Monthly Archive for: ‘December, 2019’

Believe in the Magic of the Season

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

 

Remember AmazonSmile when you shop!
With every purchase, AmazonSmile donates to All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc. at no cost to you!

It’s been a busy year and you’ve made this world a better place for some lucky horses.

Join us as we share 31 stories that show how you helped horses in 2019.

We hope you enjoy these stories as we count down to 2020!
Your support this month will help us prepare for another year of helping horses by
funding our veterinary budget for 2020.
We can not do this without you!
Thank you all for your support!

TAYLOR

Taylor is a recent intake.
Taylor was rescued from a kill pen (by a private party) in July and taken to a board/care facility.
Her rescuer never returned.  She never paid for her board/care.
Taylor is an older TB mare (20-ish), about 15.1 hh, and an absolute sweetheart.
Hoof and dental care were long neglected, though hooves looked ok from the outside.
She had her first trim after arrival, and she had an abundance of overgrown sole and bar removed.
   
 
Taylor has some major dental issues, too.  She is scheduled for dental care soon.
   
Taylor has been vaccinated and dewormed.  She’ll get a microchip with dental.
Taylor’s care and evaluation will continue until she is ready for adoption.
Your support made it possible for AAE to help Taylor on her way to finding a soft landing.
Donations, volunteering, likes, shares, referrals, we appreciate them all.
If you are enjoying our stories, please consider making a year end donation to assure we have funding in place to continue the work we do and have similar stories to share in 2020.
We always look forward to updates from our adopters.
If you’ve adopted an AAE horse and we haven’t been in touch lately,
please drop us a line and let us know how things are going.
We love to share your updates!
Are you looking for your next equine partner?
BELIEVE, your support makes a difference….
DONATE and you can make more stories come true!
If you’d prefer to mail a check, please make check payable to
“All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc.” and send to
2201 Francisco Dr. #140-174
El Dorado Hills, CA  95762

We’ve Extended Our Hours!

Check out our facebook page for pop-up hours and specials!

Proceeds from the store support AAE operations.

If you’d like to donate tack or join the volunteer team at the store, please send us an email.

 

New Volunteer Needs

As many of you know, we’ve been trying to expand store hours.
TACK STORE SUPPORT:
We need a second person (no experience necessary) to help staff the store on Tuesday, Wednesday, and/or Thursday afternoons, 2p-6p, can you help?
If you’re interested in helping with tack store activities (e.g. cleaning donated tack, researching/pricing, organizing, helping customers, sharing AAE info, admin support, and more), we need you.
Current store hours are Fri-Mon 12-4p, and recently added Thurs hours 2-6p.
We can always use help during any of the current hours, too.
Please email us if you are interested/available Tues, Wed, or Thurs afternoons, 2-6p.
  
ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT:
If you are available to help with administrative activities, we are creating admin hours in the office at the store.
We have a variety of administrative tasks we need help getting done.
Please email us if you are interested/available Tues, Wed, or Thurs afternoons, 2p-6p.

BOOTS & BLING 2020

We have kicked off our Boots & Bling planning for 2020.
The event has included a catered BBQ Dinner, DJ Music and Dancing, Live/Silent/Dessert auctions,
a special fundraiser, and line dancing with instruction.
We need help in most areas for planning for this event to make sure its a huge success for AAE and our horses.
Please email us if you are interested in helping with Boots & Bling.
We meet once a month until the event.
    

SPECIAL PROJECTS AROUND THE BARN

Maybe you’d like to help around the barn, but don’t want to work directly with the horses, or you don’t like to muck?
We could use some help cleaning and organizing, whether it’s the feed room, the meds room, the office, the tools, groundskeeping, painting shelters, monitoring the fencelines, tree trimming, coordinating vehicle maintenance, or a zillion other things.
There’s so much that needs to be done, and
we could use some extra hands to help keep things looking nicer and more clean.
Please email us if you are interested/available during regular barn shifts,
Mon-Sat 8a-noon, Sun 9a-1p or afternoons 3p-6p.
  
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!

LAST CHANCE: To double your impact and help save America’s wild horses

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

News & Alerts

We’re 85% of the way to our $100,000 End of Year fundraising goal. If we raise $15,291 before midnight, ALL donations up to $100,000 will be matched!

This past year, we’ve mobilized in a way like never before on behalf of America’s wild horses and burros.

This year alone, we’ve:

  • Delivered 662,000 petition signatures in support of wild horses
  • Submitted 115,000 public comments on government decisions
  • Filed 28 Freedom of Information Act requests
  • Darted over 1,200 mares with the PZP fertility vaccine

And that’s only the beginning. AWHC has major plans for 2020 but our ability to get involved and expand our programs depends on hitting our End of Year fundraising goal.

All we need to do is raise $15,291 online in the next 6 hours and we’ll unlock $100,000 in matched donations. Can we count on you to donate before midnight?

Thank you and Happy New Year’s Eve!

American Wild Horse Campaign

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We need to pick up the pace

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

News & Alerts

Earlier this month, the Congress gave the green light to accelerate roundups in the West, which could result in as many as 20,000 wild horses being removed from public lands in 2020.

This comes at a time when the Acting Director of the Bureau of Land Management is describing mustangs and burros as an ‘existential threat’ to the survival of public lands…. Even though wild horses aren’t even on 88% of those lands! We know what this scapegoating of wild horses will mean if we don’t stop it.

Many of you have reached out and asked why don’t we sue to stop this? Well, the answer is we are!

