W.H.I.N.N.Y., which stands for Why Horses In Need, Need You, is a non-profit that takes in abandoned horses. The horse rescue organization held their fourth annual flea market fundraiser this weekend to raise funds for a shed they hope to build for the horses this summer. Vendors from all over the area set up shop at the Perry County Fairgrounds selling everything from cupcakes and natural body care products, to compound bows to help W.H.I.N.N.Y Horse Rescue meet their goal.
"Were having this fundraiser to raise money to care for the 22 horses that are in our care right now and also hopefully to make enough money to build a shed for them out in the field for the summer," said Mary Jones, the founder of W.H.I.N.N.Y Horse Rescue.
Jones says because of the economy, there's a lot of horses that aren't being cared for and are being neglected, causing a rise in seized and abandoned horses every year.
"We just accept horses of all kinds. Owner surrender, ones that are seized by local law enforcement humane society. We bring them into our organization and rehabilitate them and the ones that can be adopted are adopted out and the ones that don't, are provided a sanctuary for the rest of their lives."
Jones says she's not sure how much money she will raise from the flea market fundraiser but says she really appreciates everyone that came out. To learn more about what W.H.I.N.N.Y. Horse Rescue does, you can find them on Facebook or go to www.facebook.com/WHINNYhorserescue