Animal rescue in need of help

Dear Editor,

On behalf of The Nourishing Hand Animal Rescue, I would like to ask for help of hay or monetary funds to purchase hay. Your financial support helps us continue our mission to educate animal owners and/or rescue animals in need.

The lack of community support has caused us to make a decision to start putting some of the animals down. It has made us wake up that the community wants and needs our help but is not want to support us. We take the money out of our own pockets to make it possible to keep the animals fed. We do this all on donations with “NO” help from the county.

The generous support of individuals like you makes it possible for The Nourishing Hand Animal Rescue to exist and to make the community a great place to live.

My husband is a Disabled Vet and at times we have to depend on his check to make it work to feed the horses. At this time we are feeding 20 horses, two cows, hay, and our hay and fund supply has run out. We feed four ton a month and have run out. We also have nine turkeys as we take all animals, and Wal-Mart donates for everything but the hay for the horses and cattle. All our other donations went to help the fire victims, so when we asked them for help for the rescue we were denied, as they said it was us or the victims. And, no, we never got any donations of funds from the Carlton Complex Fire.

You need to know we do not go out looking for these animals, they are brought to us by the Sheriff’s Department or by others like this year who was effected by the Carlton Complex Fire and had no where else to take them.

We have been helping our community since 2010. We also have the pet food bank for Okanogan County and have helped many people feed their dogs and cats.

But we need hay to keep going with the animals we have now or we may have to go against everything we stand for and have them put down rather than starve.

Here is a picture of one of the horses already because of lack of help.

So if you can find it in your hearts to help, you can donate by visiting

Or send check or money order to The Nourishing Hand , P.O. Box 2106, Oroville, WA. 98844.

Janice Andrew (Founder)

The Nourishing Hand Animal Rescue