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Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk arrives at Beyond the Roses Equine last June.

Beyond the Roses charity is broke, needs help

Gail Hirt, executive director of Beyond the Roses Equine Rescue and Retirement, reports that her nonprofit charity is in dire straits, and may have to close its doors following a combination of financial setbacks. The nonprofit charity with 15 horses in Ohio and Michigan saw funding sources dry up this year, and other attempts to bring in money to support war horses — who earned a combined total of $4 million on the track— have failed, she says. The charity is down to its last $5,000, Hirt says, and she is actively considering the heartbreaking decision to close the doors […]