Equine Voices Rescue and Sanctuary in Amado recently opened their long-awaited Gulliver’s Boutique and Thrift Store. For those of you who don’t know Gulliver, he is a very large and handsome Clydesdale-cross who has been the mascot of Equine Voices since its opening in 2004. Over the past 12 years Equine Voices has saved over 800 equines, most of which would have ended up being slaughtered in Canada or Mexico for human consumption. Currently, the Sanctuary is home to 47 horses, five burros and one goat. Karen Pomroy, founder and president of Equine Voices, states that it takes $35,000 to $40,000 per month to meet the needs of these animals.
The boutique’s mission is to assist in making Equine Voices more sustainable for years to come. It is located at 1932 E. Frontage Road in Tumacacori, directly across from Wisdom’s Café, a favorite spot for many locals and out of town visitors. The boutique features an ever-changing variety of items including furniture, home décor, kitchenware, jewelry, artwork, Western-themed items and much, much more. All proceeds from store sales will benefit the equines of Equine Voices. Donations of items for the store are always needed and are tax-deductible. Please contact Angie Wilson at email@example.com or 520-398-2814 to arrange for pick-up or drop-off of your donations. So come visit the boutique and know that you are helping support an important cause! Hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The second way you can help is to attend the Equine Voices Fall Fundraiser which will be held at the Madera Clubhouse in Quail Creek (2055 E. Quail Crossing Boulevard, Green Valley, Arizona) on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. The Fall Fundraiser will include silent and live auctions, served hors d’oeuvres, complimentary wine tasting, a three course meal and cash bar. As with the boutique, all the money raised at this event will go directly to benefit the equines that have made the sanctuary their home. To make your reservation to attend go online at equinevoices.org/events or contact our office at 520-398-2814. The cost is $65 per person or you can purchase a table of 10 for $650. This can be a table for you and your friends, clientele or donated to groups such as the Elephant Head Volunteer Fire Department, Pima County Sheriffs, Border Patrol, Equine Voices volunteers or an organization of your choice.