Ears in the news
The following is from Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue:
Wow! How did it get to be July already? It was a very long winter and spring here, with a lot of animals waiting to be adopted. I’m very happy to say that we now have a much more reasonably sized group of individuals and bonded groups looking for new homes. Big thanks to all of our recent adopters! I’m sure this roll will continue.
We had a lovely turnout and nice day for our first of what I hope will be many Clicker Training workshops with Lyndsey Lewis. Lyndsey is great at teaching people as well as animals. It was a lot of fun.
Dedicated volunteer Mike Dunham has been making extraordinary progress with our two very shy donkeys Blossom and Daisy. The two standard donkeys came in from separate owners, but bonded immediately. They both came in too shy/fearful to be handled at all. Rather than create more fear, we work slowly with only positive reinforcement. Mike is now able to touch Daisy over most of her body, take her halter off and put it back on and lead her on a loose line. This may not seem like much, but for a donkey who was too afraid to come within ten feet of a human, this is HUGE! Blossom is coming along nicely as well, although not quite as quickly as her friend Daisy. One of our mottoes here is: “It takes as long as it takes”. We will get there!
It’s time once again to submit your photos of your favorite long ears for the 2018 Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue Calendar!
We invite you to join us in putting the “fun” back in fundraising, with our 2018 photo contest! The calendar will feature your photos of your donkeys, mules, and hinnies. The calendar will be offered for sale on our website and at event booths. Our volunteer judges will select their 13 favorite photos from all submitted to be featured on the cover and for the 12 months. All other photos will appear in the calendar in smaller format.
To submit your entry: Email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email, please include your name, the name of the animal(s) in the photo(s), and a couple of lines describing your long ear(s). Rename your files in the following format: Smith_Ann_Eeyore.jpg. The contest closes on August 15, and winners will be announced on September 1st.
You all know how I feel about fund raising <G>, but it is critical if we are to pay for veterinary bills, farrier fees, food and shelter for our rescued long ears. SYALER had found new homes for more than 450 animals since 2007. Funds raised through this contest and the sale of the calendars will enable the Rescue to continue to provide these much needed services for long ears in need. For additional information and tips on photographing for our calendar, go to: http://www.saveyourassrescue.org/calendar.html
I look forward to seeing everyone’s pictures! I love when I’m in the post office, where the 2017 SYA Calendar is on the wall, and hear people in line talking about the animals.
President & Shelter Manager