TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Brenda Grimmett has a very clear mission for her rescued horses: to give each of them a chance to live a happy and healthy life.
Brenda and her husband, Cecil, founded the B & C Equine Rescue Inc. for that exact cause. Over the last decade the two of them, along with a staff of volunteers, have helped rehabilitate countless neglected horses.
To help educate the public and raise money to continue to rehabilitate horses, she has participated in the 'Help a Horse Day' event along with 173 other horse rescue missions across the country in association with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
Visitors of the event on her farm in Carbondale were able to enjoy donating money to ride on her horses, ride in a wagon, face paint, and participate in an auction.
To go along with the educating and fun event, the event itself is to be judged and submitted for a chance of winning $25,000 by the ASPCA to help further rehabilitate her horses and rescue even more.
Ultimately, educating kids and adults on the responsibility of taking care of horses and other animals was the main goal. That is what makes the event such a success in her eyes.
“They love it, they love it! When people come here and they get to interact with the horses and find out their history and then see how they are now, you know, then they understand what we go through to rehabilitate them. It's very heartwarming."
Brenda and her husband are very appreciative of any donations. If you would like to help them with their cause, you can donate through Dillons here.