Tom Ro Haven has come to mean a lot to those who have received its kind services. This haven for equines and children will now, however, have to close its doors after a long struggle to keep them open.

Twenty horses are currently in the care of Tom Ro Haven, and now have no home to go to as the land they had lived on has reportedly been sold to a private buyer. Recently, one of the Haven’s volunteers created a Backabuddy account to help the NPO raise funds to help the horses relocate before they are forced to move on February 28.

Tom Ro is completely self-funded, and has relied solely on donations from the public to continue offering its services. The non-profit organisation rescues abused, neglected and unwanted horses while offering various programmes to help children and adults overcome their own hardships.

The home for horses connects animals who have been abused with traumatised individuals, who are usually children and teens. Connecting the two helps both to grow and heal from their pasts, as well as resolve trauma.

“The haven does the most amazing work for the community, they house 20 rescues all with a very unique story of hope, dedication, and survival, the herd that the haven has rescued has helped so many children and adults with healing. The haven runs various programs that help children and adults and the members and volunteers work tirelessly to give the horses the best care and help with our programs,” said volunteer Stephanie McCulloch.

Tom Ro’s programme participants include:

– Underprivileged Children

– Victims of Human trafficking

– Abused women and Children

– Children and adults who suffer from depression and anxiety.

– Children with behavioral problems.

– Community service programs

– Volunteer programs

– School Programs

– Community Outreach programs.

Check out their work here: www.tomrohaven.org.za and visit their donation page here.

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Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.