Monthly Archive for: ‘December, 2017’

SYALER eNewsletter

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The following is from Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue:

Dear SYALER friends,

It’s another cold one today but I am feeling very grateful… I’m not living on Mt. Washington, in Northern NH where the temperature was MINUS 78 degrees this morning!!! I’m also very grateful for all our wonderful supporters who have already helped us get closer to our end of the year fund raising goal of $35,000.

I’m writing to encourage any of you reading this who have not yet made a donation to please do what you can to help. Reach underneath those couch cushions and send what you find! Every bit really does make a difference. Our supporters are the best. I have become friends with so many who have adopted from us, who donate to us and even those who just call for advice in dealing with issues they may be having with their donkey or mule. Making these friends is a huge bonus of the job.

We currently have one, fantastic, full time paid employee. But we have reached the point in our growth that in order to sustain the level of care the animals require and deserve, another part time employee is needed. With the new tax laws taking effect donation write offs will be subject to change. So NOW is the time!

Every penny we receive goes toward the care of the animals. Again, I am very, very grateful for the funds raised thus far. Please, on this last day of the year, do whatever you can do to help us continue our mission.

I wish everyone all good things in the coming year. May we see more peace, love, and kindness toward each other as well as our animal friends.

Ann

President & Shelter Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Is it game over for wild horses?

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

there are only hours left to take advantage of our year-end match and make a tax-deductible gift for wild horses in 2017. We’re almost there – can you give before midnight to make double the difference for horses and burros?

2X the impact for wild horses

Thanks for all your support – and best wishes for a wild and free New Year!

– The AWHC Team

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Mini but Mighty!

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

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Let’s Deck the Stalls with Boughs of Plenty for 2018

