Monthly Archive for: ‘April, 2019’

BABIES, BABIES, BABIES – THEY JUST KEEP COMING! CAN WE KEEP SAVING THEM ALL?

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

IT IS BABY TIME!!!

6 babies in WA, and 3 in NV. We are in full on Baby Season, and it is a bit more complicated this year. Not only are we, (so far), pretty much the only rescue working on saving as many of the Yakama wild horses being shipped to slaughter as we can, we are once again the “go to” rescue in NV for the Virginia Range orphaned and injured horses.

So while I was in WA handling those kids, Matt was in NV, and picked up 3 more orphaned foals.

As always, we try and work with as many other folks as we can. Thankfully we were able to leave 3 of the babies with other “team members” in WA. To borrow a quote from Block Chain, “Team Work, makes the Dream Work”.

However, we still have 7 orphans here who are are ages 2-3 days up to a couple months? And then we have our 5 or 6 month old who is barely here, came in literally covered in ticks and starving to boot.

We still have 8 of the Pauite yearlings from the Palomino Valley roundup, as well as all the kids from the latest rescue. (Photo below shows some of the boys from the prior rescue.) Good news, Buddy may get to keep his eye, although he is still blind on one side. We have lots of starving kids who will need special groceries, and more vet care, for some time.

So the babies NEED MILK MONEY, and we still need to do more vetting on the kids from the latest rescue. We had some wonderful donations, which nearly caught us up from last month, so we are once again current with all of our vet bills.This is crucial as we need to be able to call them for our emergencies, which come up often when you are on the front line. So thank you to EVERYONE who helped us get so close to being caught up.

But with 7 babies we are looking at about $2100 JUST FOR MILK POWDER for one month’s worth of Foal Lac. This does not include milk pellets, grain, shavings etc. We use about 6 bags a day to keep the babies in soft clean beds :). The list of items for these babies is endless, as most of y’all know.

NV babies are about 3 hours away to pick up, but it still costs a fortune to drive there and back. It was close to 1000 miles to pick up these kids, even though it was “local – LOL) in our own state.

Of course with the additional number of babies, and the additional injured horses that we are now going to be responsible for, we will have to set up some more corrals and shelter. Right now we are at capacity, so we need to get a bit more space. It’s only $12,000 for the adjacent 12 acres. We could easily use a hose during the summer to run water, and we would need to fence it and put up some shelter.

As the horses’ needs grow, so does ours if we are going to provide the best care for them.

THANK YOU AS ALWAYS FOR SAVING ALL OF THESE LIVES! IT IS BECAUSE OF YOU AND YOUR GENEROSITY THAT ANY OF THIS IS POSSIBLE!!!

Please donate today and let’s keep on saving more lives!!

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

You can go to gofundmel

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

                                                                     ->You can donate via check at:

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 190

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GOD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

Donate to Help

 

THANK YOU for your donation and your love and support!

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

Hi,

I just wanted to say THANK YOU!. Your donation and your love and support for these horses has made it possible to change so many lives.

Together we have saved well over a thousand lives. You are the reason we can do this, and as hard as it is, I am extremely grateful that together, we are making such a difference.

I am getting ready to make milk for the babies we just picked up. (The photo above are some of the milk babies we saved last month.). I will send new pix out shortly, but wanted to let you know how much everything you do is appreciated.

I am not always quick to get out personal thank you’s, but I hope you will forgive me as it is just myself and my hubby doing all of this. I know it doesn’t excuse a slow thank you, but it’s all I got.

God bless and please know how much we appreciate you being part of our Chilly Pepper Family. Together we are strong and can keep on saving lives.

Hugs and love,

Palomino (Lauri) and Matt

 

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

You can go to gofundmel

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

                                                                     ->You can donate via check at:

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 190

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GOD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

Donate to Help

 

 

A difficult email

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

News & Alerts

This is a difficult email to write, but our commitment to protecting America’s wild horses and burros requires us to share this update. AWHC has always placed a high priority on working collaboratively with other wildlife and animal protection organizations.

It is with great sadness but certain conviction that we must now strongly oppose a policy being promoted by several of these groups and we urge you to oppose it as well

On Monday, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the ASPCA and Return to Freedom announced a deal with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, rancher lobbyists, and Rep. Chris Stewart, the leading advocate in Congress for the mass destruction of wild horses. It’s a bad deal and disregards the Statement of Principles and Recommendations signed by more than 100 horse organizations:

