Remembering a Gentle Giant!
The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:
Let’s Deck the Stalls with Boughs of Plenty for 2018
15 Days Left, Angus the Gentle Giant!
Remembering Angus! He was a big, enormously handsome, genuinely kind, 21-ish Shire gelding. He introduced our volunteers and guests to the true gentleness of these giant horses.
He crossed the Rainbow Bridge this year, and he has been missed a ton.
Angus had quite a few needs when he came in last year, but he had a lot of life to live and lots of love to give. He was battling chronic uveitis in both eyes, chronic progressive lymphedema (CPL), and a big swollen knee. One eye did not respond treatment, so it was removed to prevent ongoing pain and further injury; thankfully, his remaining eye responded well to treatment. His CPL was treated and managed with regular care. His knee responded well to antibiotics and a little rest. Who knew he had a bad knee?
He wasn’t quite as good as new, but he was much improved. With lots of love and TLC, Angus was feeling good and loving life, and he was adored by all of our volunteers, but mostly by his bestest friends, Kasey and Linda. Kasey was his eyes in darkness, and he showed him the way. The two were buds in the truest sense of the word. Linda took special care to make sure Angus was a big, happy guy with all of his needs met, and he showered her with love…. and slobber. They shared a special bond that only the luckiest of people and horses get to experience.
Unfortunately, Angus contracted EPM (equine protozoal myeloencephalitis), a parasite that attacks the central nervous system. Poor ol’ guy, if anyone didn’t deserve yet another blow, it was Angus. Although we treated the EPM, and he responded well, his uveitis decided to advance to glaucoma. Medications kept his eye calm for a short while, but the last few weeks we were on a bit of a rollercoaster. We saw a big decline. We knew the day was coming. He started showing neurologic symptoms again, and we could no longer control his eye pain. With his quality of life our biggest priority, we felt it was time to help Angus across the rainbow bridge.
We miss ya’ big fella, but we are so incredibly happy we got to know ya’ and we got to love ya’!!
If you are enjoying our happy stories and
would like to help more horse get the help they need,
please donate here.
15 days to 2018, YOUR donation means more horses can be helped! Donate Today!
Join AAE as we Deck the Stalls with Boughs of Plenty. As the year comes to an end, we are sharing stories straight from the barn to show how your support has helped horses in 2017. This year was very special, and there are so many stories to be thankful for!
As we count down to 2018, please help us as we prepare for another year of helping horses. Your donations will assure we have ample funding for unexpected veterinary needs as we move into our next year.
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!
Save The Date!!
Our 5th Annual Boots and Bling Event is on May 5, 2018.
Tickets are available now, get them while they last!
Buy Tickets Here
Event sponsorship options are available or you can donate items for the event’s silent and live auctions?
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Daily Horse Care, especially pm shifts
Used Tack Store Support, all areas
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?
Submit a Review Today!
Great NonProfits – Top Rated Awards
Thanks to YOUR input in 2017, AAE is once again a Top-Rate nonprofit!
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 in the future.
GreatNonprofits is the #1 source of nonprofit stories and feedback, and it honors highly regarded nonprofits each year with their 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!
Click here to get started!
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:
- 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
- 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!