9-12-14

On Thursday we bid on 3 mules and saved them all for only $8!  We were alerted that 3 mules were being auctioned off by the government, and bid price was only $1 on two of them, and $6 on the other one. These mules were used by the National Park Service until they became too lame and were no longer useful. We wanted to help these three precious mules who have served our government for so many years.   It will take over 600 miles of driving to get them to our shelter. Paying for their safety was the cheap part, bringing them to our shelter, giving them the vet care they need to treat their lameness, caring for them and finding them forever homes is the expensive part.

We are asking that you donate only $8 (or more if you can) to help with the transport and care of these three precious mules. They have served our government with dignity for years, and now that they are auctioned off with no concern for their well being, they are counting on you to help.

To donate using your Credit Card: http://bit.ly/1qpWnCP
To donate using your Paypal: http://bit.ly/1obncrM

We are opening up a program we are trying to develop.  We are rescuing so many horses that we need help finding them homes.  We are reaching out to 501(c)(3) rescues and animal welfare organizations, offering them quality adoptable animals that will be easy for them to place, allowing us to rescue more horses from auctions and the slaughter pipeline.  We do the hard part of rescuing, evaluating, microchiping, worming, vaccinating, and then they can be transferred to qualified rescues with no fees.  If you are a rescue and would like to apply to be part of this program, please click here.

Freedom Horse Rescue came to the shelter to look at the horses and figure out if there were any they wanted to transfer to their rescue.

They really fell in love with Troy, the biggest horse on the place, and Frosty, one of the smallest horses at the shelter.

They also really liked Hattie.  Hattie came to us back in May, only halter trained, and now Kirsty has her nicely started under saddle.  She will be highly adoptable for them!

They also took Zuri from our last auction rescue group.  She loaded up in the trailer like such a good girl.

Before they loaded Troy and Frosty we had to get a photo of them, it’s just too cute!

Troy loaded up behind Zuri.  He had an extra wide spot and he fit perfectly.

Hattie was the last big horse to load up in the trailer.  She is a really good girl, and so pretty too.

Finally Frosty got to load up and he had his own special compartment away from the big horses, safe and sound.

They couldn’t resist the bunnies at the shelter, and decided to transfer them as well.

We want to send a huge “Thank you!” to Freedom Horse Rescue for taking some of our rescues into their program, helping them on their journey in finding their forever homes.

On Friday our vet came out.  He was really sad at the condition of the minis.  After examining them, he said the only reason they are in this condition is due to a lack of adequate nutrition.  There is no medical reason they are in this shape other than they weren’t fed enough.

Munchie tried to be a good boy for his examination, but wasn’t quite sure about it all, and decided he liked the hoof trimming better than the exam.

The vet also looked at Wyatt.  Wyatt, the horse with the locked leg, finally became unlocked with the first treatment plan, but then he started having problems with his other leg.

The vet decided a round of injections and more exercise should hopefully help him out.

The greatest news that Wyatt got is hearing that he gets to be out in the pasture now.  He walked off into the sunset, excited to try this new plan, hoping against hope it will cure him permanently so he can be a normal horse.  He is not available for adoption until we figure out what is wrong with him and we get it fixed.

Thank you all for your support!  Have a great weekend.