Iron Horse Sanctuary to hold first fund raiser for unwanted and forgotten animals

Warwick. Proceeds from March 6 event at the Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery will help provide a safe and loving space for these creatures.

| 18 Feb 2020 | 04:21

Iron Horse Sanctuary, Inc. invites everyone to an evening out at the picturesque Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery.

The first fund raiser of this safe haven for forgotten and unwanted animals will be held on Friday, March 6, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Admission is $65 and features a sumptuous spread of food and two drinks (wine and cider).

Raffle tickets will also be available for sale at the event for a number of what the organizers describe as incredible prizes.

Last August Warwick residents Barbara Fontaine, co-founder and CEO of Iron Horse Sanctuary, and Jane Gyulavary, its director of Donor and Public Relations, joined Kay O’Hanlon Myruski, co-founder and president of the organization, to help shelter horses, mules and other animals from acts of cruelty and abuse.

They founded Iron Horse Sanctuary, Inc, 2140 New York – 17A, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit home at that time to six mules, 20 horses, five goats, three pigs, eight cats and one calf.

O’Hanlon Myruski, who is also the owner of the farm, serves as resident animal caretaker.

The goal of the organization is to provide a long-term, consistent, safe and loving space in Orange County for these animals.

Proceeds from this event will go directly for necessary improvements to shelter and care for the animals.

Space is limited. Tickets can be purchased now by clicking on the event button at

- Roger Gavan