90% of the suits our legal team files we win — and our ongoing litigation is one of the most important ways we’re fighting back and setting legal precedents to defend America’s wild horses and burros.

California: AWHC successfully prevented the U.S. Forest Service from significantly reducing the size of the Devil’s Garden Wild Horse Territory in California — One of the largest in the state.

Nevada: AWHC filed suit to challenge the BLM’s decision to permanently remove all wild horses from the Caliente Herd Area in Nevada without considering any reductions to domestic livestock in the area.

Oregon: AWHC sued the BLM in order to stop proposed cruel sterilization surgeries on wild mares. The court granted our request for an injunction, causing the BLM to cancel the experiments.

Utah: AWHC successfully defended wild horses in Utah from a rancher lawsuit that sought the removal of thousands of wild horses from public lands.

Wyoming: AWHC successfully intervened and successfully petitioned the court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the State of Wyoming on behalf of in-state ranchers seeking the forcible removal of thousands of wild horses.

And these are just a handful of examples.

Make sure our legal team has the resources it needs to score more victories for wild horses and burros in 2020 by donating toward our crucial $100,000 End of Year goal (with the deadline to unlock the match approaching at midnight!).

Thank you,

American Wild Horse Campaign

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Double down on keeping wild horses and burros free

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

 

Thank you,

American Wild Horse Campaign

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Believe in the Magic of the Season

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

 

Remember AmazonSmile when you shop!
With every purchase, AmazonSmile donates to All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc. at no cost to you!

It’s been a busy year and you’ve made this world a better place for some lucky horses.

Join us as we share 31 stories that show how you helped horses in 2019.

We hope you enjoy these stories as we count down to 2020!
Your support this month will help us prepare for another year of helping horses by
funding our veterinary budget for 2020.
We can not do this without you!
Thank you all for your support!

DOTTIE & PISTOL ANNIE

Remember Sawyer and Jasper?  Meet their moms, Dottie (blk/wht) and Pistol Annie.
AAE welcomed Dottie and Pistol Annie in September 2019 from a financial distress/neglect situation.  Both were relinquished to AAE after many years of limited care.  Their coming 3 year old foals, Jasper and Sawyer, came to AAE in June 2019.  Both were in need of basic care.
Dottie
 
Shortly after arrival, Dottie got much needed hoof and dental care. Radiographs of her left hind showed an old injury, likely a deep laceration to the bone and fractured sesmoids with substantial arthritic changes.   Dottie seems comfortable and has limited range of motion in the left hind, so neither riding nor forced exercise/activity are an option for this sweet girl.  She is best suited for a companion home with another kind, older horse where she will be loved on for the rest of her days.

Dottie is relatively uncomplicated and easy to handle, but she lacks a bit of confidence and needs a slow approach to halter.  She did well with the vet and injections.  She is relatively good with hoof handling but for a bit of caution with her left hind (old injury).  She loaded well and had no issues when transporting to AAE.  For now, she is waiting for that perfect home that appreciates a quiet and kind ol’ horse and wants to give her a great “rest of her life”.

Dottie is current with hoof and dental care, vaccines and deworming, and she has a microchip in place. She is ready for a home of her own; a companion only home with lots of love and a large percentage of relatively flat ground.

Pistol Annie
Shortly after arrival, Pistol Annie also got much needed hoof and dental care.
Hoof radiographs showed mild laminitic changes to her front left and chronic laminitis with some rotation of the front right.
  
Pistol Annie has been doing well with with hoof care and a proper diet. She is a cute and friendly little mare, also a sassy and opinionated girl…oh, a mare!  Pushy and rude also describe her well, but in the short time she’s been here, she’s showing much more respect, especially with an experienced, firm handler with clear communication and boundaries.
 
Pistol Annie is easy to saddle, and has been introduced to ground driving and is doing very well. .
Annie has been backed at the walk and is doing very well. She should be easy to start for an experienced person. She will probably not be suitable for small beginner kids as she requires direction from the handler on the ground to stay out of your space.
 
Pistol Annie has been relatively good with hoof handling.  She loaded and transported without issue when moving to AAE. Pistol Annie is current with hoof and dental care, vaccines and deworming, and she has a microchip in place. She will need an experienced home familiar with laminitis/founder and an appropriate diet.

AAE has an active environment with daily volunteer activity, dogs, chickens, tractors, a nearby roadway, neighbors with gardeners and noisy gardening equipment, and more.  It seems there’s always something going on, so the horses get much exposure.  The horses with no special needs live in a herd environment; while the older and special needs horses typically live in a stall/paddock environment.

Your support makes this possible.  Donations, volunteering, shares, likes, referrals, we appreciate them all. If you are enjoying our stories, please consider making a year end donation to assure we have funding in place to continue the work we do and have similar stories to share in 2020.

We always look forward to updates from our adopters.
If you’ve adopted an AAE horse and we haven’t been in touch lately,
please drop us a line and let us know how things are going.
We love to share your updates!
Are you looking for your next equine partner?
BELIEVE, your support makes a difference….
DONATE and you can make more stories come true!
If you’d prefer to mail a check, please make check payable to
“All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc.” and send to
2201 Francisco Dr. #140-174
El Dorado Hills, CA  95762

We’ve Extended Our Hours!

Check out our facebook page for pop-up hours and specials!

Proceeds from the store support AAE operations.

If you’d like to donate tack or join the volunteer team at the store, please send us an email.

