Believe in the Magic of the Season
The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:
It was another busy year and you’ve made this world a better place for some lucky horses.
We hope you have enjoyed the stories you made possible in 2019.
This year, we took in 32 equines and 28 were adopted, closing the year with an 87.5% adoption rate.
Sadly, the need continues on, and there are many more horses waiting for help.
You have one last chance to show our support in 2019
to help us prepare for another year of helping horses in 2020.
We can not do this without you!
Thank you all for your support!
Let us Remember!
As we conclude our stories reflecting on 2019, and we anticipate the excitement of the new year,
we want to take a moment to remember those we lost. Sadly, in 2019 we said goodbye to two very special horses, Beau and Calico Girl, as well as our beloved little goat, Cupcake.
Sweet and handsome ol’ Beau brought a lot of smiles and warm fuzzies to many of our volunteers. In turn, our volunteers gave Beau love to the end, and we were his forever home.
Sadly, we had to say goodbye when he experienced a very painful colic
likely caused by a strangulating lipoma. Miss you, Beau!!
Calico Girl crossed the rainbow bridge after a mysterious pasture accident that resulted in a severe leg fracture. There was no “fix” that would give her a pain free life. Cali Girl was a brave, courageous lil’ gal from the start; her loss was a tragic end to our warrior-girl!
We’ll never forget you, Cali Girl.
Cupcake was our teenage goat that had a cancerous lesion around her bottom. She outlived everyone’s expectations. Cupcake was the bestest lil’ goat we ever did know.
Cupcake, we miss your strolls to the barn.
We miss your sweat bleats and baaaass.
Cupcake, we miss YOU!
We miss them all dearly, but thankfully,
they left us knowing the sweetest love, care, and compassion.
Goodbyes are hard, but we are grateful for the memories.
The New Year is upon us!
A New Year and a New Decade!
As we welcome 2020, we resolve to make more happy endings from sad beginnings.
It starts with the horses currently in our care.
They are happy, healthy, and yearning for their forever home.
Every single one wants their own happily ever after.
Will your adoption story be the next one we share?
Learn more about each horse by clicking on it’s name.
Are you looking for your next equine partner?
BELIEVE, your support makes a difference….
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.
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)
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!