Some of you followed the story of Eagle, a horse rescued by TEARS, The Emergency Animal Rescue Service headquartered in Birmingham. I received an email today pointing me to this announcement on the TEARS website. Legal wrangling with Eagle’s owner, an interestingly timed raid on the director’s home by the State Department of Conservation, and negative publicity have contributed to a sharp decline in contributions — to the point that TEARS can no longer provide rescue services without a large and immediate infusion of funds.
The organization continues to feed and shelter more than 200 animals, some of which are available for adoption. Check out the website and give a donation if you can. Or maybe you’ll find a friend in need of a home. Either way, the animals will thank you.