  • It would require the removal of an unprecedented 15,000-20,000 wild horses from public lands in Fiscal Year 2020 alone. Large-scale removals, involving cruel and inhumane helicopter roundups, are envisioned for several additional years to get within 20 percent of the BLM’s extinction-level population limit of 27,000 horses on 27 million acres of BLM land.
  • It will continue a policy of cruel roundups and confinement. The BLM will have control over these horses, and any improved holding facilities, like “enclosed pastures” will be managed by the BLM and at the mercy of annual appropriations.
  • The only scientifically proven method of humane population management, PZP fertility control, is notmandated. The BLM has repeatedly demonstrated its unwillingness to use PZP, as it currently spends 0% of its budget on it. Instead, the agency has demonstrated its preference for more draconian measures, including surgical sterilization and managing wild horses in non-reproducing and single-sex herds.
  • It’s unscientific and prioritizes cattle over wildlife. The plan accepts the BLM’s unscientific population limits for wild horses and burros, for which the National Academy of Sciences found no scientific support, and which are based on restricting these animals to just 12 percent of BLM lands and then allocating 80 percent of the forage in the remaining habitat to privately-owned livestock.
  • It’s unsustainable and expensive. Removing 15,000-20,000 horses from the range will cost at least $15-20 million, and storing them in holding for just one year could add $30 million annually to the BLM’s $80 million a year budget.

There’s a better way. Together we successfully beat back attempts by the BLM and livestock lobbying groups to legalize wild horse and burro slaughter. Together we’ll pursue creative solutions for wild horse management that give wild horses a fair share of resources on the small amount of public lands designated as their habitat. Together we’ll fight the mass removals that the National Academy of Sciences warned against as we advocate for humane management in the wild using fertility control.

We don’t need to cave to cattle industry interests for nothing but vague promises. We have the power of the people on our side. We can and we will do better. Please join us and contact Congress now.

Wild horses and burros are counting on us.

Suzanne Roy, Executive Director

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Push the PAST Act to the House Floor!

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The following is from the American Horse Council:

American Horse Council Action Alert

 

Push the PAST Act to the House Floor, Bill Gains 219 Sponsors!

Since being introduced in January, the bipartisan “Sen. Joseph Tydings Memorial Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act” (H.R. 693) has gained 219 cosponsors, which is more than half of the members of the House of Representatives.  Under new House rules, any legislation gaining 290 or more co-sponsors will receive an automatic vote on the floor.  As soon as H.R. 693 gains 71 more supporters – a target the horse industry can reach with your continued advocacy – House leadership will schedule the bill for a vote on the floor, where it’s assured quick passage.

H.R. 693 will strengthen the Horse Protection Act and finally end the soring of Tennessee Walking Horses, Spotted Saddle Horses, and Racking Horses. The American Horse Council, along with most major national horse show organizations and state and local organizations, supports the PAST Act.  To send a letter to your representative urging him or her to sign on as a co-sponsor, please hit continue and follow the prompts.  For more information related to H.R. 693 and how to move the bill forward, please contact AHC’s Bryan Brendle at 202-296-4031.

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Big Day or Giving is Coming!

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

 

Get Ready it is Almost Here! 

 

Join AAE for Big Day of Giving on May 2nd, starting at midnight!

What is Big Day of Giving?

The Sacramento Region Community Foundation’s Big Day of Giving is once-annual 24-hour giving challenge to help over 600 local nonprofits raise funds to make a difference in the Sacramento region. It’s the culmination of an entire year’s worth of community-building and collaboration, made possible by donors like you and community partners, like Western Health Advantage. Last year with your support AAE raised over $10,000 for our horses.
To learn more about Big Day of Giving, visit www.bigdayofgiving.org
.
This year AAE hopes you can help us raise $15,000 to help FILL the BARN! 
Your donation of any amount will help feed a horse or offset the cost of
veterinary care, farrier care or dental care.
$25 helps to provide feed to an average horse for about two weeks,
$50 helps provide feed for an average horse for about a month, and
$100 helps provides feed and basic care to an average horse for about a month!
How Can You Help?
You can donate to AAE on Thursday, May 2! Donations as little as $15 make a big difference, and your gifts can help us win some of the $100,000 in prizes that are up for grabs!
You can also schedule your donation now! Click Here Why Wait?! These scheduled gifts will be processed on May 2nd and will guarantee you help up meet our goal! So Easy!
 
Rally your networks to give during Big Day of Giving with a fundraising campaign!
Click the “Fundraise” button on the Big Day of Giving website: Click Here and build a personal campaign to encourage your friends to give, too.
Share the link with your friends and family,
so their gifts contribute to your campaign!
Let your networks know that you support our cause by sharing our posts on your social media accounts, or by creating and sharing a fundraising campaign. A good word from a donor like you is the most meaningful way for us to spread our mission! Use your social media networks or email to share your love for AAE!! Tell your friends to do the same. SPREAD THE WORD!!

HEARTFELT thanks to our Sponsors for 

making this event possible:

 
We are so excited to be a part of 
North America’s Equine Event of the Year!
Have you purchased your tickets?
 

  
With infinite gratitude to our SPONSORS!!
We can’t wait to see you at the event!

 

Daily Horse Care, especially pm shifts needed now
(Daily 8a-12p or 3p-6p)
Used Tack Store Support, all areas 
(Fri – Mon, 12-4p)
Barn/Facility Maintenance
Foster Homes, Long-Term Foster/Sanctuary Homes
Capital Campaign Support
Board Members
Fundraising/Events
Grants – Writing and Research
Volunteer, Project, and Activity Coordinators
Outreach Activities
Youth Programs
Therapy Programs
Veteran Programs
Special Projects
Admin Support
Marketing
Graphics
Social Media
Bloggers
Photographers
Media and/or Photo Librarian
More, more, more
Interested in volunteering or volunteering in other areas?

