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updated: 9/17/2012 4:15 PM

'Galloping to the Rescue' for Casey's Safe Haven Horse Rescue Oct. 6

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  • Scout - in rehabilitation at Casey's Safe Haven and soon to be available for adoption.

    Scout - in rehabilitation at Casey's Safe Haven and soon to be available for adoption.

Gaye Masnjak

Casey's Safe Haven in Elburn opened it doors in June to rescue, rehab and rehome equines and ponies needing a second chance. It is a new 501(c)3 nonprofit horse rescue organization in the St. Charles/Elburn area.

They currently have five ponies and one horse in the adoption program. We have five additional horses on a waiting list to enter the program. We have a truely amazing evening planned to raise funds for the horse rescue in the "Galloping to the Rescue" silent auction and benefit to be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6

Your favorite restaurants all coming together for one great cause! Enjoy culinary delights from Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants: Big Bowl, Shaw's Crab House, Tokio Pub, Foodlife and Foodease Market all in one great event!

Your $50 donation includes unlimited appetizers and spirits or beverages of your choice. An evening of silent and live auction, a chance to meet some of our rescue ponies, and amazing food provided by some of the best chefs in the Chicago area.

All proceeds go directly to help the horses and ponies at Casey's Safe Haven Horse Rescue in Elburn. RSVP by Sept. 26 to Cathy Klink at (630) 292-3210 or e-mail

Scout, pictured in the photo, earned his living by providing pony rides for children for many years. The ponies in our care range in age from early 20s to early 30s and have provided thousand of children with their first pony ride and for many a lifetime love of horses. They accepted them in the rehabilitation program and hope to soon have him healthy enough to place in a new home. Your support of the benefit will help make this possible.

Please consider joining us on October 6th. RSVP by calling cathy at 630-292-3210 or e-mail Visit to learn more about the ponies and horses in our care.