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By Susan Salk on April 28, 2010
Amid vast grassroots efforts to help ex-racehorses, Dawn Mellen enters the fray with the very thing that often saves an equine’s life—cash. Her nonprofit, After the Finish Line (http://www.afterthefinishline.org), aims to match donors with needy rescue efforts to save Thoroughbred ex-racehorses and broodmares, and do it with a streamlined, well-researched approach. This year, Mellen anticipates aiding 50 Thoroughbred rescue organizations, which have been thoroughly vetted, and approximately 300 horses. “For nearly a decade, I volunteered to help rescue organizations across the United States care for and save Thoroughbreds from slaughter,” Mellen says. “I quickly learned that funding was the common [...]