7-30-14

We really need your help!  It is time for our August Auction Rescue fundraiser to start, and the first auction is just a few days away.  Our goal, as usual, is to raise $6,000 for the rescue and care of slaughter pipeline horses at the auctions.  Last month we saved 17 horses at auctions in 2 different states, please help us be able to save horses this month too.  For more information and to donate, click here.

Tuesday morning Phoenix found out it was going to be quite the adventurous day for him.

He was going to have a makeover!   He wasn’t sure what it was all about, but he loves attention.

He got all sudsy and sprayed off.

He decided he looked pretty nice after his bath was done.

Then he had to drip dry in the sunshine.  By now he was getting really confused.

While he was drying he got his mane and tail clipped and styled.  He was starting to look like a different horse.

He still didn’t know what all the attention was all about, but he soaked up every minute of it.

By the time he was all done he had a strange look on his face.  He just couldn’t figure it out.

Then people started jumping up and down, waving stuff in front of him.  It was all quite strange.

Then he realized it: he was the star of his very own fashion photography session!  We wanted to get some great after pictures of him.  You can see, and read, his story by clicking here.

   After the photo shoot Tawnee was in the office getting some new ID tags done.  We have tried different identification tags, but none of them seemed to work as well as we would like.  With the increase of horses being surrendered, it’s getting harder to memorize everyone’s names.

We have tried various neck tags, but now we are trying leg bands.  If we have success with these we plan on using them permanently.

Kirsty was busy working with Tanner in the round pen, getting him used to the tarp.

Back in the office and vet room Jason was busy filming.   We have been wanting to do a virtual tour of the shelter for some time now, and today it finally got done.

You can watch the tour of our shelter, meet some of the staff, meet some of the animals, and really feel like you are visiting by clicking here.

Also Tuesday afternoon a horse was surrendered for the Last Act of Kindness.  The horse has been in considerable pain and their vet says it is not going to get any better.  It was a very tearful “Goodbye.”

Back in the round pen Kirsty was busy working with Princess.  She was rescued with the last auction group.

She is nicely trained to ride and neck reins.  She seems like a “been there, done that” kind of a horse.

Our vet has evaluated her and determined her age to be about 15 years old.  She was given a clean bill of health too.  If you are looking for a nice riding horse, you will want to consider Princess.

At the end of the day Jewel was being led out of her stall.  She’s a good girl and is always happy to see Russ coming her way.  Probably because he is the one that feeds her.

In the office her new mom was busy filling out the adoption papers and was waiting to take her new girl home.  They were both so happy when they posed for an adoption photo.  Jewel nuzzled her new mom’s neck, saying “Thanks, mom!”

Jewel loaded right up into the trailer and was such a good girl.  We are so happy she found such a wonderful home.

It was a beautiful ending to a long and busy day.  Cowgirl posed just perfect for a sunset picture.

Please remember our auction rescue fund, your support is greatly appreciated!  Click here.