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Horse Rescue Hosts 'Mane Event' this Friday

Baiting Hollow fundraiser to raise funds to place rescue horses in loving homes.

Charlotte, pictured above, is one of Baiting Hollow Horse Rescue's latest rescues saved from a kill pen this week. Courtesy of Sharon Rubin Levi
Charlotte, pictured above, is one of Baiting Hollow Horse Rescue's latest rescues saved from a kill pen this week. Courtesy of Sharon Rubin Levi
A Baiting Hollow horse rescue will hold its first fundraiser Friday night in hopes of raising enough money to continue saving lives. 

Baiting Hollow Horse Rescue, a nonprofit organization founded by Sharon Rubin Levine and her brother, Richard Rubin, will host its inaugural fundraiser "The Mane Event" this Friday from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m at Baiting Hollow Farm in Calverton.

"We take and rescue untrained horses whenever possible. They are typically babies right off the track or untrained. We need to raise money not only to take care of them, but to train them so they can go into permanent loving homes," said Sharon Rubin Levine. 

The horse rescue founded in 2007 by Rubin Levin and her brother to give race horses whose lives were at risk a second chance. She said more than 100,000 American horses are slaughtered each year, roughly one every five minutes, for their meat to be sold a $20 a pound delicacy in Asian and European markets. 

"We take hundreds, sometimes a thousand people a weekend on tours of farm," Rubin Levin said. "The point of the tours is to get people to pressure their legislators to get bills passed to so we can end horse slaughter. We are not a society that consumes horse meat." 

The nonprofit has rescued more than 35 horses since it's founding, with 28 rescues currently residing at the family's Baiting Hollow Farm in Calverton.

Tickets for Friday's fundraiser cost $60 per person that includes dinner, a silent auction, raffles and live music by the band Southbound at the family's Baiting Hollow Farm in Calverton. Country Western style attire is optional. 

To register for the fundraiser, visit the nonprofit's online registration or call 631-574-9668. 

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