Employers Match Donations, Does Yours?

Hey volunteers!
Did you know YOU could earn grant money for AAE from your employer just by volunteering?
Many Employers offer money when their employees volunteer.  Here are a few examples:
  • Intel

    provides a $10 grant to a nonprofit per every volunteer hour by an employee, and matches funds dollar for dollar up to $5,000 per employee or retiree.

  • Microsoft provides a $17 grant to a nonprofit per every hour volunteered by an employee.
  • Apple provides a $25 grant to a nonprofit per every volunteer hour by an employee, and matches funds dollar for dollar up to $10,000 per employee.
  • Verizon provides a $750 grant to a nonprofit when an employee volunteers for 50+ hours.
  • State Farm provides a $500 grant nonprofit when an employee volunteers for+ 40 hours.
  • Others top 20 matching gift and/or volunteer grant companies include
    • Starbucks 
    • CarMax
    • Home Depot 
    • JP Morgan
    • Chevron
    • Soros Fund Management 
    • BP (British Petroleum)
    • Gap Corporation
    • State Street Corporation 
    • ExxonMobil
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • Boeing
    • Disney
    • Google
    • Merck
    • Aetna
    • Dell
    • Outerwall (CoinStar and RedBox) 
    • ConocoPhillips
    • RealNetworks
    • Time Warner and subsidiaries
    • AllState
    • and more
Check with your employer.  You could help purchase our next load of hay!

SYALER eNewsletter

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The following is from Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue:

April 20, 2019

 

Correction…

Our new employee is Kim Nelson… NOT Wilson!  So please join me in welcoming Kim Nelson to the Rescue’s Staff!

 

ChEARS,

Ann

President & Shelter Manager

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Wild horses depend on this

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

The good news: Last week, our coalition won a major victory in Nevada! After countless meetings, rallies, and protests, our organization is now tasked with implementing a humane fertility control program to save the Virginia Range wild horses in Nevada.

But now we have a big challenge ahead of us: We HAVE to make this program successful. If we do, we can replicate it with other herds around the country and begin to end the cruel policy of roundups and confinement of wild horses in pens and pastures.

Will you donate right now to support this humane fertility control program and all our efforts to protect wild horses?

We’re dispatching experts and volunteers on the Virginia Range to administer this critical program. And we’re holding a class next week to certify more program participants. But these programs take resources, from training to purchasing equipment, to sourcing the PZP fertility control vaccine, to transportation and other costs. To be successful, we need the support to execute these programs properly.

PZP and targeted birth control is the safest, most cost-effective way to manage wild horse populations on public lands. The alternative is what we spend so much time and effort fighting against: helicopter roundups, horses driven for miles until the collapse, confining entire herds in small pens for the rest of their lives, and worst – sending horses to slaughter.

Chip in now, and support the safe, humane management of wild horse populations.

We have a huge opportunity in Nevada to show that there are safe and practical ways to care for wild horse populations. It’s up to us to make it happen. Please help us support this program now, so we can celebrate its crucial and successful implementation as another milestone in our journey to keep wild horses wild.

Thank you for all your support.

AWHC Team

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JUST FOUND OUT I HAVE ANOTHER 5+ BABIES TO PICK UP IN WA ON MONDAY – CAN YOU HELP ME SAVE THOSE TOO???

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

UPDATE – Just got the call for another 5+ babies this Monday. I need to let him know if we can take them on and save their tiny little lives as well as get these kids all fixed up.

ONCE AGAIN – Y’ALL DID IT!

You saved these horses from being loaded onto the truck of death. Sadly, these kids are in awful shape, and we have already had numerous “emergency vet visits”, beginning the day they arrived.

We just received a phone call about another orphan that we need to go get, most likely today.

Our coffers are basically empty, due to our recent, (mostly unexpected) expenses.Since y’all make this possible, I wanted to share where your latest donations went for April (so far), so you would know why we need help so we can get these horses the medical care they need and get the newest orphan(s) picked up.

1). Vet bills for this last group of 11 – $ 2,685.00

Additional vet bills April $ 337.48 + $1123.00

Veterinary Total So Far in April $ 4,145.48
2) Additional Milk Products for orphans $ 849.20
3) Rescue the 11 Horses $ 4,725.00
4) 3 Months worth of Hay $ 7,200.00
5) Trailer repairs – $ 2,150.00

________________

$ 19,069.68

The total output for April was much higher than normal. We usually only buy one month’s worth of hay at a time, but due to the shortage, this was how we had to “get ‘er done” to make sure we have enough feed for the horses. Thank you to everyone who made that possible!

