Cracker Box Palace, 6450 Shaker Road, Alton, will celebrate the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ Helps a Horse Day with a meet and greet with adoptable horses from noon to 3 p.m. April 22.
The Large Animal Response Team will demonstrate how to work around a large stressed or downed horse. A veterinary technician will discuss how to care for minor horse wounds.
The no-kill farm animal haven is competing for a chance to win a $25,000 grand prize. The nationwide competition seeks to raise awareness about the work equine rescues and sanctuaries do to care for at-risk horses who have often been abused or neglected.
“Since our inception, Cracker Box has provided a loving environment for the rehabilitation of 136 horses and hundreds of other farm animals,” said Cheri Roloson, founder and farm manager of Cracker Box. “Our farm staff and volunteers will be on hand April 22 to introduce the public to our horses. We have horses of all shapes, sizes, breeds and ages. Our oldest is Murray, a 40-year-old retired lesson horse who has a memorable personality. our youngest, Spirit, is a 3-year-old rescue who has amazed us all with her comeback to health.”
Cracker Box Palace will raffle off a $200 gift certificate to the Little Palace Gift and Tack Shop. Tickets cost $5 each or $10 for three.
For information, call 315-589-5082 or visit crackerboxpalace.org.