 

New Volunteer Needs

As many of you know, we’ve been trying to expand store hours.
TACK STORE SUPPORT:
We need a second person (no experience necessary) to help staff the store on Tuesday, Wednesday, and/or Thursday afternoons, 2p-6p, can you help?
If you’re interested in helping with tack store activities (e.g. cleaning donated tack, researching/pricing, organizing, helping customers, sharing AAE info, admin support, and more), we need you.
Current store hours are Fri-Mon 12-4p, and recently added Thurs hours 2-6p.
We can always use help during any of the current hours, too.
Please email us if you are interested/available Tues, Wed, or Thurs afternoons, 2-6p.
  
ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT:
If you are available to help with administrative activities, we are creating admin hours in the office at the store.
We have a variety of administrative tasks we need help getting done.
Please email us if you are interested/available Tues, Wed, or Thurs afternoons, 2p-6p.

BOOTS & BLING 2020

We have kicked off our Boots & Bling planning for 2020.
The event has included a catered BBQ Dinner, DJ Music and Dancing, Live/Silent/Dessert auctions,
a special fundraiser, and line dancing with instruction.
We need help in most areas for planning for this event to make sure its a huge success for AAE and our horses.
Please email us if you are interested in helping with Boots & Bling.
We meet once a month until the event.
    

SPECIAL PROJECTS AROUND THE BARN

Maybe you’d like to help around the barn, but don’t want to work directly with the horses, or you don’t like to muck?
We could use some help cleaning and organizing, whether it’s the feed room, the meds room, the office, the tools, groundskeeping, painting shelters, monitoring the fencelines, tree trimming, coordinating vehicle maintenance, or a zillion other things.
There’s so much that needs to be done, and
we could use some extra hands to help keep things looking nicer and more clean.
Please email us if you are interested/available during regular barn shifts,
Mon-Sat 8a-noon, Sun 9a-1p or afternoons 3p-6p.
  
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!

How $30 can make all the difference in the life of a wild horse

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Great news! — We’re nearly 1/3rd of the way to our $100,000 End of Year goal (which we have to hit in order for all donations to be matched).

But before we ask you to make a donation ahead of our deadline tomorrow night, we wanted to give you a glimpse of where this donation will be going.

In Nevada’s Virginia Range, AWHC operates the world’s largest humane management program for wild horses and burros. The cornerstone of this highly successful program is the remote darting of wild mares with the scientifically proven fertility vaccine known as ‘PZP’.

No need for roundups, expensive and crowded holding corrals, or risky sterilization surgeries. And do you want to know how much it costs for a single mare’s annual PZP vaccine?

$30.

Compare that to the tens of thousands of dollars the Bureau of Land Management spends on the roundup, long-term holding, and contractor fees involved in the removal of a single horse.

Let alone the $5 BILLION figure the Acting Director of the BLM is citing as the cost of a plan to round up over 100,000 horses from public lands over the next decade.

If every single one of you gave $30, we would unlock our $100,000 match, hit our End of Year goal, and give our darters in Nevada the resources they need to prevent horses from being removed by using this safe and proven vaccine.

Thank you,

American Wild Horse Campaign

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UPDATE on BABY CHRISTMAS!

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

A MIRACLE THAT BABY CHRISTMAS is STILL WITH US AND CONTINUING TO FIGHT FOR HIS LIFE.

Baby Christmas was apparently attacked by Coyotes on the range. Luckily, his Mama and the band protected him and fought them off. However, he had already received serious, life threatening injuries that may still lead to his death. :(

Sadly, he remained on the range for another 5? or so days after the attack, which allowed the infection to rage through his body. Issues with the quality of the Colostrum he received from his sweet Mama, combined with the lengthy stretch of time before treatment while being so injured, may still cause him to lose his life.

He was unable to stand when he was brought in, and still cannot stand up by himself. He was in extremely poor condition, being close to emaciated under all that hair, extremely dehydrated, and numerous bites and punctures that had sealed over, locking the infection inside him.

We have been at the emergency vet for 4 days, and he has a 50/50 chance of survival. The last blood work showed that his body was going Septic. We have since started him on different antibiotics, and he is now receiving 4 injections a day. He has so much infection draining out of his body, and is also having issues with his umbilical cord. At this point urine is leaking out, but he would not have a chance at surviving surgery. So we have been using alternate methods to try and treat that issue, although it looks like he will need surgery for that if he survives and after he becomes strong enough.

This precious little man is a fighter. He definitely wants to be here, and he is drinking his milk like a champ. He is just learning about munchies, and every indication from him is that he wants to be here and plans on staying. Whether his body can cash the checks his spirit is writing is another story.

We need lots and lots of prayers. The only reason he is still with us today is that so many folks are praying. We and our Docs are doing every thing possible and then some to help him survive, but it is truly in God’s hands.

Our bills are piling up. We want to thank American Wild Horse Campaign for raising funds and paying the $850 for the two bags of life saving Plasma he received.

However, with Skipper”s Vet bill (gelding, x rays and those nasty ski’s – hooves he had removed) combined with the ongoing bills from Baby Christmas, it is really going to drain the coffers. We still have other stallions with horrific feet and starvation cases from the Sad 7 to take care of, so any help with the vet bill, Milk Powder, Farrier expenses etc. etc. etc. is very much appreciated.

I will continue the 24/7 care with Baby Christmas until he no longer chooses to fight. However, I do not see him quitting if he has any choice. Please pray for a successful outcome. (He also cannot use his front leg.) Our beloved Baby Christmas is definitely a hot mess.

If you want to donate directly to our vet, here is the information.

