A Goodbye (our final goodbye) and another Hello!
It is with a happy heart that I am pleased to announce that YEA! – Youth’s Equine Alliance has officially closed its doors. With the help of adults and youth nationwide we were able to accomplish some amazing things. We collected over 250,000 signatures to save horses and burros and inspired many youth to get involved in efforts to save horses and burros, wild and domestic.
Now, our youth delegate Amber Neuhauser is taking the lead to be a spokesperson for kids everywhere on how to start creating change locally and on a national platform to benefit equines. Amber will be working with Matt & Palomino Armstrong of Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, Equine Rescue & More, an LRTC Rescue & Rehab Project (CPMM) to continue to bring you updates and get more youth involved in the movement.
CPMM has a wonderful impact on kids locally and nationwide through their work with critical care foals. Children are naturally enamored with foals and learning the story of each foal rescued helps teach about the various issue wild and domestic horses face. Palomino and Matt Armstrong, the mangers of CPMM, also frequently participate in demonstrations at schools and libraries to enrich local youth.
All three of YEA’s featured horses – Ikey, Mikey, and Rocky – are only alive because of the critical care they received through CPMM at the loving hands of Matt & Palomino Armstrong. For that reason, we thought it was an appropriate organization to transition our readers and supporters too.
Ikey and Mikey are now living at an 80 acre ranch. Robin and Rocky have stepped out of the public arena in order to focus on training and their future together while allowing CPMM, a federally recognized non-profit organization with similar goals to take the lead. We hope you will continue to support kids and horses through Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang Equine Rescue and More, an LRTC Rescue & Rehab Project and we hope you are as happy as we are that your donations will now be tax deductible.
(Former) Director of YEA!
For questions about donations received in April, please contact me directly by replying to this email. All donations have been refunded with the exception of once received via mail – those are coming back directly this week.