cbs_newsMy name is Carissa Manzo. I am a local mother of 3 that volunteers at a horse rescue called Horses Healing Hearts in Danville, California. We are operating right off of 680 and can be seen from the freeway. Horses Healing Hearts is a grass roots organization founded 1 1/2 years ago by a mother of 2, Melissa Austin. We are here to make a change in the way animals are treated, specifically horses. We do not euthanize, we rehabilitate.  In the last 3 weeks, we have taken in 2 very underweight  and injured horses, Snowman and Taco. Both have required help from our wonderful vet, Dr. Hibner. They require medication, extra feed and hours and hours of ongoing love from our wonderful volunteers.  To date, we have saved over 12 horses and have been able to place them in loving homes where they are constantly checked up on by Melissa to ensure they are getting the care that they need and we expect. Donations are the only way that this organization can continue to save the lives of the many horses needing our help that have been neglected. Horses Healing Hearts needs to get the word out to the public to help. Feed donation, monetary donations, volunteer help, fundraising, fostering, adopting and networking; all of this can help Horses Healing Hearts succeed. 100% of donations go straight back to helping the horse. If you could please take the time to think about sharing our story, the horses, Melissa and I would greatly appreciate it.

I have attached a few pictures of our newest rescue Taco. He came to us yesterday from Tracy. Him and his horse friend Pinto were found by a CHP officer driving by. Severely underweight with no food or water, the CHP officer new that she needed to help them. She contacted a friend who then called Horses Healing Hearts. Melissa was out there immediately to save these sweet horses. The wonderful CHP officer, Dianne took Pinto and will be rehabilitating him and we have the ever so sweet Taco. This is just one of many amazing stories we have to share.
Thank you in advance for your time. It is greatly appreciated.

Carissa Manzo