2 Days Left, Mighty Mini Ones!
Every day throughout the year, our mini herd is here to put smiles on the faces of our volunteers and visitors.  Our little guys are some of the best ambassadors for AAE and horses alike.  Each has his or her own story of how they came to AAE.
PATCHES
Patches, the little princess, ha ha!  Patches is an older mini (20-something) that came to AAE from a dog rescue in Fall 2012.  She was on the thin side and a bit lonely.  We thought she’d be perfect for the kids around AAE.  Little did we know, kids weren’t her forte.  She tolerated them at best.  Patches idea of a job is eating.  Eating hay, eating grass, eating pellets, eating anything.  Really, eating everything.  If Patches isn’t eating, she isn’t happy, haha.  Patches is cutest when she trots down to the barn for her morning treat.  She bounces, she smiles, excitement exudes from the tips of her hair.  The trail back to the “farm”, on the other hand, is a slow, dreary trip.  Ho hum!  Really, Patches is adorable.  She’s a little sass, and a little sweet.  She’s the perfect Thelwell pony that needs a story written after her.
MARSHMALLOW
You met Marshmallow earlier this month, but now you can hear the rest of the story.  Marshy-man came to AAE in March 2014.  He was quite sickly.  He had been at another rescue, and they were unable to solve his problems.  He had been rescued once by this rescue, gone to a therapy home, and returned to be rescued again.  The back story isn’t entirely clear, but what we know is that Marshy was a sick guy when he came to AAE.  This was not long after he arrived.
 He was bony.  He lacked muscle  tone.  His eyes said it all.  Marshy was eating but wasn’t holding weight and he wasn’t feeling good at all.  He’d stand parked out and wait for discomfort to pass.  We tried a variety of things from diet to meds.  He would have short periods of relief, but nothing helped for any length of time.  Nothing stuck.
 With the help of Dr. Stolba and Dr. Fielding throughout and an array of diagnostics one step at a time, we finally learned Marshy had an intestinal issue.  His intestinal walls were much thicker than normal, so he wasn’t absorbing nutrients like a normal intestine.  Fortunately, once the issue was identified, we were able to help him with medication.  Thank goodness!!  This little guy is truly a remarkable horse.  Unlike Patches (hehe), he LOVES kids.  He LOVES activity.  He LOVES people.  He LOVES working.  He LOVES life!  He’s a kind, curious, gentle old soul.  And he is old (at least 20-something, probably more), but he would say “PTHHH, no I’m not!”  Marshy has put smiles on so many faces at AAE.  We were so saddened when he developed rapid onset cataracts last year.  BUT, we were so thrilled last year when you all came to the rescue and helped Marshy regain sight in one eye.  Marshy is a gift to everyone that meets him, and our AAE community has been such a gift to him.  Marshy thanks you, we all thank you!!
DAISY
Daisy is a little (not) mini donk that came to AAE in 2016 with her gentle giants, Kasey and Angus, after a family health crisis.  Daisy ruled the roost with her massive counterparts, and it was quite evident in her waistline.  She’s lost quite a bit of weight since coming to AAE, and she could still benefit from losing a bit more.  Check out that neck.  Gotta love those ears!
Daisy is one of our teachers at AAE.  All the new volunteers are privileged to meet this girl, and no doubt most would like to call her a three letter word (*ss) before the day is done.  She teaches many of the volunteers what persistence and stubborn go together.  She teaches many that not all hooved creatures are like all others.  Daisy has a subtle way of teaching many what “humble pie” is.  Truly, she is the sweetest, cutest, and most stubborn lil’ critter around AAE.  That being said, treat her with kindness, and she will oblige.  We LOVE her to pieces.
ROBBIE & FLAME
These two special boys came to AAE in 2016, not because they weren’t lavished with love or not cared for.  Theirs was a downsizing effort, and we’re so thankful we had the opportunity to welcome these “mature” gents to our herd.  They came at just the right time.  Marshy had lost his vision and we did not think he would be able to “entertain” kids and teach new volunteers.  Robbie is a handsome and talented guy.  He enjoys working with the kids, celebrating birthday parties, walking in parades, and being a bossy guy in the mini herd.  Really, he has a secret crush on Patches, but wants everyone to think he’s just the big man on the block.  Go get ’em Robbie, you’re da’ man!
 Flame is more the gent of the two.  He’s loves attention, he loves working, he loves to entertain, and like Marshy, he loves life.  He’s a happy-go-lucky little one.  He and Marshy make a great team, now only if they’d like each other!  PTHHHH!!!  These two are the perfect blend of perfect, but they’re like oil and water when together.  For now, they have paddocks next door to each other and they are like grumpy old men when it comes to the “two” of them.  Maybe they’ll become the “Odd Couple”, bicker, bicker, bicker but hate to be apart.  ‘Til then, the four minis and the donk get playtime in the arena together, and some days, it’s really a great show.
SPARKY
Sparky isn’t a mini, but he’s part of our little’s crew.  Sparky was one of the first arrivals at AAE in 2009.  He came from a backyard breeder that raised ponies on a small lot in a mobile home development.  There were about 8-10 adult ponies, including a stallion, and a few youngsters.  Sparky was with his mom, and he was only a few weeks old.  They were kept in small pens and had no real turnout.  Their hooves were long, and they were sad.  Loading onto the trailer and coming to AAE was an adventure!
 Sparky is another entertainer.  He’s an absolute character.  Give him an inch, he’ll take it a mile.  Treat him with kindness, and he’ll do the same in return, usually.  He’s another teacher in the bunch.
There are lots of Sparky stories here, but he tells ’em best in person.
HOLLI
One more for fun…our favorite little four-legged friend around here!
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2 days to 2018, YOUR donation means more horses can be helped! 

Join AAE as we Deck the Stalls with Boughs of Plenty.  As the year comes to an end, we are sharing stories straight from the barn to show how your support has helped horses in 2017. This year was very special, and there are so many stories to be thankful for!
As we count down to 2018, please help us as we prepare for another year of helping horses.  Your donations will assure we have ample funding for unexpected veterinary needs as we move into our next year.

