We would like to give a huge “Thank you!” to an anonymous person who donated $1,000 towards the January auction rescue and care fund! We cannot thank you enough for your generosity in donating to rescue horses from livestock auctions. This leaves us with only $425 left to go! Update: We just received another $25 from Show Dressed Up, leaving us with $400 left to go. WE CAN DO THIS!
We have changed the goal a little bit for the gelding clinic. As public support is just not forthcoming for this clinic, we have reduced the goal to 20 horses, $2,500. There have been stallions gelded by this program already, but there are many more that would greatly benefit from this. Just today Tawnee saw an add on Craigslist that read “Found horse – call to identify.” Tawnee called them up to make sure they had called Animal Control to let them know, and to let them know the horse would be welcome to come here if it had been abandoned. It turns out there were two horses from 2 different places. The owner came forward for one of them, but the other one was a 2 year old stud colt. She knew where he came from, so she called the owner, the scenario went something like this: “He’s at your place hu? You like him? You just got a new horse.” The lady had already gotten another stud colt from him, the backyard breeder who has too many horses, earlier. Tawnee told her about the gelding clinic and she was so excited, she is going to get an appointment as soon as she can with the vet to get yet another 2 stallions gelded. The cost of gelding is so high at times that many horse owners cannot afford it. She was so relieved to hear that the cost of gelding for her would only be between $25 and $50. So please, if you can help with this vitally important program, please do so! Click here for more information. The overpopulation of horses really starts here, help prevent unwanted foals!