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All-Breed Equine Rez-Q open house, fundraiser set for April 21

All Breed Equine Rez-Q volunteer Suzette Acey leads pony
All Breed Equine Rez-Q volunteer Suzette Acey leads pony 'Blacky' out of the rain.
— image credit: Kirk Boxleitner

MARYSVILLE — The All Breed Equine Rez-Q in Marysville has made great strides in recovering from the flooding that devastated its already tenuously held-together facilities last year, so the group's volunteers want to thank the community for their support, while also enlisting their aid in completing the last of the repairs and improvements needed to give their horses a safe and happy home.

On Saturday, April 21, the All Breed Equine Rez-Q is inviting the community to attend an open house fundraiser at its stables, located at 2415 116th St. NE, any time between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., to see what their donations have helped to build, as well as to tour the grounds and visit the horses, with pony rides available for the kids. Liberty trainers will be giving a show between 1-2 p.m. The group welcomes all ages and will even be taking signups from anyone who's interested in volunteering themselves.

Dale Brooks, president of the All Breed Equine Rez-Q, touted the group's repairs to their stables' roofs, barns and floors from the flood damage, but noted that only 17 of their 30 stalls are serviceable enough to accommodate horses. She added that it costs about $2,400 a month to keep their non-profit up and running, with vet bills alone costing between $500 and $1,000 each, even with an all-volunteer crew of roughly a dozen full-timers each working 12 hours a day for three days a week to care for the horses and maintain the grounds and facility.

You can RSVP by calling Dale Squeglia at 425-263-6390.

You can also donate directly to All Breed Equine Rez-Q's vet bill by calling the North West Vet clinic 360-629-4571, or mailing them at 8500 Cedarhome Dr., Stanwood, WA 98292. You can likewise donate directly to the group's feed bill by calling the Snohomish Co-op at 360-568-2104, or mailing them at 168 Lincoln Ave., Snohomish, WA 98290. Direct donations can also be made through the All Breed Equine Rez-Q's website at www.allbreedhorserezq.com, or to the group's mailing address at P.O Box 442, Snohomish, WA 98291.

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