We want to thank everyone for their love and support!

We hope you enjoy these stories as much as we do!

Have a great holiday season!

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Our 5th Annual Boots and Bling Event is on May 5, 2018.
Tickets are available now, get them while they last!
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Event sponsorship options are available or you can donate items for the event’s silent and live auctions?
For more information contact dani@allaboutequine.org

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Great NonProfits – Top Rated Awards


Thanks to YOUR input in 2017, AAE is once again a Top-Rate nonprofit!

If you love our work, then tell the world! Stories about us from people like you will help us make an even bigger impact in our community in the future.

GreatNonprofits is the #1 source of nonprofit stories and feedback, and it honors highly regarded nonprofits each year with their Top-Rated List.

Won’t you help us raise visibility for our work by posting a brief story of your experience with us? All content will be visible to potential donors and volunteers.

It’s easy and only takes 3 minutes!

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Employers Match Donations, Does Yours?

Hey volunteers!

Did you know YOU could earn grant money for AAE from your employer just by volunteering?

Many Employers offer money when their employees volunteer. Here are a few examples:

  • Intel provides a $10 grant to a nonprofit per every volunteer hour by an employee, and matches funds dollar for dollar up to $5,000 per employee or retiree.
  • Microsoft provides a $17 grant to a nonprofit per every hour volunteered by an employee.
  • Apple provides a $25 grant to a nonprofit per every volunteer hour by an employee, and matches funds dollar for dollar up to $10,000 per employee.
  • Verizon provides a $750 grant to a nonprofit when an employee volunteers for 50+ hours.
  • State Farm provides a $500 grant nonprofit when an employee volunteers for+ 40 hours.
  • Others top 20 matching gift and/or volunteer grant companies include
    • Starbucks 
    • CarMax
    • Home Depot 
    • JP Morgan
    • Chevron
    • Soros Fund Management 
    • BP (British Petroleum)
    • Gap Corporation
    • State Street Corporation 
    • ExxonMobil
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • Boeing
    • Disney
    • Google
    • Merck
    • Aetna
    • Dell
    • Outerwall (CoinStar and RedBox) 
    • ConocoPhillips
    • RealNetworks
    • Time Warner and subsidiaries
    • AllState
    • and more

Check with your employer.  You could help purchase our next load of hay!

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Double your impact for wild horses

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Photograph by Kimerlee Cury

Donate by midnight tonight to DOUBLE your impact

The clock is ticking for wild horses. When Congress comes back into session next week, they’ll immediately begin
deliberations onwhether or not to legalize the mass killing of wild horses and burros. But we promise – we’ll be there every step of the way, fighting for the freedom of these Americans icons.

Whether it’s on Capitol Hill, in the courts, or on the range, we’re always there for wild horses. Can they count on you to be there for them, too?

Right now, a generous donor has agreed to match every gift we receive up to $25,000 before midnight tonight.Pitch in today to help us take advantage of this huge opportunity.

Only hours left to make your tax-deductible gift in 2017 – and DOUBLE your impact for wild horses.

No horse should ever be chased by a helicopter until he or she collapses of exhaustion – and no horse should ever be slaughtered. Wild horses and burros have a right to live free with their families on our public lands. Please help us protect them.                                                                              

Donate before midnight to help save wild horses and burros, and make you gift go twice as far.

In Freedom,
Suzanne

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SYALER eNewsletter

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The following is from Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue:

Good Deep Freeze Afternoon SYALER Friends,

Mother Nature has offered us the splendor of a snow-covered landscape and the glinting beauty of ice-coated trees this final week of 2017. But she is also challenging us with these continued days of sub-zero temperatures.

Doing anything outdoors right now is difficult if not dangerous. Seeing to the daily needs of numerous rescue donkeys and mules in this extreme cold is downright dreadful.

