Finnegan, One of Kind!

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

It’s #GivingTuesday and today we celebrate giving!  All About Equine hopes you can join us today and help make a difference!  This global day of giving is designed to give back to our communities and help those around us!  Be the change you want to see in the world and help AAE make a difference in the lives of our horses!  This year our goal is $5000. Unexpected veterinarian expenses are a constant reality for animal rescues. Your donation helps with these expenses!
OUR HORSES NEED YOU!
We can’t do this without your support and we THANK YOU for all you do!
On this #GivingTuesday we are continuing our countdown to 2020 with another story.

FINNEGAN

Many of you recognize Finnegan, an AAE Resident and Volunteer favorite!
Here’s a Finn update; gotta love Finn!
Some of you remember when…..
   
He was such a cute lil’ peanut, and he weaseled his way into everyone’s heart!
It was so bittersweet when Finn went out on adoption as a yearling, but
similarly bittersweet when he returned to AAE about six months later. Being the fave that he was, no one was too disappointed.
Finn’s growing into such an incredibly handsome guy, and
he’s continuing his education, too.
 
It wasn’t long after he returned that Finn earned himself a spot
as a resident program horse at AAE.  He’s brought fun and laughter to everyone.
His entertainment factor (and patriotism) is second to none.
  
However, the entertainment value comes at a cost.  Finn epitomizes the statement that horses will be horses.  Once a horse is rehabilitated with AAE the care doesn’t stop there. Horse like Finn find trouble….lameness, rattlesnakes, lacerations, colic, you name it!
     
He loves to give us a scare, and he must be one of Dr. Stolba’s favorite patients because she comes to see him more often than any of the others.
Shhh….we won’t tell Finn she comes because we call her.
He doesn’t understand why not everyone can watch over him like his mom did,
even though he watched over her, too.
That’s why he needs all of us to watch over him. Finn is no exception to the rule: Horses are incredibly sensitive, yet ever so resilient.
Have you heard about his latest trouble (this past Friday)?
…he found a nail, and not just any nail, but a 3-1/2″ nail while wondering the 10 acre pasture!
Everyone always says, “When Finn does it, he does it big”.
   
The Gods were watching over this goofy guy.  The radiograph below shows that the nail did not impact the tendon sheath; the dye does not penetrate beyond where the tip of the nail was.  Life threatening it was.  Though he is not out of the woods (risk of infection) yet, there was no major damage.
     
  Finn, we love you, but no more heart attacks, please.
Just charm us like you always do!
Finn says Thank You for caring about him and the rest of his herd!
BELIEVE, your support makes a difference.
DONATE and you can make more stories come true!
If you’d rather mail a donation, please make checks payable to
“All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc.” and send to
2201 Francisco Dr. #140-174
El Dorado Hills, CA  95762
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!

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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.

We have so many volunteer needs, come plug into AAE.

 

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!

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