We picked up a 2 year old thoroughbred, who needed immediate, emergency vet care, and after 3 visits we had to euthanize him. I have never been so angry. Poor Benny could not eat or drink. If you didn’t pay attention, he just looked like a horse that was starving to death. Due to a horrible rope injury, (that is the best guess), he ended up with a chunk of bone in his neck (which appeared to be surrounded by scar tissue), that made it impossible for him to finish swallowing. Doc was very clear when he said nothing could have fixed him. The people that caused the injury didn’t even have the decency to free him from his pain. They just dumped him for slaughter.

BUDDY, the 5 year old gelding who was dumped after being injured at his home, has a horrible eye injury and most likely needs it removed. Due to our high vet bill, I cannot get him the treatment he needs until we have funds to cover our existing medical expenses. He has something wrong with his teeth and was also slowly starving to death. He is now eating mash and absolutely ecstatic about being able to actually eat. HE NEEDS IMMEDIATE VETERINARY ATTENTION FOR HIS EYE!

So many of these kids needed urgent vet care, and ALL of it was because of rotten people who decided to throw them away instead of getting them the help they need.

So once again, I am asking our Chilly Pepper Family to step up and help us get these kids whatever they need, as well as the groceries and a chance to start their new lives. They are not out of the woods by a long shot.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

You can go to gofundmel

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

                                                                     ->You can donate via check at:

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 190

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GOD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

Donate to Help

ANOTHER ORPHAN FOAL TO SAVE, MEANWHILE, THESE KIDS NEED IMMEDIATE MEDICAL CARE!

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

ONCE AGAIN – Y’ALL DID IT!

You saved these horses from being loaded onto the truck of death. Sadly, these kids are in awful shape, and we have already had numerous “emergency vet visits”, beginning the day they arrived.

We just received a phone call about another orphan that we need to go get, most likely today.

Our coffers are basically empty, due to our recent, (mostly unexpected) expenses.Since y’all make this possible, I wanted to share where your latest donations went for April (so far), so you would know why we need help so we can get these horses the medical care they need and get the newest orphan(s) picked up.

1). Vet bills for this last group of 11 – $ 2,685.00

Additional vet bills April $ 337.48 + $1123.00

Veterinary Total So Far in April $ 4,145.48
2) Additional Milk Products for orphans $ 849.20
3) Rescue the 11 Horses $ 4,725.00
4) 3 Months worth of Hay $ 7,200.00
5) Trailer repairs – $ 2,150.00

________________

$ 19,069.68

The total output for April was much higher than normal. We usually only buy one month’s worth of hay at a time, but due to the shortage, this was how we had to “get ‘er done” to make sure we have enough feed for the horses. Thank you to everyone who made that possible!

We picked up a 2 year old thoroughbred, who needed immediate, emergency vet care, and after 3 visits we had to euthanize him. I have never been so angry. Poor Benny could not eat or drink. If you didn’t pay attention, he just looked like a horse that was starving to death. Due to a horrible rope injury, (that is the best guess), he ended up with a chunk of bone in his neck (which appeared to be surrounded by scar tissue), that made it impossible for him to finish swallowing. Doc was very clear when he said nothing could have fixed him. The people that caused the injury didn’t even have the decency to free him from his pain. They just dumped him for slaughter.

BUDDY, the 5 year old gelding who was dumped after being injured at his home, has a horrible eye injury and most likely needs it removed. Due to our high vet bill, I cannot get him the treatment he needs until we have funds to cover our existing medical expenses. He has something wrong with his teeth and was also slowly starving to death. He is now eating mash and absolutely ecstatic about being able to actually eat. HE NEEDS IMMEDIATE VETERINARY ATTENTION FOR HIS EYE!

So many of these kids needed urgent vet care, and ALL of it was because of rotten people who decided to throw them away instead of getting them the help they need.

So once again, I am asking our Chilly Pepper Family to step up and help us get these kids whatever they need, as well as the groceries and a chance to start their new lives. They are not out of the woods by a long shot.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

You can go to gofundmel

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

                                                                     ->You can donate via check at:

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 190

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GOD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

Donate to Help

SYALER eNewsletter

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The following is from Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue:

April 19, 2019

 

Ears the news…

I apologize for the lapse between newsletters. It’s been a rough winter. I recently lost my first donkey Lula at age 28 . That was a tough one for me. Jeff got her for me as a gift and we brought her home in the back of a van when she was 16 weeks old.  It is because of Lula that I began to reach out to other donkey owners, read everything I could get my hands on about donkeys and their care, their nutritional needs, behavioral needs, and what it takes to start a rescue. The rest is history.

We have taken in a lot of animals with medical issues, those needing a lot of “fattening up”, and those with severe hoof issues.  The weather has been challenging as well. Thankfully we are finally getting some warmer, sunny days and  life is looking a bit more optimistic.

We have recently said farewell to two of our devoted board members, Joan Gemme, and Jean Cornish. They will be missed. We wish them well in their new endeavors. Thankfully Joan will still be volunteering to help with the auction and side projects for which we are very grateful!