Zimmerman Veterinary
1 775-623-0981 and let them know it is for “Palomino – Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang”.

PLEASE LET’S “GIT ‘ER DONE” ONCE MORE and save these precious lives!!!

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

You can go to gofundme

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

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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This is our chance to be on the right side of history

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

At the beginning of the 1970s, our country came together to prevent the extinction of America’s mustangs.

Congress recognized that wild horses were “fast disappearing” and at one point, the wild horse population in Nevada fell below 4,000 (for reference: Nevada is home to the majority of wild horses today).

Thanks to years of activism and public pressure, Congress unanimously (!) passed the Wild and Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971 to save these American icons.

But right now, in 2019, the future of America’s wild horses and burros is once again in jeopardy.

The Bureau of Land Management could remove as many as 20,000 wild horses from public lands next year. At the same time, the livestock industry and two large animal welfare groups that sold out the interests of wild horses are lobbying in favor of a plan that would bring mustang populations to near-extinction levels over the next decade.

Our passionate volunteers, skilled attorneys and lobbyists, and incredible staff are taking a monumental stand in 2020 to defend the future of wild horses and burros against this threat.

Let’s be on the right side of history and give wild horses and burros a fighting chance: Donate toward our $100,000 End of Year goal so all donations can be matched and let’s win this fight.

Because of you, we’re giving a fighting voice for wild horses and burros in Congress, the Courts, and states across the West.

American Wild Horse Campaign

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Incredible opportunity! — All donations could be matched through the end of the year

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

We have an incredible opportunity, but it’s very time-sensitive and will require all of us working together and pitching in.

The Opportunity: A generous donor has committed to match every single donation up to $100,000 through the end of the year, but only if we meet one condition.

The Condition: We have to raise $100,000 in grassroots donations to unlock the full matching gift.

That gives us just three days to raise the funds to secure this major gift.

Can we count on you to make a donation toward our End Of Year fundraising drive so we can hit this goal, unlock the match, and hit the ground running in 2020?

This year, we’ve made a lot of progress. The U.S. Forest Service is now prohibited from selling wild horses and burros for slaughter, California has enacted new horse protections, and AWHC now runs the world’s largest humane management program for mustangs — proving that there is a safe, cost-effective alternative to cruel roundups.

We also face significant challenges in 2020. Congress’ decision to fund accelerated roundups in 2020 could result in as many as 20,000 wild horses and burros being removed from public lands next year alone.

That’s why we HAVE to end the year strong and begin 2020 with the resources to fight back. Donate today toward our $100,000 End of Year goal, have your donation matched, and help us unlock the full gift.

Thank you,

American Wild Horse Campaign

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Meet Flurry, one of the newest additions to the Virginia Range family

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

This holiday season, we hope you’re not too saddled with work or stressful travel plans and are enjoying some quality time with friends, family and loved ones.

On the topic of family, we wanted to introduce you to one of the newest additions to the Virginia Range in Nevada: Flurry.

Flurry really loves his mom, Empress  — You can find them together exploring the wide expanses of the Virginia Range side-by-side.

Flurry was born recently during one of the first snow storms of the season, and he, his mom and the rest of his herd are doing well. We’ll be keeping a close eye on them, since Flurry, Empress, and their herd are wild horses currently documented in our precedent-setting humane management program.

It’s photos and moments like these that remind us why we’re in this fight together. Empress, Flurry, and all of America’s wild horses and burros deserve to be wild and free with their families.

As we gather with our families this holiday, we want to express our heartfelt thanks to you, our loyal supporters, for all you do to make freedom a reality for wild mustangs like Flurry. Each and every day, with your support, we work to make sure that Flurry and other wild horses have a future in which they can not only survive, but also thrive.

On behalf of everyone at AWHC, we are grateful to you for being part of the AWHC family. Our very best wishes to you and your loved ones, the happiest of holidays and a healthy and joyous New Year.

With Gratitude,

Suzanne, the Board and Staff of AWHC

BABY CHRISTMAS NEEDS YOU NOW! WILL YOU HELP HIM?

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

 

BABY CHRISTMAS is fighting for his life

Another 911 Call. Walking into my physical therapy appointment I heard the phone. It was Mo, and she was calling about an orphan foal who was down and had spent the night cold and frozen in the snow. He had a leg injury and was unable to rise.

So that was the end of my appointment. I called Matt and asked him to go with me and off we went. Baby Christmas is in horrific shape. He was apparently attacked days ago by a coyote or a cat. He has very infected puncture wounds on both sides of his neck. He is leaking fluids from his nostrils, which may be indicative of an internal puncture. (At this time the risk of scoping would be too dangerous.) He is on antibiotics for this and the other injuries.

He was extremely dehydrated, which shows he has not been nursing for some time. When these babies are injured and have infections raging through their bodies, they can appear to be nursing and not actually be intaking fluids. Christmas was crashing when we arrived at the vet. Thankfully he had some initial critical care by Maureen and Lynn when he was picked up and transported. It was just enough to keep him alive.

It actually seemed like he was leaving when we first started the IV fluids. But thankfully after a couple bags of fluid he started coming back around, and we could see he was still struggling to stay with us.

This baby is beyond fragile and his condition is as critical as they come. His front leg was buckled under him and he was put in a splint. He then received meds and was tubed. He is now tucked carefully into our nursery at Chilly Pepper.

We have a big vet bill today and just a few days ago we had an enormous one when we took in Skipper. He was gelded and had his feet trimmed and although still very sore, is doing well considering.