There is good reason to worry more about the herd as this bitter cold can cause colic among other things. Ann must venture out regularly to make sure the heated water troughs are always topped off. She maintains separate heated water sources containing electrolytes and in these brutal, arctic days keeps hay in front of every animal 24 hours a day. Just the three draft mules alone are going through half a dozen bales of hay a day at $5.50 each!

Ann and Hannah have also been making hot mashes for the long ears consisting of herbal-tea-soaked hay stretcher pellets and a handful of black oil sunflower seeds. All of this plus the usual chores requires Ann and her help to be outside more often for long stints and it is NOT easy.

On top of the cold and extra weather-related tasks, yesterday the farm tractor seized up and is currently awaiting pick up by the “tractor ambulance.” Who knows what THAT will cost??! Then one of the big water heaters died with a nearly full tank of water, the barn camera kicked the bucket and the “bad ass” mules ripped the big, heavy door off of the tack room! In warmer weather these things would be annoying, maybe even somewhat humorous. When you’re working outdoors on a windy 12 degrees below zero day, they are a nightmare.

Suffice it to say that this severe weather is sapping the Save Your Ass coffers and sucking the life out of Ann and her workers. We REALLY need your financial help right now!

I know that Ann is sick with worry about the animals in these severely cold conditions. Knowing that donations are coming in so there will be enough hay in the barn and enough money in the budget to fix the tractor will help the animals, help Ann worry less, and help ALL of us who care about these noble long-ears great and small.

You still have TWO days to make a tax deductible donation to ensure we can provide the SYALER rescue animals with what they need as well as what the humans need to keep things running smoothly.

Let’s shoot for the Hay-O-Meter to reach $20,000 by midnight tomorrow! Pitch in whatever you can. It all makes a difference.

Thank you and a hearty Happy New Year 2018 to each of you.

-Elise Paffrath

SYALER board member

Donations can be made by using the “Donate” button in the left column, on our website:  http://saveyourassrescue.org/donate.html, by sending a check to SYALER, 23 Saw Mill Road, South Acworth, NH  03607 or by using the “Donate” button on our Facebook page.

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SYALER eNewsletter

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The following is from Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue:

 

Dear loyal SYALER friends,

As I write this Ann is out doing chores this frigid night, lugging hot water from her house to make mashes for the animals who get them, carrying and spreading hay for each group so every donkey and mule has access, graining and medicating those who need it, filling water troughs (yikes, don’t let the spigot run over and cause a skating rink now!) and most importantly checking that each animal appears bright and healthy as the day flips from dusk to dark.

In that manner, Ann works her way around to all four barns until every creature on the farm is fed, watered and content.

Come daylight, she will do it all again and hope once chores are complete she has the energy to go back to scoop manure and add fresh shavings so her charges can be as comfortable as possible.

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Let’s lawyer up to protect wild horses

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Great news: a generous donor has offered to MATCH all gifts up to $25,000 made by midnight tomorrow. Can you donate now and help us take advantage?

As President of the American Wild Horse Campaign, I am honored to have supported AWHC for more than six years. After working hard on this issue for nearly a decade, I can tell you that we are having real impact – in the halls of Congress, on the range, and in the courtroom.

My strategy from the start has been: let’s lawyer up to protect our wild horses. We work with the nation’s top environmental/public interest law firm, and together, we’ve been racking up the wins. Just this week, we won a huge case against the BLM in Idaho to stop the inhumane sterilization of an entire mustang herd.

We’re building a firewall between our wild horses and burros and the government’s plan to destroy them. Can you chip in to help, and have your impact doubled today?

Our opponents may be powerful. But we keep winning because we have science on our side, we have the facts on our side, and we have people like you on our side. Because of you, our wild horses and burros have the best legal team available to defend them.

Please stay in the fight with us and donate to defend wild horses and burros. Donate by midnight tomorrow and have 2X the impact.

With your help, we’ll keep fighting on behalf of America’s wild horses and burros. Thank you for your support, and let’s keep winning in 2018.