We are in the process of looking for a new treasurer for the BOD as well as someone gifted in the art of fund raising. If you or anyone you know might be interested please let me know.

We currently have several adoptions pending and several in the works, just waiting for i’s to be dotted and t’s to be crossed. Shadow will be going to a wonderful home where she will have the company of many other donkeys of varying sizes. Sol and Luna will be going to their new home next month, as hopefully will be Ruth and Ezra.  We have people interested in Molly and Shadow, so hopefully all will be in new, loving homes before long. We love having them here but it is no substitute for being doted on by forever owners.  I am keeping my fingers crossed for the adoption of Manny and Sibley as well.

We are having our annual Open House on May 18th this year and hope to see you there! It’s a fun day to hang with the animals, other like minded folks, share food and a good time.  It will be held from 11:00 to 4:00. Please join us and bring your friends!

I would also like to publicly welcome’s our newest employee, Kim Wilson who now works weekends. I get a day off!!  Kim is a hard worker with a wonderful sense of humor; paramount for this job, and a great love for the animals.  We are happy to have her on board!

I will do my best to get back on track with the timely writing of this newsletter.

ChEARS,

Ann

President & Shelter Manager

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HUGE victory for our movement — here’s what it means:

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Thanks to your support, the horses on the Virginia Range in Nevada will continue to live safe, happy lives, free to roam on the land they call home.

In 2017, the Nevada Department of Agriculture abruptly terminated our partnership to safely and effectively manage the Virginia Range wild horses using fertility control. The program was necessary to humanely reduce population growth rates in this historic mustang population whose habitat is increasingly impacted by development.

In response, we and our local coalition partners have been working hard to restart the program. We mobilized thousands of calls and emails. Local groups held 63 vigils outside the State Capitol in Carson City.

We are proud to tell you that the grassroots pressure worked…with a big assist from the business community, especially tech company Blockchains LLC, and Nevada Assembly Minority Leader Jim Wheeler! Last Tuesday we signed a Cooperative Agreement with the state to immediately resume this critical program that will humanely manage these majestic horses using safe and proven fertility control.

This news isn’t just about one state or one range. It’s about the future of this entire movement and the freedom of wild horses everywhere.

In Nevada, we can create a model to demonstrate that there is another way to manage wild horses that doesn’t involve costly and cruel roundups.

Now, we need your help. Our volunteers and staff are in the field as I write this, implementing this lifesaving program to keep wild horses wild by providing a humane alternative to removing wild horses from their homes on the range. And we’re sustaining other programs across the country to protect wild horses. Will you donate right now to support us?

The alternative to success is too awful to imagine: more round-ups; horses confined in tiny pens for the rest of their lives, or worse, sent to slaughter; breaking apart the families that residents have come to know and love for generations.

We can show that there is a better way to steward our iconic wild horse and burro populations. Please help us to make it happen by donating now.

Thank you,

Suzanne Roy

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Boots & Bling Auction Item Donations Needed

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

 

Do you want to be an event sponsor?

Do you want to donate to our silent or live auctions?  

If you answered YES, please contact us! 

More information below

Sponsor deadline extended!  If you would like to sponsor this event or want more information on sponsoring, please contact Lindsay@allaboutequine.org

 

If you would like to donate to our live and silent auctions or want more information on donating, please contact Dani@allaboutequine.org
 
HEARTFELT thanks to our Sponsors for 
making this event possible:

We can’t wait to see you at the event!

Buy tickets now!

AAE’S QUARTERLY MEETING

Saturday, April 13, 2019

 

El Dorado Hills Fire Department
1050 Wilson Boulevard
El Dorado Hills, CA

 

AAE’s Quarterly All Volunteer Meeting is an opportunity for all volunteers to come together for an update on current happenings, upcoming events, and updated volunteer needs. It’s also a good time for anyone interested in getting involved to learn more about AAE. Bring family or bring anyone interested in volunteering or otherwise supporting our cause.
If you have a Boots and Bling Donation, please bring to this meeting.

If you’d like to join us, please click her to register.

Please bring either an appetizer or dessert to share at 6:00pm, meeting to begin at 6:30pm.
Everyone is welcome to join us!

 

Daily Horse Care, especially pm shifts needed now
(Daily 8a-12p or 3p-6p)
Used Tack Store Support, all areas 
(Fri – Mon, 12-4p)
Barn/Facility Maintenance
Foster Homes, Long-Term Foster/Sanctuary Homes
Capital Campaign Support
Board Members
Fundraising/Events
Grants – Writing and Research
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Employers Match Donations, Does Yours?

Hey volunteers!
Did you know YOU could earn grant money for AAE from your employer just by volunteering?
Many Employers offer money when their employees volunteer.  Here are a few examples:
  • Intel

    provides a $10 grant to a nonprofit per every volunteer hour by an employee, and matches funds dollar for dollar up to $5,000 per employee or retiree.

