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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:
Sweet Kaya, Our Hearts are Broken
We’ve had a sad week at AAE with the loss of our sweet, sweet ol’ girl, Kaya. Many of you may remember she colicked last month, and her docs found a stone in her tummy. Sadly, it reared it’s ugly self again, and this past Tuesday morning, Kaya was not herself. She hadn’t eaten her dinner, and she hadn’t pooped all night. Not good! We called the vet, and after exam, we took her to the clinic for hospitalization. She was impacted again, and we were faced with the surgery question, again. It’s a heart-wrenching question when faced with the cost of surgery, her age, recovery, and all the other horses in our care. Just as importantly, all of the volunteers and participants that love each and every horse in our care and the participants that share their lives, as well. Needless to say, this is one special mare that has so kindly touched the lives of so many people.
She gave so much to so many, and she had a very good prognosis for the stone removal surgery, so we were planning to ask all of her friends for help. As we were preparing a special fundraiser for her surgery, the call came. Kaya had a cough. Not a good thing with consideration of surgery. Sadly, the docs discovered she had a diaphragmatic hernia. She had fluid in her chest, and some of her intestines were pushing into her thoracic cavity. Sadly, this presented a much more complicated situation for our sweet girl, and we felt the best thing we could do is send her gently across the Rainbow Bridge.
Kaya came to us February 25th, 2014, four years and two days before she left us. Kaya made many a birthday memories and she introduced hundreds of new volunteers to horses. She served our veterans in a horsemanship clinic, and she was good friends with many of the seniors in our herd.
Please click the image to share in some more memorable Kaya moments.
No doubt, there are angel kids riding Miss Kaya, and
she’s making their time in Heaven extra special!
Kaya, we so miss you, Sweet Girl!!
Do You Have Your Tickets Yet?
Tickets for AAE’s 5th Annual Boots and Bling fundraising event are now on sale. Get your tickets early before they sell out! We are expecting over 350 guests. Don’t miss out!!!
Please join us in celebrating nine years of helping horses.
Saturday, May 5
This is a super fun event that includes
a BBQ dinner, Live and Silent Auctions, Music and Dancing!
This is our biggest, most important (and most exciting) fundraiser of the year. This event funds a large portion of our annual budget that keeps us saving and serving horses and humans throughout the year.
WE LOVE WHEN YOUR GROUP JOINS US FOR BOOTS!!
PLEASE BUY TOGETHER TO SIT TOGETHER
PLEASE BUY TOGETHER TO SIT TOGETHER
Boots & Bling tickets are on sale for $35 per person. Get them before the price goes up to $40 on April 1st!
If you plan to attend with a guest or guests,
please purchase together if you want to sit together.
Boots & Bling needs YOU!
and TABLE options are available!
Check out our sponsor and table packages here, or let’s work together to create a package that works for you! For more information or to sign on as a sponsor, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many thanks to our past sponsors for helping make this a successful event.
Lees’ Feed & Western Wear
We also need LIVE and SILENT AUCTION DONATIONS!
For more information or to make a donation, please contact email@example.com. All donation are needed by 4/8/18
Most importantly, we need VOLUNTEERS to help with the event. If you can help with set-up, clean-up, dinner prep or service, auction support, or anywhere needed, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can’t wait for our fun-filled night raising funds to support horses and AAE ! We hope you’ll join us!!
AAE’s 2018-19 Calendars are Here!
These are high quality, 16-month calendars that feature AAE horses, volunteers, and even a few adopters. The calendars can be purchased at All About Equine Used Tack Store for $20. We also have a few available at the barn. Purchasing one is a great way to show your support for AAE.
Alternatively, order via the following link:
(Please note in “special instructions” that you are purchasing a calendar, and
if you need us to mail yours, kindly add $3 for shipping.)
Daily Horse Care, especially pm shifts
Used Tack Store Support, all areas
Foster Homes, Long-Term Foster/Sanctuary Homes
Capital Campaign Support
Grants – Writing and Research
Volunteer, Project, and Activity Coordinators
Media and/or Photo Librarian
More, more, more
Interested in volunteering or volunteering in other areas?
Submit a Review Today!
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!
Click here to get started!
Employers Match Donations, Does Yours?
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
- Home Depot
- JP Morgan
- Soros Fund Management
- BP (British Petroleum)
- Gap Corporation
- State Street Corporation
- Johnson & Johnson
- Outerwall (CoinStar and RedBox)
- Time Warner and subsidiaries
- and more
Check with your employer. You could help purchase our next load of hay!