The Nov 9th Auction rescue is up on the website. Before it was even up some very kind, loving and generous people donated $100. Our goal for the Nov auction is $5,000 for the rescue and care of the auction horses.
Horses are being dumped at auctions in droves. At the last auction we are almost 100% sure that there was not a single horse sold to a KB!!! Our rescue is extremely full and as winter approaches we have to think into the future and make plans accordingly. Adoptions have slowed, but horses still need to be saved from the brutality of slaughter. We currently have about 80 horses in the rescue, horses that have to be fed and cared for every day. We simply will not be able to accommodate this number of horses once the rainy winter begins. We are planning on having no more than 40 horses at the rescue during the winter. This means two things: we can start turning a blind eye to the poor horses dumped so thoughtlessly at the auction, pretend they never needed our help and just ignore the problem or we can do what we believe is right. We can save them from the cruel fate of slaughter, give them the best possible chance of finding a forever home, and if no home is found allow them to pass on knowing love, compassion and peace. As we rescue 20-30 horses monthly from auctions, the euthanasia rate may vary greatly this winter depending entirely on placement ability. The horses at the auction need your help. In the wintertime, very few people are wanting to buy a horse, except for those that only see dollars on hooves, making a horses chance of finding a kind home virtually nill at the auction.
Our Last Act of Kindness time frame may have to be shortened this winter depending on how the adoptions go. In our minds the choice is clear: leave horses at the auction to be slaughtered in Mexico or Canada, or bring them into our rescue and give them a chance. The answer is clear, and you can join us in our rescue efforts! Please continue helping to save horses from slaughter. Click here for more information and to donate.
First thing this morning we called a number we had gotten yesterday for a possible resource to purchase an office for very very cheaply. As the rescue keeps getting busier and busier, a separate office from Jason and Tawnee’s house would be such a great asset. This building is an 8×16, the same size as the new tack room. Jason got the person who was selling the office on the phone, and after some discussion it was agreed to meet in town “in half an hour.” That meant Jason was skipping breakfast today, he had to get to town ASAP!
One of our adopters runs a junk car removal company, which means he has a flatbed tow truck. Little did we know that tomorrow he is heading back east on vacation, but thankfully he wasn’t too busy to move the building for us “for some gas money.”
So, after trying for some time to load her directly into the two horse, we loaded her (no problem) into our bigger trailer, backed up to the two horse, and she hopped right in.
Tawnee was up early this morning getting Petfinder updated and worked late this evening finishing the job. There has been a lot of emails asking for updated pictures and information on the auction horses. Thanks for getting it done Tawnee! They are all there now, Petfinder may take a bit to show them all, but they are in there. Be patient, they’re in the Internet world now!
Today was a very busy outdoor day and Brianna unfortunately got a grand total of 0 emails written. She is coming in tomorrow morning to catch up though! If you haven’t gotten a reply, please be the squeaky wheel on the wagon.