  • Microsoft provides a $17 grant to a nonprofit per every hour volunteered by an employee.
  • Apple provides a $25 grant to a nonprofit per every volunteer hour by an employee, and matches funds dollar for dollar up to $10,000 per employee.
  • Verizon provides a $750 grant to a nonprofit when an employee volunteers for 50+ hours.
  • State Farm provides a $500 grant nonprofit when an employee volunteers for+ 40 hours.
  • Others top 20 matching gift and/or volunteer grant companies include
    • Starbucks 
    • CarMax
    • Home Depot 
    • JP Morgan
    • Chevron
    • Soros Fund Management 
    • BP (British Petroleum)
    • Gap Corporation
    • State Street Corporation 
    • ExxonMobil
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • Boeing
    • Disney
    • Google
    • Merck
    • Aetna
    • Dell
    • Outerwall (CoinStar and RedBox) 
    • ConocoPhillips
    • RealNetworks
    • Time Warner and subsidiaries
    • AllState
    • and more
Check with your employer.  You could help purchase our next load of hay!

 

Please bring either an appetizer or dessert to share at 6:00pm, meeting to begin at 6:30pm.
Everyone is welcome to join us!
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What’s New with Roll? Goodbye Roll

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February 11, 2019

Unfortunately, after eight years together, Roll passed quietly from a mild colic and weakness in his hind quarters on February 11, 2019 at the age of 27 years. I rescued Rock and Roll from slaughter in December of 2010. We lost Rock in December of 2011 with a completely shattered hip joint after being rendered sound at the walk with no medications for a whole year. With ring bone and side bones in three hooves, I continued working with Roll and we met our goal of being sound enough to ride around the hay field for several years.

Roll survived a severe bout with White Line Disease in 2016. We had to resect 2/3 of his hoof wall and it only because of his good posture and core strength that he was able to “balance” his way through his treatments which changed weekly. It took eight months, but his left hind foot finally grew back completely (see 2016 posts).

…and afterwards, he was able to be ridden once again.

Roll began his time with me as a suspicious and spooky guy, but he studied his manners, his training lessons and we became the very best of friends. Since most drafts don’t live past 20, I feel blessed to have had him for as long as I did! Just before he died on February 11, 2019 (his hind legs were finally too weak for him to get up after his morning nap), he reached his nose from the ground to my cheek and gave me one of his soulful nuzzle kisses…a sincere thank you for a life well lived! He has crossed the Rainbow Bridge and joined his mate, Rock, that we both loved and missed so much! In my heart, I know we will eventually be together again.

Co-Sponsor the Bi-Partisan PAST Act of 2019!

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The following is from the American Horse Council:

American Horse Council Action Alert

Tell Your Senators to Co-Sponsor the Bi-Partisan PAST Act of 2019!

Following up on commitments made to the horse industry earlier this year, Sens. Crapo (R-ID) and Warner (D-VA) have led a bipartisan charge to re-introduce the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act of 2019 (S. 1007).  Other original co-sponsors include Sens. Blumenthal (D-CT), Casey (D-PA), Collins (R-ME), Daines (R-MT), Feinstein (D-CA), Markey (D-MA), Moran (R-KS), Toomey (R-PA) and Wyden (D-OR).  If your senator is an original cosponsor, be sure to contact his or her office to express thanks for taking the lead on equine welfare issues.  If you don’t see your senator’s name listed, be sure to take this opportunity to send a letter to your lawmakers’ offices to urge co-sponsorship of the PAST Act.

As you know, S. 1007 will strengthen the Horse Protection Act and finally end the soring of Tennessee Walking Horses, Spotted Saddle Horses, and Racking Horses. The American Horse Council, along with most major national horse show organizations and state and local organizations, supports the PAST Act. To send a letter to your senators urging them to sign on as co-sponsors and move this important bill forward, please click on the following link:

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It was a good day for wild horses

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

News & Alerts

New Agreement for Virginia Range Mustangs Fertility Control Program

On Tuesday, AWHC and the Nevada Department of Agriculture signed a new agreement to implement a humane fertility control management program for the Virginia Range horses. The program aims to reduce population growth rates in the historic herd, which lives in a 300,000-acre range increasingly impacted by rapid development in the northern Nevada area. Our program’s certified darters will begin working this week in cooperation with the tech company, Blockchains, LLC – the largest landowner in the Virginia Range — to deliver the PZP immunocontraceptive vaccine to wild horses in Innovation Park in Storey County! Read more about this critically important program below.

 

AB 128 Passes Out of California’s Assembly Parks and Wildlife Committee

AB 128, a bill to increase protections from slaughter for California’s wild and domestic horses cleared its first hurdle on Tuesday when it passed out of the California Assembly Parks, Water and Wildlife Committee on a 10-1 vote (with 3 abstentions). AWHC is proud to sponsor this bill in conjunction with bill author Assemblyman Todd Gloria, who has been a leading voice for the welfare of California’s horses and an outspoken opponent of the federal government’s plan to sell California wild horses from the Devil’s Garden Territory without limitation on slaughter. Read more about the bill and the latest developments below.

