1-26-09

The auction rescue fund is currently at $90! Please, even if you only have an extra $5, it will help save lives in February. We greatly appreciate every ones support, our first auction in February is coming right up.

Tawnee had yet another interview with a major horse magazine. In the back of Tawnee’s mind she was beginning to wonder when we would hear from them, or if they would skip the bandwagon that all the other majors magazines have been on. Sure enough, they called us up this morning and did a long interview. After the interview Tawnee told them that they have always been her favorite magazine, ever since she was 5! They said “That’s what we like to hear!” We’ll let you know who it is as soon as we see it in print. We are trying to get a list together of all the major media coverage, Tawnee picked up February’s edition of Horse and Rider because we keep hearing from everyone that we are in there. We can’t find us. Can you please let us know which page?

Tawnee headed out to the vet today to pick up the poor guys that had their “brain” surgery, as Becky would say. The trailer was parked in a particularly muddy location, but thankfully it was able to be towed out without any trouble.

On the way to the vet, less than 1/4 mile from the rescue, this cow was hanging out in the road. It’s buddy was off in the grass. It looked quite perturbed since Tawnee made her scoot off the road so she could drive by. It is kind of semi free range out here.

About a mile later this beautiful hawk was perched, waiting for breakfast.

Tawnee arrived at the vet safely. Michelle and Tawnee had some paperwork to do together, one of which was documenting the gelding with the broken neck at the last auction. Once the paperwork was done it was time to get the horses loaded up in the trailer. Adrian just looked so beautiful. She was rescued about 3 months ago, and she is looking so bright eyed now, but still she has a ways to go. Thanks to Kim and Rico, she is going to be fostered at their home until she is fully recovered. We now feel comfortable letting her out of our care, she is on her path to recovery and we know that Kim and Rico will give her all the carrots and treats she can eat.

This is Adrian when she first came to us several months ago in the Lucky 7 group. Keep in mind that she had her winter coat on, which disguised how skinny she truly was.

Then it was time for the poor sore boys to be loaded up. Here is Gingles walking slowly out to the trailer. Once back at the rescue, Tawnee and Jason tagged the horses.

Here’s Redneck getting his tag on, getting ready to get out and go play. Well, maybe not a rambunctious play…

While Tawnee was at the vet Claire did an adoption of the little colt that was rescued from the last auction. His adopter chose his new name: Shrimpz. Can’t really see him in the trailer, but he is in there.
We are sure you have heard of Premarin, the hormone replacement drug that utilizes pregnant mare urine. Leading to thousands upon thousands of unwanted, quickly slaughtered babies. Well, Wyeth is at it again, this time with a new drug, a new name, but still using the poor mares locked in small stalls, kept dehydrated, and constantly impregnated. Back in 2002 Wyeth was responsible for having 40,000 – 50,000 pregnant mares in their program. That means 40,000 – 50,000 unwanted foals every year. Premarin was linked to breast cancer and their sales plummeted, reducing their herd of mares down to approximately 6,000. If this new drug is approved, this would drive the demand up, leading to many more pregnant mares and thousands and thousands of unwanted foals. Tuesday’s Horse has a great article written up about it, click here to read it.

Jason, when he wasn’t working, found this interesting horse abuse news clip spoof. The reporters are typical “We don’t want to know the facts about horse abuse.” And yes, there are people out there like them, they figure if they don’t know about it, it doesn’t affect them, they don’t care. Education is certainly a key part of our mission, but unfortunately, some people do not want to be educated. Click here to see the video. Or you can click the picture below.

Please, help us save horses at the auctions in February: click here.

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  1. I couldn’t find you in Horse & Rider, but I found you in Practical Horseman on page 70. I think all this exposure is great for you and the horses too!!

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