Then I found Linda Lewis at All About Equine Animal Rescue in El Dorado Hills, California. She recommended a teen named Jamae Lacy. What I loved about Jamae’s devotion to horse rescue is that’s she’s totally focused on the horses and their care, not what’s in it for her, like riding privileges. And she knits hats to make money to donate to the rescue.
Devoted horse rescue girl Jamae and her rescue pup, Lea.
The story came out recently (you can read it in the May/June issue of Rescue Me). This weekend I got the cutest email from Jamae after she’d seen the magazine. It’s always special when someone I’ve interviewed for a story takes the time to reach out afterwards. But of course, Jamae wasn’t basking in the spotlight, she thanked me for helping spread the word about the rescue organization and the horses she cares so much about.
“Thank you so much for helping me get my message out there,” she said in her email. “I showed it to people at school and they read your article and realized that animal help is serious business. So thank you for writing that wonderful article, and for helping me and AAE get recognized :)”
Every week, Jamae mucks stalls, grooms and feeds horses and helps tends to the horses’ cuts and scrapes at All About Equine Animal Rescue near Sacramento, California. She wants to be an equine vet when she grows up. “To help horses, just like AAE does.”
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