Day 27 – Farm Animals Get Happy Endings too!

The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:


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!

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Let’s Deck the Stalls with Boughs of Plenty for 2018

On the 27th Day, there was Lilly, Ivy, Maverick and Dawn!
All About Equine focuses its efforts on horses, but every once in a while,
we have the opportunity to help other animals.
This year, we had two senior alpacas, a goat, and a sheep move on to their forever homes.
Maverick and Dawn came to AAE after their family had to downsize from their property.  They were one of many breeding pairs, but time ran out for their owners.  Turns out, Dawn was pregnant.  We had no idea when she was due to deliver, only that her belly became suspiciously round.  We made the mistake of not separating her and Maverick. Before we knew it, she delivered a really cute little guy, and papa was so proud, he wasted no time in making sure baby alpaca number two was on its way.
(PS, not something WE are proud of).  Needless to say, it wasn’t long before the vet made a visit to Maverick, and much to his dismay, he lost the family jewels.
Much to our chagrin, last year we discovered a “skinny-ness” under Maverick’s woolly rug when he was sheared. When we had his teeth floated, we learned how “senior” he was.  His teeth were wearing down to the gums.  He was put on a pellet diet (sound familiar???) and thus started a new feeding routine amidst our “farm” area.  Turns out, Dawn is older than Mav, but her teeth were in better shape.  We tried the pellets and new feeding routine for many, many months, and Mav’s condition improved some, but he wasn’t thriving.  Our “farm” was too diverse and there was too much food competition for the ol’ guys.  Almost coincidentally, one sunny day, a family stopped by looking for a couple of farm animals to call home at their new property.  It was a perfect situation for these two to have their own space and their own food.  Mom fell in love, and since it was Mother’s Day weekend, she gifted herself two senior alpacas.  It was a bit poetic.
Lilly and Ivy, they have their stories, too!  Ivy came to us after her mom rejected her.  She was one of three lambs, and mom could only manage two.  Poor lil’ Ivy was left behind.  She was raised at AAE as a bottle baby, and she earned a lil’ job in our kids programs.  However, she loved kids so much, she wanted to “play” with them.  Unfortunately, she grew….and grew….and grew.  For the littlest of littles, it was quite intimidating, and before you knew it, the littles would cry of fright!  Poor Ivy, she just wanted to be part of the fun.  Thankfully, one of our adopters saw her cute little mug on our website and welcomed her at her farm where she could frolic w/goats and mini horses.
Lilly was welcomed at AAE as a “maybe”.  The same day Ivy lost her mom, and poor Lilly lost her newborn kids in a tragic accident.  We thought “maybe” it was an (unusual) match in the making.  Unfortunately, it wasn’t.  Not even close!  Lilly’s a super sweet mini-nubian….well, not so sure about the mini, but definitely sweet.  She, too, loved the kids so much, she really put her mind to it when she tried to get attention.  She butted everyone that got in her way… animals and humans. Sadly, she was “scary”, too!  Fortunately for her, one of our prior horse adopters lost one of their older goats and it’s buddy was left to mourn alone.  Lilly wasted no time becoming a new best friend.
We’re glad we have happy farm animal stories, too.
  If you are enjoying our happy stories and
would like to help more animals get the help they need,
please donate here.
31 days to 2018, YOUR donation means more horses can be helped!

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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!