For nearly a dozen horses, the Last Chance Ranch is their last chance.
The ranch is located in Troy.
It takes in horses that have been given up by their owners many who simply can’t afford the animals any more.
Founders, Cathy Mesaric and Mary Myshryll began the non-profit ranch five years ago, to spare horses from being euthanized or sent to slaughter.
Right now, eleven horses call Last Chance Ranch home it costs nearly 30-thousand dollars to take care of them.
And, the women say donations have been low.
16-year old Mary Ricker of Carmel wants to change that.
When she found out about the ranch, she knew she had to do something, so she’s put together a spaghetti dinner to raise money.
":There are a lot of people out there that are struggling and you really have to be thankful for what you have.": Cathy Mesaric said.
":We have such a strong desire to keep this going and we have such a strong community.":
That spaghetti dinner is Friday, January 30th at Carmel Elementary.
Just five dollars for adults and three dollars for kids.
Ricker has received donations from Hannaford and Village Market in Carmel.
She’s still looking for food to make salads.
If you’re able to help, give her a call at 848-0741 or visit www.lastchanceranchMaine.org.