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Tue, 2011-05-10 15:47

Neighbors helping Neighbors. Equestrians helping Equestrians.

Authored By: BDCTA

imageApril 27th, 2011 brought devastating tornadoes to Alabama and neighboring states. The destruction is extremely wide spread and has left so many areas a wasteland. Families have lost their loved ones, their homes, and their basic way of life and are faced with the daunting task of starting over completely from scratch. They have lost many beloved pets, horses, and farm animals and have no way of caring for the ones that remain. As members of the equestrian community, we feel we must do what we can to help those that are in so much pain and need. Update Below

The Birmingham Dressage & Combined Training Association is teaming up with Rhonda Johnson-Bowles and The Alabama Horse Council to help provide much needed relief for the equine and pet victims of these cruel tornados. BDCTA will be accepting donations of basic horse & pet supplies, such as buckets, water troughs, fencing materials, veterinary supplies, fly spray, halters and leads, shavings, dog runs, dog and cat crates, feed bowls......anything horse or pet care related. Monetary donations will also be accepted and will be used to purchase needed supplies. 100% of donations will be distributed to those in need.

More information can be found on our website,

For more information contact us at [email protected]

Kelly Vaughan Hanby, President BDCTA

Fran Summerlin Histed, Relief Coordinator, BDCTA

Monetary Donations can be sent to

BDCTA/ Tornado Relief
c/o Natalie Nixon, Treasurer BDCTA
1222 Woodlands Way
Helena, AL 35080

Please make checks to BDCTA & include “Tornado Relief” in the notes section

In kind/goods donations can be sent to

BDCTA/ Tornado Relief
c/o Fran Summerlin Histed
Summerworth Down
550 Lakeview St.
Steele, AL 35987

Birmingham Dressage and Combined Training Association is a not for profit 501(c)3 organization which sponsors activities designed to further the art and sport of Dressage and Combined Training in the Birmingham, AL area, as well as educational and outreach activities for the Alabama equine community at large. BDCTA is an affiliate member of US Eventing and a Group Member of the US Dressage Federation.


Kai Bradley is taking a horse trailer full of donations from Maryland to Alabama. Donations can be dropped off Saturday May 21st or Sunday May 22nd from 10AM-2PM @ 9403 Dublin Rd Walkersville Md 21793. We will be leaving the following week to take donations to Alabama.

Donations accepted for the animals who fell victim to the Alabama Tornados

Please make sure all donations are clean and in good repair

Dog Leashes/Collars Horse Halters/Lead Ropes

Dog Crates Horse Feed

Dog Runs/X-Pens Veterinary Supplies/Bandages/Vet Wrap

Dog Food/Canned & Dry Fencing Supplies/Fence Chargers

Cat Carriers Fly Spray/Fly Masks

Cat Food/Canned & Dry Water/Feed Buckets

Litter Boxes Bagged Shavings

Cat Litter Water Troughs

Water/Food Bowls T-Posts/Hot Wire/Electric Tape

Veterinary Supplies

For further information please contact: Kai Bradley (240) 506-4146 Or [email protected]


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