Ellie Price
President
American Wild Horse Campaign

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When No One Else Would, We Did! Blue’s Last Hope

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

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3 Days Left, Blue!

Blue is a young mustang gelding out of Nevada who came to AAE at the beginning of the year after being asked for assistance by Virginia Range Wild Horse Sanctuary and Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fund. He had been carrying around a large mass of proud flesh (granulation tissue) over his rear fetlock/pastern area for some time.  He was not halterable when he arrived at AAE, and we knew we had a big job ahead in helping Blue.

Before we could evaluate the mass, he had to be gentled, haltered, and his legs/hooves handleable.  With a straightforward mustang, not a big deal, but Blue had some substantial fear/trust issues.  Initial efforts with befriending and haltering him were lukewarm.  Thanks to Dr. Stolba and Team LBEMC (throughout Blue’s journey), we were successful enough to sedate him, radiograph the bony area beneath the mass and collect tissue samples for biopsy.  We wanted to make sure there was not an underlying reason for the mass other than old injury before getting too deep into corrective measures if they would be for naught.  It was not an easy feat.  Even with sedation, he kicked quickly and with purpose.

 

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VICTORY in Arizona

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

GREAT news: yesterday we learned that the Governor of Arizona signed an agreement to save the famed Salt River Wild Horses. Two years ago, these horses were almost removed from the Tonto National Forest and sent to auction. Now they are protected under state law from roundups, harassment, and slaughter.

We’re proud to have worked with the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group to achieve this victory. It’s just another example of our vital work – and none of it would be possible without support from people like you. Watch our Year in Review video now – and then pitch in before midnight tomorrow to stand up for wild horses and burros.

Thanks,

AWHC Team

We’ve done a lot this year, and we couldn’t have achieved any of it without you. Watch our 2017 Year In Review video to see all the victories you’ve won for wild horses and burros.

Screenshot for 2017 Year In Review video

WATCH NOW

You’ve helped us do so much in 2017 – but wild horses and burros need us to continue the fight. Chip in today and help us keep fighting for wild horses and burros in 2018.

With Gratitude,
The AWHC Team

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VIDEO: A year of saving horses

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

We’ve done a lot this year, and we couldn’t have achieved any of it without you. Watch our 2017 Year In Review video to see all the victories you’ve won for wild horses and burros.

Screenshot for 2017 Year In Review video

WATCH NOW

You’ve helped us do so much in 2017 – but wild horses and burros need us to continue the fight. Chip in today and help us keep fighting for wild horses and burros in 2018.

With Gratitude,
The AWHC Team

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What If Tomorrow Never Came?

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

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4 Days Left, Aziza, Nailah and Layla!
 
Today’s story is about four Arabian horses that came to AAE in early 2015.  It was back in fall of 2014 that AAE got a call from Janis Jones about several horses left on a ranch after the passing of their owner.  It turns out, there were four beautiful bay mares and a gorgeous black stallion.  These were the last of the horses at Coffey Arabians. Janis Jones, the former Mrs. Michael Coffey, assisted AAE in this rescue and ended up adopting the black stallion (now a gelding). Per Dr. Jones, “The Coffeys were known as one of the finest breeders of Egyptian Arabians in the United States, and these mares are most probably of the Shiko Ibn Sheikh line, a line known for beauty and performance”.
Mr. Coffey passed without a will or trust, and the horses were caught up in probate.  An administrator was appointed to oversee the estate, but there was no information about the horses.  No records of care or feeding practices, no veterinary history, no pedigrees, nothing.  No one knew who the horses were, how old they were, whether they had any health conditions or special needs.  However, it appeared they had lived on the ranch’s 80 acres of lush green pastures without much care.
Their hooves were long, and it appeared one had been dealing with chronic laminitis/founder for some time.  Fortunately, the administrator was a compassionate animal person and sought veterinary and farrier care.  Unfortunately, there were probate issues that limited her ability to provide for the horses via estate funding, so personal funds were used.  Further, being from well known breeding stock, there was belief that the horses had substantial value to the estate.  Reality was that without any specific information about the horses, they had little value to the estate, and the cost of care would exceed the value of the horses.  Ultimately, the horses were released from the estate about six months or so after the death, and AAE was finally able to pick them up.
 

