The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:
We cannot thank you enough for all of your support and generosity throughout the year. Thanks to you, we are making a difference for horses and humans every day!
AAE thanks YOU, and all of the horses thank YOU!!
Be sure to read to the end.
You will see photos of a lot of adoptables needing homes.
You will read about some big news, horse updates, AAE needs to share, some important upcoming dates to add to your calendars, and more.
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As some of you know, we have been trying to identify a new location for AAE for quite some time. We have long outgrown our current location in terms of our capacity to expand our horse-human programs. We had a location that fell through at the 11th hour, and a subsequent location did not materialize.
Now, the situation is critical.
Our property owners are planning to sell the property as part of their retirement plan. We need your help in identifying a new location in El Dorado County, not too far from our current location (within about 30 minutes), as our volunteer base is centered here.
We need fenced acreage with ample flat areas functional for a variety of activities. In a perfect world, the property would be an existing horse facility with substantial acreage, fencing and cross-fencing, shelters, a covered arena, a barn, housing, and plenty of water. We know we’re not living in the perfect world, so we will humbly consider any combination with potential for our needs.
Affordability is another need.
Do you know of anyone with an unused ranch, facility, acreage or something in the middle.
THE STORE IS COMING, THE STORE IS COMING
OPENING SOON: AAE’s USED TACK STORE
It’s been a long time in planning, and it’s almost here.
AAE’s Used Tack Store is opening soon in Shingle Springs.
Please be patient as we get things ready for our Grand Opening!
We have a huge selection of tack. We are working diligently to organize, clean and prepare. We can’t wait to open!
Your tack donations are welcome and much needed to keep us going. We hope you can hold off until November for future tack donations, so we can prepare our current inventory for our Grand Opening the end of October.
Your patience is appreciated!
Stay tuned for more info!
It’s All About EqWINE
As it turns out, 2017 has been a super busy year and our event team needed a time out. We have had a lot on our plates, and we decided to take a break from the EqWINE event this year to focus our efforts on REHOMING AAE.
We would love to resume our EqWINE event in Fall of 2018. We two grow our event team to support two events. Ideally, a team for EqWINE and a team for Boots. We need fresh ideas to expand and improve the EqWINE event. Interested? Send an email to EqWINE@allaboutequine.org.
Do you remember Sparkie, the emaciated mare that came to us the beginning of July?
She was “just an old mare the owner didn’t have time or concern for any more”. Sparkie had been living on a drylot with nothing more than dry weeds to eat. Lucky for her, her neighbors made some noise. They were given the mare with an offer to breed her if they wanted a “baby”. The former owner also provided a bag of grain and instructed the neighbor to give her “a can a day”. Fortunately, her rescuers knew she needed more than they could provide, so they contacted AAE for assistance.
Upon vet exam, Sparkie’s age was guestimated well into her 20s. She was missing many teeth, and looked like she had probably never had any dental care. She was undernourished, anemic, and in dire need of dental treatment. Thank you, Dr. Stolba, Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center and Melissa Shurr, Certified Equine Dental Practitioner for such great care.
After veterinary and dental care, Sparkie made tremendous progress in her first month at AAE….
And within two months, she looked like an entirely different horse. A beautiful girl!
And here she is, not quite three months after rescue, looking good as new after a brief introduction to her new companion, a 29-year old Arab-cross that recently lost her 31-year old buddy.
Next time you see an underweight or emaciated horse and someone tries to tell you he or she is underweight because she is old, ask more questions. And, don’t assume because she is old and skinny, she cannot be rehabilitated to enjoy a good quality of life. More often than not, the horse is not fed enough or has a need that is not being met such as starvation due to inadequate amounts of feed or type of feed, dental problems, or other health issues. Politely ask questions, don’t be an ostrich. When you do not get a reasonable answer, seek assistance.