We now have 4 milk babies and are going through about $600 in milk per week. We still have gelding, farrier work and extensive care for the Sad 7, as well as expenses for the rest of the kids at the rescue.

Please help us with BABY CHRISTMAS & the medical and ongoing expenses for the Sad Seven.

BABY CHRISTMAS needs a CHRISTMAS MIRACLE !!

If you want to donate directly to our vet, here is the information.

Zimmerman Veterinary
1 775-623-0981 and let them know it is for “Palomino – Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang”.

PLEASE LET’S “GIT ‘ER DONE” ONCE MORE and save these precious lives!!!

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

You can go to gofundme

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

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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Believe in the Magic of the Season

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

 

Remember AmazonSmile when you shop!
With every purchase, AmazonSmile donates to All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc. at no cost to you!

It’s been a busy year and you’ve made this world a better place for some lucky horses this year.

Join us as we share 31 stories that show how you helped horses in 2019.

We hope you enjoy these stories as we count down to 2020!
Your support this month will help us prepare for another year of helping horses by
funding our veterinary budget for 2020.
We can not do this without you!
Thank you all for your support!

CHILI & SKITTLES

Chili and Skittles came to AAE, not because they were in poor condition,
but because Chili’s fate was euthanasia.
 
Earlier this year, one of our supporters contacted us about Chili. He urgently needed a home.
We contacted his owner, and we learned Chili was going to be euthanized if he didn’t find a home, very soon.  He was diagnosed with EPM, and his owners were not willing to treat him.
They couldn’t afford a horse that couldn’t be ridden and couldn’t earn his keep in their riding program.  We hear it all the time, and so often we’re full and unable to help.  Adding insult to injury, Skittles was Chili’s buddy, and they wanted Skittles to go with Chili, so there were two.
This handsome gelding was only four years old and a Belgian-cross.
It sure seemed someone would love him, and everyone wants a draft, right?
However, EPM?  Could he be treated successfully?
There was a chance his EPM would leave him an unridable horse.
Sadly, so many people feel an unridable horse is an unwanted or disposable horse.
We’ve been there before, and that’s where Chili was, unwanted and disposable.
Adding insult to injury, we were told Chili had a “hind leg issue, but he just needed exercise”.
We guessed it might be EPM related.
 
Fortunately for Chili, the timing couldn’t be more perfect;
a recent conversation with one of our volunteers a day or two before was about how
she wanted a companion horse.  A horse she could love on, and one that could help her.
The description that came with Chili sounded like a perfect match, sweet, gentle, lovable,
so we went to work.  Pictures were sent, the story told, and it was love at first sight.
It was a definitive “YES”, so we made arrangements for Chili to come to AAE.  We tried to discourage Skittles coming along, too, because we don’t keep minis with horses, and they wouldn’t be kept together.  We don’t adopt minis to be companions to horses, either, but they insisted she come. Skittles was an 8 mo old filly, and cute as a button.  The came quick, and they unloaded into quarantine paddocks.  They lived next door to each other through their quarantine period before Skittles was integrated into the mini herd.
Rewind, the morning after arrived,
it was a bit shocking to see Chili trying to move, see photo above.

Chili locking stifles

We started Chili with EPM treatment through his former vet, before he and Skittles arrived, and Chili was seen by Dr. Stolba shortly after his his arrival.  His prior vet records were reviewed, and EPM confirmed; he was also diagnosed with bilateral locking stifles.  It looks so painful!
 
He needed strengthening, and Dr. Stolba recommended a daily exercise plan for him, so “mom and dad to be” got busy, and they came EVERY day to make sure Chili got his exercise walking up hills.  Our road was the best hill around.  After a couple months, mom and dad were able to foster Chili during his third, and hopefully final, month of treatment.

Chili After

 

Chili at Home

Chili has an occasional hitch in his get along, but he has done amazingly well.
  
Chili is now “Cowboy”, and he is loved beyond words!
Skittles blended into the mini herd with ease.
Oddly, she developed locking stifles a while after she moved in with the herd.
Skittles hated walking hills, but she did!
  
Silly filly, everyone loved her!
 
But Oscar stole her heart, and now they’re living happily ever after!!
We always look forward to updates from our adopters.
If you’ve adopted an AAE horse and we haven’t been in touch lately,
please drop us a line and let us know how things are going.
We love to share your updates!
Are you looking for your next equine partner?
BELIEVE, your support makes a difference….
DONATE and you can make more stories come true!
If you’d prefer to mail a check, please make check payable to
“All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc.” and send to
2201 Francisco Dr. #140-174
El Dorado Hills, CA  95762

We’ve Extended Our Hours!

Check out our facebook page for pop-up hours and specials!

Proceeds from the store support AAE operations.

If you’d like to donate tack or join the volunteer team at the store, please send us an email.

 

New Volunteer Needs

As many of you know, we’ve been trying to expand store hours.
TACK STORE SUPPORT:
We need a second person (no experience necessary) to help staff the store on Tuesday, Wednesday, and/or Thursday afternoons, 2p-6p, can you help?
If you’re interested in helping with tack store activities (e.g. cleaning donated tack, researching/pricing, organizing, helping customers, sharing AAE info, admin support, and more), we need you.
Current store hours are Fri-Mon 12-4p, and recently added Thurs hours 2-6p.
We can always use help during any of the current hours, too.
Please email us if you are interested/available Tues, Wed, or Thurs afternoons, 2-6p.
  
ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT:
If you are available to help with administrative activities, we are creating admin hours in the office at the store.
We have a variety of administrative tasks we need help getting done.
Please email us if you are interested/available Tues, Wed, or Thurs afternoons, 2p-6p.