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Tens of thousands of lives on the line

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

The slaughter lobby has launched an all-out assault on wild horses and burros. They are desperate to destroy our progress and strip away the rights of wild horses and burros once and for all. Worse, they’re willing to sink to almost any level to do it.

Here’s the good news – we held the line in 2017, and if we can hold it against these attacks in the New Year, we will win. But we need the resources to keep up the fight, and what happens in early 2018 will determine whether tens of thousands of these innocent animals live or die. There are only a few days left in 2017 – can you make a tax-deductible donation right now to help save wild horses and burros?

Wild Horse Defense Fund Campaign Status

Photograph by Kimerlee Curyl

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CAMPAIGN GOAL: NOT MET
CAMPAIGN DEADLINE: 12/31/17

Wild horses and burros are counting on you. Please, chip in now and show you have their backs.

With Gratitude,
Suzanne

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Aging – Realities of Life for Horse and Human

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

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 5 Days Left, Danny!

 
Danny’s story isn’t one of neglect, abandonment, abuse, or poor care.  Sadly, it’s one of human health and aging.  Danny was loved beyond words.  So much, his former owner considered euthanizing him rather than risk him having difficulties transitioning to a new home, ending up in a bad home, or worse, the fear of auctions and the slaughter pipeline.
Fortunately, the timing was right and Danny has a couple special people in his life that paved the way for him to get to AAE.  Danny is the most kind, mellow, and affectionate horse we have known, and we are grateful he landed with us.
 

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Mule Shot with an Arrow

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The following is from a Lucky Three Ranch follower:

On 12/22/2017, John the mule was show with an arrow by an unknown person(s). This occurred on Deal Mill Road in the Hudson, North Carolina, area. If you know who is responsible please call Crime Stoppers at (828) 758-8300. Crime Stoppers will pay $1,000 cash for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible. You can remain anonymous. The owners of John the mule are also offering a reward.

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If you’d like to donate toward John’s veterinary care, do so at the link below:

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Abandonment is not the Answer

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

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6 Days Left, Shelby!
Shelby is one of several horses that has come to AAE after abandonment by an owner or previous owner.  Sadly, too many horse owners feel they have no other option than to abandon a horse and leave them to fend for themselves for food, water, and shelter.  Many end up in shelters in poor condition, while others are injured, or worse, lose their lives to injuries or accidents.
Shelby is a 6-7 year old QH-type mare that came to AAE in April of 2017 when her new owners realized they did not know enough about horses to provide proper care. They had taken her in after she had been abandoned in their neighborhood.  When we arrived to pick her up, it took about 2.5 hours to earn her trust and place a halter on her.  She was fearful and reactive, and acted as if she’d been abused or otherwise mis-handled.  She was in fair condition, but had several abrasions across her body.
 

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This is tough to read

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

THOUSANDS OF LIVES ARE AT STAKE: Please donate to save wild horses and burros today.

For all the talk about legislative strategy, campaign tactics, and fundraising goals, here’s the sad truth:

Thousands of wild horses like this young mustang in Nevada languish in government holding pens. Their freedom stolen. Their families separated. Their sadness evident in their eyes.

The stakes of our campaign have never been higher. If we don’t succeed:

1) Thousands of wild horses like this will be killed in cold blood. It’s what our opponents want… they’re not even hiding it.
2) More and more wild horses like this will be rounded up, robbed of their freedom. They’ll end up confined in feedlot pens like this – or worse.

We need your help now more than ever. With just days left in 2017, can you make a critical tax-deductible gift now?

