urgent relief to an old, tired donkey by helping our veterinarians clean and treat their wounds, offer a place to stay in one of our static veterinary hospitals while recuperating and pass on important skills to owners to prevent any further harm.
Your BrookeShop gift could give animals relief from their heavy loads with saddle packs and saddle pads that are made in the communities where they work. Animals such as those who work at brick kilns or construction sites need quality saddle packs to help prevent painful sores caused by heavy loads rubbing against their skin. Saddle packs offer much needed protection, padding and comfort to working animals.
The Brooke is currently working in 11 of the world's poorest countries to alleviate the suffering of working equines. By purchasing virtual gifts from our online BrookeShop catalogue, you will be providing basic necessities for animals and owners who desperately need the support that our charity offers.
For more information on the Brooke USA, please visit www.BrookeUSA.org. To see our BrookeShop gift items, go to www.brookeusa.org/give-money. For more information on purchasing BrookeShop gifts, contact Cindy Rullman, Brooke USA, at or Cindy.Rullman@BrookeUSA.org.