BOOTS & BLING 2020

We have kicked off our Boots & Bling planning for 2020.
The event has included a catered BBQ Dinner, DJ Music and Dancing, Live/Silent/Dessert auctions,
a special fundraiser, and line dancing with instruction.
We need help in most areas for planning for this event to make sure its a huge success for AAE and our horses.
Please email us if you are interested in helping with Boots & Bling.
We meet once a month until the event.
    

SPECIAL PROJECTS AROUND THE BARN

Maybe you’d like to help around the barn, but don’t want to work directly with the horses, or you don’t like to muck?
We could use some help cleaning and organizing, whether it’s the feed room, the meds room, the office, the tools, groundskeeping, painting shelters, monitoring the fencelines, tree trimming, coordinating vehicle maintenance, or a zillion other things.
There’s so much that needs to be done, and
we could use some extra hands to help keep things looking nicer and more clean.
Please email us if you are interested/available during regular barn shifts,
Mon-Sat 8a-noon, Sun 9a-1p or afternoons 3p-6p.
  
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!

I’m not losing hope

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

If you’re like me, the news that Congress is going to give the Bureau of Land Management $21,000,000 to round up as many as 20,000 wild horses next year broke my heart.

My name is Deb Walker and I’m the Nevada Field Representative for AWHC. In these moments of heartbreak and hardship, it’s important we remember why we’re in this fight and why we should continue to have hope.

For me, this is personal

When I was younger, I experienced my first glimpse of wild horses in Owyhee above Elko, Nevada. My dad and I were absolutely in awe watching the horses.

When I grew older, my husband and I made a habit of visiting northern Nevada to see wild horses (from a respectable distance). Every Thanksgiving, I would gather my camera, grab a coffee, and head out to go see them.

Fast forward to when I approached retirement from the Air Force. My husband asked me where I would like to go and retire. For me, that decision was easy: I wanted to retire in northern Nevada where I could live as close to wild horses as possible.

And it’s what ultimately motivated me to work with AWHC as its Nevada Field Representative.

What I do

I think my dad, who recently passed, would certainly approve of my work. I want my two daughters and my three grandchildren to have these experiences and make the same memories with the horses like I did.

That’s why the news about Congress giving the green light to accelerate roundups next year just motivates me to work harder. As the Nevada Field Representative, I get to work with a team of incredible volunteers in the largest humane management program for wild horses in the entire world.

Since April, our team administered more than 1,200 PZP fertility treatments to wild horses — that’s almost double the number the BLM, with its $80-million-a-year program budget, did in an entire year!

Together, we’re proving that there is a more humane and cost-effective way to manage wild horse populations that does NOT require roundups or risky sterilization surgeries.

That’s why, despite this week’s disappointing news, I am hopeful about what we can accomplish together for our wild horses and burros in the New Year.

Thank you for being a part of our AWHC family,

Deb Walker
Nevada Field Representative
American Wild Horse Campaign

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Two significant positive developments we wanted to share

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

As the dust settles on the Fiscal Year 2020 spending agreement reached by Congress this week, we wanted you to know that the fight is far from over and that there will be ample opportunities for us to defend wild horses and burros in the New Year.

We also want to highlight two significant positives that were included in the spending bill that are a direct result of your advocacy and leadership from key officials in Congress.

Congress attached strings to the $21 million budget increase for the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program

The spending bill states that the additional funding will not be made available until 60 days after BLM submits a report to Congress detailing its plan for future wild horse management. This is a direct result of alarm bells raised by House Natural Resources Committee Chair Raul Grijalva, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Chair Deb Haaland and ten of their colleagues about increasing the agency’s budget by nearly 30% without following proper oversight channels.

While we remain disappointed that Congress awarded the BLM millions more tax dollars without strict requirements to prevent BLM from using all the funds to round up and sterilize wild horses, this new provision is a significant improvement over previous versions of the spending bill. It gives the House committee with oversight over the BLM — the Natural Resources Committee — a chance to scrutinize the plan and, potentially, take steps to rein in the BLM, before funding is authorized.

Huge thanks for this major development goes to Grijalva, Haaland, Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler, and their colleagues who formed this bipartisan effort to protect our wild horses and burros by signing a letter to request proper oversight.


Forest Service Wild Horse and Burro Slaughter Ban

Another positive development in the FY 2020 spending bill is language that prohibits the U.S. Forest Service from destroying healthy wild horses and burros and selling them for slaughter. Previously, Congress prohibited the BLM from lethal management of wild horses and burros, but the ban did not extend to the Forest Service, which manages a much smaller but still significant number of federally-protected wild horses and burros in the West.

The expanded prohibition is a direct response to the Forest Service’s threat to sell California wild horses for slaughter and a result of the leadership of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein — a long time champion of horse welfare — and U.S. Reps. Ted Lieu, Dina Titus, Grijalva, and California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria who worked with AWHC to pass legislation to improve protections for California’s horses from slaughter.

Everyone who contacted their elected officials over this past year to seek protections for our cherished wild horses and burros should take a moment to appreciate the fact that our grassroots advocacy is working. Although this work is a marathon, not a sprint, and there are disappointments along the way, we are making progress on the road to saving America’s iconic wild herds.

So, as we fire up our legislative and legal teams for the challenges ahead, we want to thank you for staying strong and committed. You are the key ingredient to our successful advocacy for our wild horses and burros, and together, we remain the last line of defense between these beloved animals and their destruction.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.