Every dollar you give us is used carefully and thoughtfully to prevent the slaughter of wild horses – and work to reform BLM’s failing system of roundups and stockpiling of horses in holding facilities.

Here’s what your donations will fund:

  • We are working day-and-night to ensure that Congress rejects the BLM’s request to start slaughtering America’s wild horses. Our efforts helped to preserve protections in the U.S. Senate’s Interior spending bill, but now our fight continues into the New Year as the Senate bill gets reconciled with the House pro-killing measures.
  • We are working to expand humane birth control programs using the PZP vaccine. We’re leading the way and showing how to manage wild horses without cruel roundups that destroy family bands and lead to horses losing their freedom in overcrowded holding pens.
  • We are monitoring roundups to stop cruelty and expose the BLM’s wasteful and inhumane practices. We’re shining a light on this hidden tragedy, and educating the American public about what can be done to stop it.
  • We are fighting in federal court to build a future of freedom for wild horses and burros.

All of this work takes resources. We’re as thrifty as we can be with your money, but it is vitally important that we’re able to continue this important work in 2018. It may be our most critical year yet.

Please consider a tax-deductible gift now. There has never been a more important time to give.

Thank you for everything. And I hope you have a joyous holiday season.

In Freedom,

Suzanne Roy

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A Christmas Story…Thank You for Making It Possible!

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

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 Merry Christmas!

7 Days Left, Sparkie!

What happens when a horse gets old? Do their guardians continue to provide good care and allow them to live out their lives in a beautiful green pasture and run free? More often than not, this is the case – however, there are horses who are not given the dignified retirement they deserve.  It’s not uncommon to find senior horses abandoned, neglected or worse, as was the case of Sparkie, a former rodeo barrel racer and cow horse.  Sparkie, a 20+ mare, had given her entire life to her owner.  Then she was thrown out as if her lifetime of service wasn’t worthy.  The pasture had dried and gone, and there was nothing more for her to eat.  She wasn’t fed, she wasn’t supplemented, she was just there.

 

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Season’s Greetings & “Wild” Wishes for the New Year!

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

May the spirit of the Holidays bring you and your family hope, joy, happiness and love.

May we continue to be inspired by the beauty and boundless spirit of America’s majestic wild horses and burros and the magnificent public lands on which they roam.

Thank you standing with us as we fight for the future of this great American legacy… We’re proud to call you part of our “herd!”

Wishing you and those you love a wild and free New Year!

In Freedom,

Suzanne, Deniz, Grace, Jenn, Mary & Ocean

(The AWHC Team)

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Let’s Deck the Stalls with Boughs of Plenty for 2018

 8 Days Left, Maya!

Maya is a beautiful 12-14 yr old mare that was rescued by her former owner from extreme neglect and abuse. She came to AAE at the end of September 2016 when her owner was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer and would no longer be able to care for Maya or work with her due to illness, and terminal prognosis.

Not having a place for Maya to go, Maya’s owner and daughter tried to rehome her via a Craigslist ad that turned into a pretty scary experience. Maya generated A LOT of interest, but all from backyard breeders, trainers looking for a resale project, and someone even wanted to make her a dancing horse. Her owner felt she deserved a forever home with someone who would LOVE her, not breed her or “train” her to resell at a profit. They contacted AAE and over a few months a place became available and the owner made plans to get Maya from the California, Oregon border to AAE.

 

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Reba’s life has now come full circle!

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Let’s Deck the Stalls with Boughs of Plenty for 2018

 9 Days Left, Reba!

Reba and her adult filly came to AAE after the death of her owner.  Subsequently, family was not able to provide for them.  Reba’s daughter was adopted some time ago.

Reba was an amazing senior mare that we had hoped to utilize as a program horse at AAE. However, she has challenge after challenge as a “herd” horse at AAE. We make ongoing adjustments to try to keep her happy and healthy! Ultimately, Reba was not happy.  We needed to make that right.

 

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