Riverview, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/15/2015 -- Tucked away off the beaten path in Riverview, Florida, RVR Horse Rescue is a healing haven for neglected and abused equines. For over ten years, Shawn Jayroe and her amazing army of volunteer Horse Angels have demonstrated the grit and determination needed to take on one of America's unspoken atrocities.
One recent example of the everyday goodness that happens beyond the gates of the serene ranch was a starving mare, Gypsy, and her two week old colt. The baby was already covered in sunburn and rain rot when a Good Samaritan called for help. In Gypsy's emaciated condition, she was unable to produce enough milk for her boy. RVR picked up the pair and with twenty-four hour care to hand-feed the baby, both mother and son, Luca, are now on the road to recovery.
Author Shirley Alarie presents "A Healing Haven - Saving Horses and Humans at RVR Horse Rescue". The riveting saga gives a glimpse into the incredible world of horse rescue and the unforeseen healing powers of the ailing animals. Love may not heal all wounds, but the magic within the pages of A Healing Haven is worth every tear.
A Healing Haven is the second installment of Shirley Alarie's Lemons to Lemonade Series of Inspirational Nonfiction. Her first installment is her personal breast cancer memoir, Losing the Girls - My Journey Through Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy and Beyond and the third installment is underway. The Road Paved in Pink – A Personal and Practical Guide for Breast Cancer Patients and Their Loved Ones provides first-hand breast cancer guidance.
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A Healing Haven Synopsis:
Shawn Jayroe's passion for horses and desire to help the underdog was instilled during her charmed childhood. Later, when the shy yet determined self-made businesswoman witnessed mistreatment of the beautiful majestic equines, a deep need to protect those without a voice begged her to action. Shawn rallied troops from the community to bring her vision to life, and with dedicated volunteers and financial donations, a miraculous life-saving refuge was gradually pieced together, forming RVR Horse Rescue.
But one result Shawn hadn't anticipated was the magical effect the horrifically abused animals would imprint on their caregivers, blurring the lines of who was saving whom. Author Shirley Alarie delivers the riveting saga of Shawn Jayroe and her army of Horse Angels who are tackling the unspoken issue of equine neglect and abuse one desperate animal at a time. A Healing Haven is an inspiring true story and a beautiful reminder that it is in giving that we receive life's greatest blessings.
Author: Shirley Alarie, As told by: Shawn Jayroe
BISAC: Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs and Nature / Animal Rights
5.5" x 8.5" Black and White
Available in softcover and ebook
Book Release: October 2015
RVR Horse Rescue
12611 Hays Clan Road, Riverview, FL 33579
Shirley Alarie, Author