Horses bring happiness to residents at Wisconsin assisted living communities

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- To brighten their spirits during isolation, residents at three assisted living facilities were treated to some special visitors on Easter Sunday. 

The Humane Society of the United States Wisconsin State Director, Megan Nicholson, and her friend Robin Geurnsey, took time out of their day to visit three assisted living communities with Icelandic horses and a rescue dog to bring cheer to the residents under the safer at home order due to Covid-19.

“With the fear and uncertainty that Covid-19 has brought, I wanted to help ease worry and bring happiness to those unable to see their families. With Easter traditionally being a day spent with family, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to spread love and compassion," said Nicholson. "Plus, who doesn’t love a horse in bunny ears? There’s something magical about horses. They represent freedom, wisdom and have a zest for life. For me and my friend Robin, animals are family and we wanted to share the love they give us. They were the perfect conduit for spreading joy.”


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