Oklahoma Shelter : 4-29-15

We are excited to announce our first Volunteer Day at the Oklahoma Shelter!  It will be held on Mother’s Day, May 10 from 1:00 – 6:00.  For more information and to sign up, click here.  There is lots that needs to be done!

If you can’t come to the volunteer day, you can still help out by purchasing a very cute shirt.  The proceeds from the shirt sale goes to help purchase pens and shelters to house the horses and other rescued animals at the Oklahoma Shelter.  We really need to reach our goal of 150 shirts, and there’s only 5 days left.  If we reach our goal we will be able to purchase several horse shelters and pens with the proceeds, over $2,000 will be raised!  Please buy your shirt, and a couple more as gifts, now.  Click here

Feather, the very pregnant donkey at the Oklahoma Shelter, was getting very close to her time.  The vet thought she would give birth in May, but last Thursday she was starting to act a little different.

Before long we all knew she was in labor.

Her delivery was normal and a beautiful little jack was born.  He was so wobbly with his long legs, but he wanted to stand and walk as soon as possible.

It took a few tries and a few falls, but Feather encouraged him every step of the way.

Finally he was up and standing, but still extremely wobbly.

By the end of the afternoon, little Jericho was dry, fluffy and able to stand perfectly with his mom.

He is so cute!  He is so fluffy and his long ears are just so adorable.  Feather is a very proud momma.

In our last Oklahoma Blog, we talked about Arrow being taken to the vet.

She had X-Rays done on one of her hooves that was very misshaped.

The X-ray revealed a very large air pocket bubble separation in her hoof.

The vet recommended a farrier that they knew would do a wonderful job for Arrow.  We were all very curious about how the trim would go and what would be revealed when the trim took place.

We have never seen a more shocking hoof trim.  It’s amazing that Arrow is sound on her hoof with so much of it missing because of the air pocket.

Her hoof had to be cast and packed with Iodine, but in the end it should grow out normally and be perfectly fine.  The vet and farrier do not believe it will affect her at all.  What a great job everyone is doing at the Oklahoma Shelter!

You can view our available animals for adoption at the Oklahoma Shelter on our adoption page now, click here.

Thank you all for your support of our nationwide rescue and sheltering efforts, we couldn’t do it without you!