This holiday season, find a gift for the horse lover on your list that gives back in nuzzles and neighs. The Ontario SPCA’s Paws & Give™ 2016 Holiday Symbolic Giving Catalogue is filled with one-of-a-kind gifts that help change the lives of animals in need, including horses and ponies.

Horse lovers can “adopt” their very own horse by bringing home Velvet, one of the animals featured in the Rocky & Friends Collection. Velvet was pregnant when she was surrendered to the Ontario SPCA. This Connemara Pony spent a few months in foster care before she gave birth to her black filly, Chantilly Lace, in her new forever home. Velvet now spends her days as a member of an equine assisted therapy team. When you give this plush toy as a gift, you will be helping to rescue other horses like Velvet.

Other must-have holiday items include the Ontario SPCA’s 2017 Second Chances calendar and animal-themed holiday cards, which include Velvet, making them perfect to send to your friends at the barn.

There are also a number of symbolic gifts available throughout the year to help the many animals that the Ontario SPCA sees every day. For example, you can give the gift of “Care for a Horse,” which provides a horse waiting to be adopted with safe shelter, daily grooming, hoof and veterinary care and loving attention. You can even give a symbolic gift to a loved one, who will receive a card notifying them of the gift made in their name.

Through the Ontario SPCA’s Holiday Symbolic Giving Catalogue there are gifts to help all kinds of animals – from the moment they’re rescued to the moment they find new forever families. What better gift for the equestrian who has everything, than to know your gift made a difference in the life of a horse or pony!

Shop this holiday season and help an animal in need.

You can also help a homeless horse or pony by welcoming one into your stable. There are many horses still waiting to find a loving family to call their own. Could it be yours?

Visit horses or download the new Ontario SPCA smartphone app to view horses available for adoption. It’s free to download in the app store on both Apple and Android. Search “Ontario SPCA” and look for the white and blue Ontario SPCA crest.