Today was once again quite a busy day. Brianna came out to work and help out. Annette also came out to help out wherever she could as well.
Tawnee showed horses to potential adopters, and Jason ran errands in town. Here are some potential adopters looking at Feather.
The hay barn arrived today! Now that the easy part is over, we have to get the holes drilled for the posts into the ground, and get it raised. Rain is on its way, it will not be done before this storm unfortunately. Unless a whole lot of volunteers show up tomorrow with their lifts, step ladders, tractors, drills, etc.
It took a little convincing to load her into the two horse straight, but she was willing and soon she was in the trailer telling us goodbye.
Today was pretty much non-stop showing horses to potential adopters. Sunny, not the white one above but the Chestnut below that was surrendered into the LAK program yesterday, was placed in adoption pending today. We think Brianna may have fallen in love with this sweet boy too.
The euthanasia clinic has almost completed its fundraising. We have enough funds to hold clinics monthly throughout the winter. We have started signing people up for the clinic, we are so glad to see that it is reaching the people and horses out there that really need it. One lady called today, she has an old senior horse with cushings that she had rescued a few years ago. She can tell it’s time to say Goodbye. She started checking around, and she was quoted over $500 again and again. Imagine her surprise to learn of the clinic where she can let her friend pass peacefully on for only $25. She is on Social Security and simply cannot afford the $500 needed at most vet offices. She has given this old horse a wonderful home and lots of love, and now thanks to your support she is able to provide a humane and dignified ending. This is a perfect example of what the euthanasia clinic is focused on: giving people an economical way to say “Goodbye.” If this was not an option for her, she very likely would have been forced to send it to auction, hoping against hope that someone would step up and do the right thing for this horse, but who goes to auctions wanting to buy old cushings horses? Only one kind, the guys that see dollar signs on hooves.
Tawnee did another magazine interview about the clinic. We’ve been receiving a steady stream of emails from rescues, humane societies, animal controls, etc across the nation who have looked at the big picture and are wanting to start euthanasia clinics of their own. It’s great that other’s have seen the bigger picture and are wanting to be a part of the solution, not a hindrance to those that are the solution.