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Great NonProfits – Top Rated Awards
If you love our work then tell the world! Stories about us from people like you will help us make an even bigger impact in our community. GreatNonprofits is the #1 source of nonprofit stories and feedback, and it is honoring highly regarded nonprofits with their 2017 Top-Rated List.
Won’t you help us raise visibility for our work by posting a brief story of your experience with us? All content will be visible to potential donors and volunteers.
It’s easy and only takes 3 minutes!
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Do you remember the BLOB?
Blue is a Nevada mustang that came to AAE after a plea for help with a mass on his leg and no one had been able to get help for him.
Here is Blue at intake in early 2017.
Blue was feral upon arrival. He had been haltered in the past, but he had substantial trust/fear issues and wanted nothing to do with humans.
It took many months to earn Blue’s trust, and he had some challenges along the way, including two occurrences of an immune reaction that affected his skin. He also had to be trustworthy to assure we could handle him for long term bandage changes after surgery. By August, we were finally ready for surgery.
The BLOB is gone, and thankfully, it was just a big (nearly 7 pound) mass of proud flesh. We did not find any underlying issues. Now the healing continues, be he is much relieved to not be lugging around that big “brain” on his leg.
Healing will take time, and we will not likely end up with a “normal” looking leg, but it should be a normal feeling leg. He is make great progress! This shot is between recent bandage changes. Mass-ive improvement!
Thank you to everyone that made Blue’s surgery and treatment possible. We know Blue is beyond grateful for helping him feel better.
Save the Dates!
AAE’s Quarterly All Volunteer Meeting 10/14/17
Want to know the happenings at AAE?
Come to our quarterly meeting on October 14, 2017 at 6:00pm.
You don’t want to miss our exciting announcement!
Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share before the meeting starts at 6:30pm.
El Dorado Hills Fire Department
1050 Wilson Bl.
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
If you would like to attend, please RSVP by signing up on our
Folsom Veterans Day Parade
Join AAE in honoring our veterans and walk with us in the Folsom Veterans Day Parade. If interested, contact Kristi@allaboutequine.org.
Boots and Bling 2018
Save the Date!! Our 5th Annual Boots and Bling event will be held May 5, 2018. This is AAE’s main fundraising event of the year.
This event sold out in 2016 and 2017. Plan to purchase your tickets early! For more information on the event, click here.
Sponsor, volunteer, and live/silent auction donor opportunities available.
Do you want to help with Boots and Bling 2018?
Do you have a home to give?
These horses are all looking for a family of their own.
Learn more about our adoptable horses by clicking on their names.
Are you interested in one of our horses or burros?
Visit our adoption page for information about our adoption process, and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
VOLUNTEER with AAE
Highlighted Volunteer Need at AAE
Sierra School Field Trip Support
Sierra School is an educational setting where students with disabilities go to experience a positive and enriching academic curriculum and life skills education. Students at Sierra have been removed or taken out of their home school programs due to emotional and behavioral outbursts. Sierra school offers a safe place for students to learn new coping skills and appropriate behavior.
At AAE, students get to experience the joy of an animal and meet new caring staff members. Together students get to learn through hands on modalities and get new opportunities to connect with animals in need. Students must step out of themselves and focus on the task at hand, helping an animal.
Field trips to visit AAE are every other Thursday morning during the school year. AAE needs volunteer help from 9a to 12:30p on these days to facilitate activities for the students. With additional help, AAE can potentially accommodate weekly trips from Sierra School students.
Interested in volunteering?
Email email@example.com for more information.
Other Volunteer Needs at AAE
Daily Horse Care, especially pm shifts
Capital Campaign Support
Used Tack Store Support, all areas
Foster Homes, Long-Term Fosters/Sanctuary Homes
Grants – Writing and Research
Media and/or Photo Librarian
More, more, more
Volunteer Shifts at the Barn for Basic Care Activities
Mon – Sat
8a to noon *
9a to 1p *
Mon – Sun
3p to 6p *
* Shifts may extend beyond the usual end time, when needed, to complete all feed and care activities
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!