Dream Horse Rescue trains and rehabilitates horses in order to give them a second chance at life. On Friday August 24, volunteers will be hosting a huge garage sale fundraiser in Strathmore at Kinsmen Park, to help support the horse rescue.

The fundraiser will be held from 12 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Kinsmen Park amphitheater, near the farmer’s market structure.

“There is pretty well anything but clothing,” explained one of the organizers Brenda Fehr. At the sale there will be furniture, household goods, appliances and knickknacks.

“There’s just a really good variety of anything and everything,” she said.

The event is hosted by a group of volunteers, Fehr explained. “Last year’s fundraiser was a huge success,” she said.

“It’s a group of my volunteers that have set it up for us,” she said.

Dream Horse Rescue has been in operation for approximately 11 years as a private horse rescue. Their main source of funding is through fundraisers, adoption fees, and donations.

“Over the last 10 and a half years, we have saved just over 300 horses from going to slaughter,” said Fehr.

“There are all different reasons why horses come here,” said Fehr. She noted that some horses come to the rescue from people that just can’t look after the horses anymore, be it through the loss of employment, or illness, the horses are surrendered to the rescue.

Other horses are saved from slaughter, surrendered from owners than cannot pay off board, or purchased after auctions. The horses are not crippled.

“We want horses that we can train, and get them a life,” said Fehr.