Monday, December 8, 2008

After the Finish Line December 2008 Newsletter

Dear Friends,Happy Holidays!
I want to extend our heartfelt gratitude for your support of After the Finish Line. I know people want to help the Thoroughbreds, yet they don't know how or who to donate to. ATFL will direct your funds to Thoroughbreds in need throughout the United States. Donate to satisfy your need to believe you can effect change to make a better life for the Thoroughbreds. No matter what amount you are able to contribute, your donation <> to ATFL will give you hope for the horses. Your donation makes dreams come true.In 2008 ATFL funded United Pegasus Foundation, CANTER - Ohio, Friends of Ferdinand, GEVA, ReRun, Tranquility Farm, Bright Futures, Orphan Acres, Bella Horse Rescue, Heaven Can Wait, Whimsical Horse Rescue, Second Chance Rescue, Another Chance 4 Horses, The Golden Carrot, Colorado Horse Rescue and Summerwinds Stables. Our Mims Retirement Haven received a donation of a painting by Turkoman, who earned $2 million racing. ATFL also donated horse blankets.The Grants and Emergency Funds awarded by ATFL were used to rescue Thoroughbreds at auction and from trainers from going to slaughter, to support horses seized by the authorities for neglect, for sponsorship of broodmares in foal rescued from a feedlot, for bone chip and hernia surgery, an emergency vet call for a colic episode, supplements for aged horses, and farrier, vet, x-rays, ultrasounds, chiropractor, vaccination, dental, hay, feed, medication, and boarding expenses. Needless to say, it's been a busy year! With the economic downturn ATFL is receiving more funding requests. We need your help to reach our funding goals. Please donate <> what you can. Small donations add up to a lot. Our board members do not receive a salary. Your donation goes directly to helping the horses.ATLF is accepting Grant Applications <> . All applications must be postmarked by Saturday, January 31, 2009 and received no later than Monday, February 9, 2009 for consideration. Please send all the required documents. <> wrote articles about ATFL.ATFL is working on several exciting projects for 2009. We remain dedicated to helping the Thoroughbreds transition off the track and out of the breeding shed into second careers. I look forward to working with the Thoroughbred rescue community in the coming year. Please join our cause and donate to this great organization.
Sincerely, Dawn Mellen, PresidentAfter the Finish Line, 3525 Del Mar Heights Road, PMB 397, San Diego, CA 92130 . (858) 350-1371

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