The AWHC team

More Information

On BLM Funding Increase:

On Forest Service selling wild horses for slaughter:

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On anniversary of Wild Horse Act, Congress REJECTS bipartisan protections

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

News & Alerts

Yesterday, the House and Senate unveiled an agreement on the fiscal year 2020 spending legislation. The final bill rejects the efforts of bipartisan lawmakers to prevent federal funds from being allocated toward cruel sterilization surgeries and accelerated roundups.

The vast majority of Americans, from both parties, oppose these surgeries and roundups.

But, this bipartisan effort to protect wild horses and burros was rejected in favor of a backroom deal cut by Washington D.C. lobbyists for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, the Humane Society of the U.S., the ASPCA, and Return to Freedom that seeks federal funding for the roundup of as many as 20,000 wild horses and burros from our public lands next year.

This week marks the 48th anniversary of the signing of the Wild and Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971, and the spending bill unveiled yesterday marks a sweeping and unparalleled betrayal of these beloved and iconic animals by groups that say they want to protect them.

But we’re not giving up! The words of then-President Nixon in his signing statement for the Wild and Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act stand as true today as they did in 1971.

“Wild horses and burros merit man’s protection historically … as a matter of ecological right–as anyone knows who has ever stood awed at the indomitable spirit and sheer energy of a mustang running free.”

Then, as today, the American people stand firmly on the side of protecting America’s majestic public horses and the public lands they live on.

WHAT YOU CAN DO TODAY:

  1. Arm yourself with the facts. The groups that are behind this devastating funding bill are using deceptive language to justify their actions. Learn the truth by clicking here.
  2. Support AWHC. We have numerous promising avenues to fight back in 2020, which we will pursue vigorously and with your support. Now more than ever, your support is making a difference.

Meanwhile, rest up, stay ready, stay committed and stay strong! Our wild horses and burros need you today more than ever!

Thank you,

American Wild Horse Campaign

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Developing story: Congress is under renewed national pressure to protect wild horses

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

We reached out to you about a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers in Congress who are taking a stand to champion language during budgetary negotiations that would help protect wild horses and burros next year.

Led by the Chair of the House Natural Resources Committee, Raúl Grijalva, these lawmakers are working to prevent federal funds from going toward inhumane sterilization surgeries and accelerated mass roundups (which is being supported in a plan called the ‘Path Forward’).

Thousands of you reached out to your members of Congress (thank you!) and news of this bipartisan mustang protection effort has been carried across the nation, including in The New York Times.

Take a moment to read the article in The New York Times and see how we’re giving our mustangs and burros a fighting chance in the halls of Congress against this dangerous plan →

Thank you for helping to shine a light on this important fight by letting your representatives know what is at stake for our wild horses and burros.

American Wild Horse Campaign

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SYALER eNewsletter

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The following is from Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue:

Its the time of year we run our annual appeal!
We set a goal for our greatest need and create a fundraiser. When asked what we need we don’t normally know what to say besides the normal hay, grain and supplements. This year it has become quite apparent that we need a more adequate shelter for our quarantined animals. We have done a lot of research on what would best suit our needs, and that is a 12×24 shelter with two stalls. We would like the second stall for storing hay grain, etc. so we don’t contaminate the rest of the farm by bringing items back and fourth.

The shelter we have been using really took a beating in the last wind storm we had when it went belly up. We think the animals that are rescued by us should have a better welcome than this. The Shelter we are currently using has been good as a temporary emergency shelter. It was put up in the middle of last February before bailing two Belgian draft mules from the kill pen. The rain, wind, and snow still get into the shelter, which waists shavings that should be dry. We think the incoming long ear members of SYA deserve to have a cozy shelter to welcome them into our embrace. With a new shelter we could ensure they will be safe, warm and dry. This is very important to us as the first couple of weeks we spend with the donkey/mule are a sensitive time. We let them adjust, we do not force them to be friends with us. We show up, we are present and we give them what they need to heal physically and emotionally. Eventually this helps us to better get to know them when they are in a more comfortable state. When an animal comes in this time of year, it increases the risk of colic and other issues significantly.

In addition to raising money to purchase a new shelter for our fur babies, we are trying very hard to replenish our bank account to stock up on things like grain, hay, supplements that we need or the daily care of the animals. We believe it is our purpose and calling in life to make a difference in these equines lives. We have all the love in the world to give, but unfortunately love does not pay the vet bills, farrier bills, the animals groceries, and shavings. It takes a lot of time and money and heart to do this work, and of course dedicated supporters like yourselves.

Last year we did not reach our goal, we are very hopeful this year that we will. Please help us by supporting our cause!

Happy Holly-brays!

Sincerely,

Hannah, Ann, & The SYA Team

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BLM Captures 15 More Beloved Mustangs

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

American Wild Horse Campaign shared an update on Bring Samson, a Wild Stallion, Home for the Holidays Check it out and leave a comment:

PETITION UPDATE

BLM Captures 15 More Beloved Mustangs

Dear Friend,

We have terrible news. 15 more wild horses from Fish Springs have lost their freedom, and the community is heartbroken. Beloved and well-known stallions, Rocky, Shadow and Rusty, and their families are no longer free and are incarcerated in BLM holding pens near Reno joining Samson and his family.

Worse, the BLM refuses to hear the will of the people and is intending to leave the…

Read full update

 

 

Believe in the Magic of the Season

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

It’s been a busy year and you’ve made this world a better place for some lucky horses this year.

