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Fond du Lac animal-assisted therapy non-profit looking for new home for horses

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (WFRV) -- A Fond du Lac non-profit that offers animal-assisted therapy for children with special needs is asking for help to find a new place for their horses to live

The horses belong to Whisper Hill Clydesdales which serves special needs children, adults, seniors, wounded warriors, and veterans. The interaction with the horses helps lift their spirits. 

"After a stressful week or whatever, this is what therapy does. It's relaxing, it's calming. Animals give unconditional love. It is not about me, me, me, it's about the animals just loving, and they just want a little bit of petting," said Tim Wiskow, Executive Director of Whisper Hill Clydesdales.

But soon, the horses won't have a place to stay. The lease for the farm they currently live on expires on November 15th, and it is not being renewed, because the current owner wants to use it for other purposes.

So Whisper Hill is hoping to buy a new property for the horses in the Neenah-Menasha area.

"Beautiful property, it has 18 acres, it has all the facilities that we need," explained Wiskow.

If they're not able to raise the money, Whisper Hill will lose the horses, "We've seen people smile, show emotions for the first time, cry over my animals, speak their first words. You know, it's very priceless, and I just can't let it go," Wiskow said.

To try to keep the horses, Whisper Hill has set up a GoFundMe page with the goal of raising money to make a down payment on the property. For more information on how you can help, please click here.

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