 

Limited Edition ‘Born Wild – Stay Wild’ Apparel

For this week only, we have teamed up with company FLOAT to offer you limited-edition apparel that supports our work to Keep Wild Horses Wild! $8 from every purchase of the ‘Born Wild-Stay Wild’ apparel goes to AWHC. Get them while they last – offer ends on Monday morning!

 

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CHILLY PEPPER NEEDS YOUR HELP NOW. 911 FOR THIS POOR BOY. – WILL YOU KEEP “HE NEEDS A MIRACLE” OFF THE SLAUGHTER TRUCK?

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

It is Now or Never for this poor boyAs usual, right in the middle of one rescue, comes another.

Matt is on scene and we have a chance to keep “HE NEEDS A MIRACLE” safe from any more of the horrors he has already faced. As you can see, he may end up being another humane euthanasia. Obviously we will give him every single chance to heal, and if he is just a bit odd shaped and in no pain, we will make sure he finds a safe place to land. But if the right thing for him is to end his pain, we will make sure he gets that respect. HE DESERVES TO HAVE NO MORE PAIN!

But HE CANNOT GO TO SLAUGHTER :(

In Addition, we have also been asked to help with an upcoming seizure in the next few days. So as usual, we have more lives to save and can only do so with your help.

Another fun fact is that due to the extreme shortage of hay due to the odd winter, in order to keep our hay safe, they will be delivering $7000 worth of hay tomorrow. We need to pay in full. Normally we would have it over 3 months, but due to the shortage and angry customers trying to buy the hay promised to Chilly Pepper, we have to get it now to secure it.

So now we need your help to get all of this done. Thankfully the 3 little ones at the Shipper’s are still spending time with their Mama’s. The more time they have the better, so we are praying we will not get the call that their Mama’s have shipped, for as long as possible. (NO, we do not have access to purchase their Mama’s at this point.)

So it is with great concern I send this out. We need help immediately to pull “He Needs A Miracle”. I am sure our Chilly Pepper Family would all agree that even if he doesn’t have a long life ahead of him, that he definitely should not be loaded on that trailer.

Thank you for any help you can provide for the hay, to save “HE NEEDS A MIRACLE” and to help us provide assistance with the upcoming seizure.

Thank you as always from ALL OF THE HORSES YOU ARE SAVING!!

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

You can go to gofundmel

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

                                                                     ->You can donate via check at:

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 190

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GOD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

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We delivered your signatures to BLM

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

We wanted to let you know that on Friday, April 5 we had an incredible turnout at a rally at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) state office in Salt Lake City to stop the roundup of Utah’s Onaqui wild horses. 

People from all over the country – including New York, Florida, Tennesse, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, and California – joined a fabulous group of Utahns to be a voice for these horses. Watch a video of the rally below!

After the rally, AWHC and our coalition partner, the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group, delivered 100,000 of your signatures and met with top BLM Utah officials about collaborating for the humane management of the Onaqui wild horses.

The BLM is to be commended for its work to develop existing fertility control program there (in conjunction with Wild Horses of America Foundation) and its openness to collaborating with our groups to further expand the program as a humane alternative to large-scale roundups from this Herd Management Area (HMA).

The meeting opened a positive dialogue between our groups and the BLM, and we plan to meet again with the Utah officials in 1-2 weeks to further discuss how we can collaborate for the benefit of the beloved Onaqui wild horses.

Thank you for taking the time to sign our petition. You have made a difference!

The AWHC Team

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FW: AN URGENT CALL FOR NEWBORN FOALS IN THE SHIPPER’S PEN, – A NEW “DON’T LET ME SHIP TO SLAUGHTER” DEADLINE, & MORE LIVES SAVED

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

YOU did it! YOU kept Smokey & the Bandit, and poor Buddy from being loaded on the “trailer of death”. It is with a broken heart I share the news, that for Bandit, his journey would end long before we wanted. We had to alleviate Bandit’s pain, as he suffered a horrific case of colic. I have no doubt his condition played a huge part in it all just being too much for him to fight. It was the right thing to do for him, and he is running free in Heaven.

As much as it hurts to lose him so much sooner than we wanted, y’all saved him from the horror of being sent to slaughter, and sometimes we are only here to provide temporary love and care.

So we decided to rescue another horse in his honor. Unfortunately, when we saw “LIL BANDITO”, we came across two other horses that were on the list to ship to their death, today!!!. So we had to step up, and pray our Chilly Pepper Family is on board with saving the two new ones also.

IN THE MIDDLE OF ALL OF THIS, I received another phone call. Chilly Pepper has 2 NEWBORN BABIES AND A 5 DAY OLD, waiting for us in WA.

As their tiny little lives unfold, little do they know that in a few days they will lose their Mama’s, and our Chilly Pepper Family will be the ONLY CHANCE they have at life. These babies are ONLY OFFERED to CHILLY PEPPER. No other rescues are allowed access to these babies.

If history repeats itself, I will be picking up more than 3 when I get the notice he is “shipping the horses”.

