Zephyr’s Garden, a company that produces all natural topical products for horses, spent most of December working to aid horses in need. The month began with the creation of Adoption Packs for rescue groups and culminated with the purchase of #506, a horse in an auction kill pen in New Jersey. How did this all happen? Through Facebook!
“Our Facebook community of horse-loving people grows daily and it was natural that our philosophy of horse care, coupled with Zephyr’s Garden all-natural herbal based products, would attract rescue groups and the amazing people that support them,” states owner and founder Georgette Topakas. “We began to support the groups via their fundraisers, but decided to do more in December. It started with the creation of Adoption Packs that included a sampling of our salves and sprays, and ended with the purchase of horse in a kill pen in Cranbury, NJ.”
During December 2009, Zephyr’s Garden provided Adoption Packs to six horse rescue groups located throughout the country. The packs aid in easing the transition for the horses and give horse owners natural product tools to care for their new family members. “The company has supported rescue groups and horse charities from the very beginning, but this is the first time we have committed ourselves to an ongoing relationship with the rescue groups. We are honored to be able to support them,” said Topakas.
Zephyr’s Garden giving went to an entirely new level with the purchase of #506, a horse destined for slaughter. “On Thursday I viewed a photo album posted on Facebook by a horse rescue group, and on Friday we purchased a horse from a kill pen at a Cranbury, New Jersey auction,” exclaimed Topakas. “The album showed horses, donkeys, and pony’s in pens, their heads nearly to the floor, looking forlorn and hopeless. The rescue group was desperate to save each and every animal from slaughter. I knew we could not take on another horse, but we could pay for their freedom. Through Facebook messages and an exchange of phone numbers, Zephyr’s Garden purchased a Quarter Horse chestnut mare, the rescue group arranged for transport, and she’ll be in a foster home until a permanent one is found! In addition, my daughter, an avid rider and horse lover, donated $110 of her babysitting money to help with the group’s transport and re-homing expenses. We are ending our year on a very high note and I hope we have the success next year to help even more horses in need.”
Zephyr’s Garden, based out of Santa Barbara, CA, believes in helping the horse community by:
- producing all-natural topical products that are safe and effective
- giving back to the horse community with donations
- supporting rescue groups
In 2010, Zephyr’s Garden will donate time to a Santa Barbara-based Therapeutic Riding Program.
Zephyr’s Garden products are distributed on the Zephyr’s Garden website, www.ZephyrsGarden.com , and at several locations in the United States. Contact Georgette Topakas at 805-448-0390.