Home on the Range receives grant for equine habitat improvement

Jul 24, 2023 | News

[Laramie], WY – Home on the Range Animal Haven expects to complete improvements by the end of the summer or early fall thanks in large part to a $5,000 grant. The funds from the Far West Donor Advised Endowment Fund at the Wyoming Community Foundation will help the Albany County nonprofit build a hay shelter that will include grooming stations for visitors and volunteers to interact with the animals.

Home on the Range is the only large animal sanctuary in the county and has been rescuing animals since 2012 with a focus on neglected, abused and abandoned animals. It’s evolved into a haven not only for animals, but a unique refuge for people searching for hope and healing through interaction with an animal.

“The new structure will provide shelter from the wild Wyoming weather, not only for hay, but also for community volunteer groups who come out help groom the animals.” said Pam Brekken, HORAH Board president. “We have groups from Cathedral Home for Children, ARK Regional Services, WyoTech, and others help with projects, then hang-out with animals. It will be great to have a designated area for grooming, away from the wind.”

On more than 40 acres, the Home on the Range now is home to 22 animals that otherwise would have no other place to live.

The Wyoming Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization that works with donors to support the charitable causes they care most about. In 2022, the Wyoming Community Foundation granted over $8 million to charitable causes across the state. For information call 307-721-8300 or visit their website at www.wycf.org.