Horsing Around at Alaqua Animal Rescue Apr 23

April 19, 2016 by SoWal Staff

Alaqua Animal Refuge, in partnership with American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), is holding several events to raise awareness for our rescue horses and donkeys. All proceeds will benefit Alaqua Animal Refuge in Freeport, Florida. Come out to Alaqua on April 23 to meet the horses and have some fun on the farm. And read on to see how you can help with donations and supplies.
With the help of Laura’s Horse and Pet Supply in Niceville the goal is to fill a horse trailer full of goodies for all Alaqua's equine friends. Alaqua Animal Refuge will be collecting donations from April 22-April 26. All donations can be brought to Laura’s Pet and Horse Supply in Niceville between 8am and 4pm (1051 E John Sims Pkwy, Niceville, FL 32578). View the wish list below or visit Laura’s Pet and Horse Supply.
We are Horsing Around at Alaqua on Saturday, April 23 at Alaqua Animal Refuge (914 Whitfield Rd.) in Freeport from 12pm til 4pm to celebrate a newly born colt and all of the wonderful rescue horses at the Refuge. The festival will feature photos, tours, arts and crafts, bake sale, old fashioned lemonade stand, art silent auction, and raffle for a 16” collegiate English Hunt Saddle (valued at over $500).       

Raffle tickets can be purchased at the event or ahead of time from Alaqua Animal Refuge or Laura’s Pet and Horse Supply.

You can also help name Alaqua’s new baby Colt! The Alaqua team has narrowed it down to 5 names (Wasabi, Parsley, Sesame, Saffron, and Basil) and you can vote on which name you like best. Stop by the Refuge any time or come out for Horsing Around at Alaqua on Apr. 23 and put a donation in the jar with the name that you like most. We will announce the winning name at the end of the Horsing Around day..        

Horsing Around at Alaqua Festival Apr. 23

All of the proceeds from these events will go towards caring for Alaqua’s rescue horses and donkeys. Many of the horses were rescued from neglect or abuse situations and require rehabilitation before they can be sent to their forever homes. Alaqua currently cares for over 30 equine animals of all different ages, breeds, and abilities.        

For more information about Alaqua Aninmal Refuge, to apply for an adoption, or to donate to the organization; please visit or call 850.880.6399. Also, find us on Facebook/Alaqua Animal Refuge.    

Fill the Trailer Wish List!

Come out on Apr. 23 to Horse Around and enjoy meeting all the rescue animals at Alaqua. You'll love this refuge.

For the animals who pass through our gates, Alaqua Animal Refuge becomes what can only be described as “heaven on Earth.” A place to call home, loving hands to care for them, and a hope for a better future – those are all things that we provide for each animal that comes to our facility. - See more at:


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