Join us as we share 31 stories that show how you helped horses in 2019.

We hope you enjoy these stories as we count down to 2020!
Your support this month will help us prepare for another year of helping horses by
funding our veterinary budget for 2020.
We can not do this without you!
Thank you all for your support!
Remember AmazonSmile when you shop!
With every purchase, AmazonSmile donates to All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc. at no cost to you!

Valentine

This little pistol was only about five days old when she came to AAE.
Mom didn’t come down for winter with the rest of the herd, but March 1st, 2018,
she had a reason.   Mom (Martina) delivered this beautiful little girl, and
she needed better nourishment to keep them both alive.  They showed up at the barn at DreamCatchers, and we got a call.  Their winters are harsh up there, and survival can be difficult for the little ones.  Martina and Valentine were several mare/foal pairs that came in last year.  This year was Valentine’s year!
 
Her name came from the little heart on her muzzle.  She was such a brave lil’ squirt
She was tiny but mighty, and she let you know it!
Valentine had a large umbilical hernia, so large, some mistook her for a gelding.
It sure made it easy to spot her in the herd.
Once she was weaned, she was set up for surgery to repair the hernia.  It was a big one..
Poor little miss energy hated her recovery, 60 days on stall rest.
She healed fine, and it wasn’t long before she blossomed into this big, beautiful girl.
(For any of you that remember Dayton, she looks like she could be his lil’ sister).
And look at her now….she moved to her new home earlier this year!!
We always look forward to updates from our adopters.
If you’ve adopted an AAE horse and we haven’t been in touch lately,
please drop us a line and let us know how things are going.
We love to share your updates!
Are you looking for your next equine partner?
BELIEVE, your support makes a difference….
DONATE and you can make more stories come true!
If you’d rather mail a check, please make check payable to
“All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc.” and send to
2201 Francisco Dr. #140-174
El Dorado Hills, CA  95762

We’ve Extended Our Hours!

Check out our facebook page for pop-up hours and specials!

Proceeds from the store support AAE operations.

If you’d like to donate tack or join the volunteer team at the store, please send us an email.

 

New Volunteer Needs

As many of you know, we’ve been trying to expand store hours.
TACK STORE SUPPORT:
We need a second person (no experience necessary) to help staff the store on Tuesday, Wednesday, and/or Thursday afternoons, 2p-6p, can you help?
If you’re interested in helping with tack store activities (e.g. cleaning donated tack, researching/pricing, organizing, helping customers, sharing AAE info, admin support, and more), we need you.
Current store hours are Fri-Mon 12-4p, and recently added Thurs hours 2-6p.
We can always use help during any of the current hours, too.
Please email us if you are interested/available Tues, Wed, or Thurs afternoons, 2-6p.
  
ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT:
If you are available to help with administrative activities, we are creating admin hours in the office at the store.
We have a variety of administrative tasks we need help getting done.
Please email us if you are interested/available Tues, Wed, or Thurs afternoons, 2p-6p.

BOOTS & BLING 2020

We have kicked off our Boots & Bling planning for 2020.
The event has included a catered BBQ Dinner, DJ Music and Dancing, Live/Silent/Dessert auctions,
a special fundraiser, and line dancing with instruction.
We need help in most areas for planning for this event to make sure its a huge success for AAE and our horses.
Please email us if you are interested in helping with Boots & Bling.
We meet once a month until the event.
    

SPECIAL PROJECTS AROUND THE BARN

Maybe you’d like to help around the barn, but don’t want to work directly with the horses, or you don’t like to muck?
We could use some help cleaning and organizing, whether it’s the feed room, the meds room, the office, the tools, groundskeeping, painting shelters, monitoring the fencelines, tree trimming, coordinating vehicle maintenance, or a zillion other things.
There’s so much that needs to be done, and
we could use some extra hands to help keep things looking nicer and more clean.
Please email us if you are interested/available during regular barn shifts,
Mon-Sat 8a-noon, Sun 9a-1p or afternoons 3p-6p.
  
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!

BLM to permanently remove 431 wild horses from Nevada

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is currently conducting a roundup at the Desatoya Mountain Herd Management Area located approximately 77 miles east of Fallon, Nevada.

The BLM plans on permanently removing 431 wild horses from the area with the intention of leaving just 127 in the herd (leaving one horse per 1,273 acres of public land). Our field representative was on the ground and joined local advocates in warning the BLM to properly flag ALL barbed wire fencing to prevent scared wild horses from colliding with it.

Our warnings were not heeded and terrified wild horses fleeing helicopters crashed through multiple barbed wire fences as a result.

This is just further proof that these roundups are unnecessarily cruel (and entirely unnecessary)!

AWHC’s field representatives are sometimes the only eyes, ears, and oversight on the site of roundups throughout the West. But AWHC does more than just document these roundups, our legal counsel just filed a complaint with the BLM over this recurrent problem and we intend to hold the agency accountable.

We’re also working to make roundups a thing of the past by demonstrating that there are safer, far more humane and cost-effective ways to manage wild horse populations (in fact, we’re implementing the world’s largest humane management program for wild horses right here in Nevada).

We know these photos are heartbreaking and the news of these roundups can be disheartening. But we can’t lose hope — When we lose hope, our wild horses lose their voice and their chance to live in peace in the wild.

That’s why we’re in this fight.

By making a donation, you keep our field representatives on the ground — You keep our legal team fighting on behalf of wild horses — And you keep our humane management program in Nevada up and running.

We will continue to speak up and fight,

American Wild Horse Campaign

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