There are times when we have the opportunity to buy the mares with the babies, but that is not an option right now. So we keep quiet and save the lives that we can. There are so many tears when we pick up these tiny, frightened babies, but our job is to provide the best possible care we can, and as you all know, that take a serious toll on the budget.

So while Matt is down south picking up the new kids, and delivering some horses to their new homes, I will be prepping to head back up to WA for these teeny tiny babies. As always, WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN! We are so grateful for the folks who stay here and take care of everything while we are off picking up and delivering horses.

Most of the babies (from the last group) are still having issues, although the vet has finally figured out what might be causing it. But there are numerous new vet bills floating around, as well as the fact that between all of them, they are drinking the milk re-placer by the gallons.

On Monday, Matt will be taking Buddy to the local vet to see what the best options are for him. We have a safe place for him to stay if he needs time before traveling, and if he can come home right away we will do that. However, there is still a chance he may not have a good outcome, and then we would have to honor him and respect him enough to let him go. That decision would be based on the information from the Vet and what Buddy says. He will let us know if he is ready to fight, or is too tired and wants help to end his suffering. Obviously that is not what we want.

Like every rescue out there, we do as much of the medical care as we can, (under the guidance of our trusted vets), but sometimes you have to spend the money to get the exams, tests, xrays etc.

It is Go Time, and beyond! Thankfully, our Chilly Pepper Family has never let these horses down, and I know you won’t.

You are all a gift to these horses, and I am proud to know such amazing people. Thank you for your love, because YOU DECIDE how many horses we save! Matt and I are just “the Boots on the Ground”, but you all are the Heart and Soul. So let’s keep saving lives and get all of these kids to safety.

“Daisy Meadows”, “Give Me a Chance”, and “Lil Bandito”, have been marked safe and held for us on the belief that y’all will come through for them. Please keep them safe!

As always, the Chilly Pepper Family Rocks!

Thank you!!

Below, “Lil Bandito”, saved in honor of Bandit. (sorry for the poor picture quality, but it was all I had.)

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

You can go to gofundmel

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

                                                                     ->You can donate via check at:

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 190

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GOD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

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Reminder: #SaveOnaqui Day of Action TODAY!

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

 

TODAY: RALLY FOR ONAQUI AND DIGITAL PROTEST

 

Today is the day we put a stop to the BLM rounding up 80% of the famous and beloved Onaqui wild horses in Utah.

Help #SaveOnaqui today by sharing your support online! Take one (or all!) of the following easy actions, and help make a huge impact for the Onaqui wild horse herd.

 

You can also take it one step further, and make the phones ring! Call BLM Utah, (801) 539-4001 and BLM National, (202) 208-4896 – and let them know why you’re against the government rounding up 80% of the beloved Onaqui herd.

Here’s a sample script:

I am calling to urge the BLM to cancel the Onaqui wild horse roundup and expand the existing PZP fertility control program instead. This will save taxpayers millions of dollars and will allow these cherished horses to stay free with their families. Thank you.

Remember to follow our Facebook page today for the latest updates on our rally at the BLM’s Salt Lake City office.

Thanks!
AWHC Team

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TOMORROW: Onaqui day of action!

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Tomorrow is our rally to save the Onaqui wild horse herd. You can participate ONLINE!

Tomorrow is our day of action to save the Onaqui wild horses. Join us – in person or from afar! – as we protest the BLM’s cruel plans to round up 80% of this beloved herd.

Here are all the ways you can take action (and get #SaveOnaqui trending!)

Share our images with #SaveOnaqui on Facebook and Instagram. We’ve put together some beautiful graphics of the Onaqui horses free on the range – simply download and share! Let’s create a storm!

Tweet at leaders with #SaveOnaqui, to help us raise awareness and send a message! Let them know you’re fighting their plans to destroy the Onaqui herd.

Post on the Interior Department’s Facebook page to let them know you’re fighting to preserve the Onaqui wild horse herd.

Add the #SaveOnaqui Facebook frame to your profile picture. It’s a simple way to raise awareness within your networks and encourage other supporters!

Make the phones ring! Call BLM Utah, (801) 539-4001 and BLM National, (202) 208-4896.

I am calling to urge you to urge the BLM to cancel the Onaqui wild horse roundup and expand the existing PZP fertility control program instead. This will save taxpayers millions of dollars and will allow these cherished horses to stay free with their families. Thank you.

Follow along on our Facebook page tomorrow, and share #SaveOnaqui posts as we hold a rally and press conference at the BLM’s Salt Lake City office. The rally starts at 11:00 AM MT, to urge the BLM to forgo the removal of the beloved Onaqui wild horses and instead work with advocates to expand the fertility control program as an alternative to cruel removals from the range.

Rally to #SaveOnaqui
Friday, April 5, 2019 @ 11:00 AM MT
440 W 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT

 

Together, we have the power to change the BLM’s cruel plan to destroy the wild Onaqui herd – but we need all of our supporters to tune in and make noise! Join us tomorrow, and make sure one of America’s most famous herds is left to live free for another day.

Thanks!
AWHC

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