RVR Horse Rescue volunteers, the message is clear: When people see animals suffering they can't wait for someone else to step up and help.
RVR launched its new CLEAR campaign this month to educate the public on how to report and deal with animal cruelty. CLEAR stands for Care, Learn, Educate, Act, Rescue, a mantra that has guided RVR since founder Shawn Jayroe created the horse rescue 10 years ago. RVR cares for dozens of horses that have been rescued from poor conditions, but also strives to stop the suffering.
"We also focus on educating the community," Jayroe said in a news release. "We share resources and information with the horse community in order to put an end to the abuse and neglect."
The CLEAR campaign and website are in the beginning stages and focus on Florida, but RVR has plans to add contact information for each state in the continental United States. The site rvrhorserescue.org/clear will provide contacts for helping all animals.
For information, call (813) 280-9299.
Times staff writer