The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:
It’s AAE story-time! Horses of 2018:
Apologies, this was supposed to go out yesterday,
but time got away from us.
As we say goodbye to 2018, we wanted one last tribute to honor three very special horses we lost this year,
three of AAE program horses: Marshmallow, Kasey, and Kaya.
Our amazing little Marshmallow was helped across the rainbow bridge after a sudden decline with his health. When he came to AAE in March 2014, he had been sick, and past owner’s efforts to help him failed. After a plethora of diagnostics, he was diagnosed with either stomach cancer or irritable bowel disease. He responded tremendously well to medication (steroids), and he recovered quite well. He had a fabulous four and a half years with us at AAE, and he brought smiles and happiness to SOOO many people. Sadly, he started having occasional bouts of colic over the summer, and in November, he declined rapidly. It was quite obvious he was not going to get better this time. He made his last trip to Loomis Basin in the back of “his” van. It was his first trip in “Marshy’s Van”, a mini van we’d just acquired for transporting him and other mini’s to retirement homes, youth events, and outreach activities. We miss this little man so much!
Kasey came to AAE with his buddies Angus and Daisy in April of 2016. Kasey was another magically gentle giant that befriended another herd of humans while at AAE. His kind nature and gentle soul put everyone at ease in his massive presence. Kasey battled hoof abscesses off and on almost the entire time he was here. Usually, they’d resolve relatively quickly. Until the last one. Kasey fought valiantly. After what was looking to be a long, successful battle; inexplicably, his coffin bone rotated severely in a matter of days. As uncomfortable as he was, he gave his all. His pain was simply too much to ask him to endure any longer.
We miss this big guy a ton!
Kaya was another wonderful resident at AAE. She was the go to girl for kids, parties, camps, and any time we needed a calm, quiet, and trustworthy horse. Kaya came to AAE in February 2014 through another organization after she was saved from an auction. She was lame. She had served someone well for years, then she was dumped at an auction where known kill buyers shop. Fortunately, she was saved, and with time and good hoof care, her lameness resolved. Sadly, she colicked in January, then again in February, when we learned she also had a diaphragmatic hernia. A portion of her intestines had pushed into her chest cavity. It would have been quite a surgery to repair both issues, and there was also a stone in her intestines that complicated things further. It was simply too much to put her through and not the best of chances for recovery. We had to say good bye.
This sweet girl is missed so much.
Thanks to your support, Marshy, Kasey, and Kaya were able to live out their lives at AAE with lots of love, and so many youth and adults were able to share the wonder of horses.
3 days until 2019, YOUR donation means more horses can be helped! Donate Today!
‘Tis the Season, time to join AAE every day this month as we share stories straight from the barn to show how your support has helped horses in 2018. This year was very special, and there are so many stories to be thankful for!
As we count down to 2019, please help us prepare for another year of helping horses. Your donations will assure we have ample funding for veterinary care to
help horses in need as we move into a new year.
All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc.
2201 Francisco Drive #140-174
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
We want to thank everyone for their love and support!
We hope you enjoy these stories as much as we do!
Have a great holiday season!
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AAE’S QUARTERLY MEETING
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.
Saturday, January 5, 2019
El Dorado Hills Fire Department
1050 Wilson Boulevard
El Dorado Hills, CA
Doors open 6:00p; meeting starts at 6:30p
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 needed now
(Fri – Mon, 12-4p, other days possible)
Foster Homes, Long-Term Foster/Sanctuary Homes
Capital Campaign Support
Grants – Writing and Research
Volunteer, Project, and Activity Coordinators
Media and/or Photo Librarian
More, more, more
Interested in volunteering or volunteering in other areas?
Employers Match Donations, Does Yours?
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:
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
- Home Depot
- JP Morgan
- Soros Fund Management
- BP (British Petroleum)
- Gap Corporation
- State Street Corporation
- Johnson & Johnson
- Outerwall (CoinStar and RedBox)
- Time Warner and subsidiaries
- and more
Check with your employer. You could help purchase our next load of hay!