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BRUISER UPDATE – RE EMERGENCY VET VISIT

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

Once again I hope this finds you safe and healthy. Our prayers go out for all the families in crisis.

UPDATE – WE RECEIVED GOOD NEWS!!!

His upper airways were compromised and that is why he was having trouble breathing. Thankfully they are clear now and although he continues to have issues, it appears most of it is staying out of his lungs.

He may need scoped if these issues continue, and he is definitely not out of the woods, but we are not losing him this morning. Both Docs said go back to the bottle.

It was terrifying listening to him gurgle and choke this morning. His little nostrils are too small to use their scope, so we are heading home, praising God that although he sounded like Dandelion, he has a real chance to get through this.

Bruiser is crashing. It’s 3 a.m. and I can hear him struggling to breathe. He has fought so hard to be here, and we finally got his blood test coming back close to normal. It was a big improvement, but he was still having issues.

Bruiser is having trouble when he drinks his milk. We always take them off the bottle asap, and many times they never even see a bottle. However, this is when Bruiser’s troubles started.

He was “off”, or “special” if you will, when we got him. His band left him alone to die. It is obvious there were multiple reasons for Mama to leave him. In the wild, if a baby is sick or injured, the stallion or others in the band will often kill it, or they just leave it behind. It is harsh, but is is survival and they do not want predators attracted.

He was not a “dummy” foal, but his brain was not fully wired yet. He has been improving, but this morning I can hear the pneumonia. He has been on antibiotics and Doc has tried numerous ones to help him, but this is a critical situation at this point.

I am not sure if Comstock can save him or not, (they have a hospital on sight).
It is so hard, because this is not a baby that has been depressed or lays around moping. He is feisty and runs and plays, but he is crashing right now.

It is definitely NOT in the budget, but I have to try and give him one last chance.

PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN! There is so much heartache out there. I am hoping and praying he will have a chance, but we can only do what our budget allows. At this time, it’s pretty scary.

I understand many folks are in financial crisis. If you are not in a position to safely donate, please just share this information.

Below, Bruiser and LuLu, enjoying their cuddle time.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

-You can go to gofundme 

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GOD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

Donate to Help

3 A.M – BRUISER IS CRASHING – HE NEEDS HELP ONCE MORE – WE ARE HEADING TO THE EMERGENCY VET

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

Once again I hope this finds you safe and healthy. Our prayers go out for all the families in crisis.

Bruiser is crashing. It’s 3 a.m. and I can hear him struggling to breathe. He has fought so hard to be here, and we finally got his blood test coming back close to normal. It was a big improvement, but he was still having issues.

Bruiser is having trouble when he drinks his milk. We always take them off the bottle asap, and many times they never even see a bottle. However, this is when Bruiser’s troubles started.

He was “off”, or “special” if you will, when we got him. His band left him alone to die. It is obvious there were multiple reasons for Mama to leave him. In the wild, if a baby is sick or injured, the stallion or others in the band will often kill it, or they just leave it behind. It is harsh, but is is survival and they do not want predators attracted.

He was not a “dummy” foal, but his brain was not fully wired yet. He has been improving, but this morning I can hear the pneumonia. He has been on antibiotics and Doc has tried numerous ones to help him, but this is a critical situation at this point.

I am not sure if Comstock can save him or not, (they have a hospital on sight).
It is so hard, because this is not a baby that has been depressed or lays around moping. He is feisty and runs and plays, but he is crashing right now.

It is definitely NOT in the budget, but I have to try and give him one last chance.

PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN! There is so much heartache out there. I am hoping and praying he will have a chance, but we can only do what our budget allows. At this time, it’s pretty scary.

I understand many folks are in financial crisis. If you are not in a position to safely donate, please just share this information.

Below, Bruiser and LuLu, enjoying their cuddle time.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

-You can go to gofundme 

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GOD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

Donate to Help

NEWBORN BABY(S) AT THE SHIPPER – SEVERELY INJURED MARE – CAN WE KEEP HER OFF THE SLAUGHTER TRUCK?

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

Once again I hope this finds you safe and healthy. Our prayers go out for all the families in crisis.

MEET “DESTINY” – As you can see, she has quite the injury and needs vet care as soon as possible. If she cannot be fixed, we would give her a peaceful ending. However, I am hopeful that with lots of TLC we can save her.

URGENT – RECEIVED A PHONE CALL TODAY FOR A NEWBORN (Not sure how many) ON THE FEED LOT. Thankfully, (if you can find anything to be thankful about in these situations) baby gets to stay with Mama for a few more days. When Mama ships, we will need to be there. (I DO NOT have an option to save Mama). It is beyond heartbreaking, but we have to focus on the ones we can save.

SEVERELY INJURED MARE – DESTINY – This mare’s injury is in such a place it may be extremely hard for it to heal. At the very least she needs to be kept off the slaughter truck. WE ARE HER ONLY CHANCE! If you blow up the photo you can see how big her gash is, and that she already has swelling in her tummy. She needs help asap.

I have a vet scheduled for Monday to see if she can help her. (Can’t get her until we raise the funds to save and vet her.) We are also doing Coggins, Health Certs etc. on the other kids. Out of 4 TB colts, only one was healthy. Sadly, our beautiful little buckskin passed during the night. I was told she was eating and drinking but not feeling well, and this morning when they went out to feed she had passed. We have a huge hernia to repair, a big gouge in the chest of one of the colts, and a severely swollen hock on another one.

All of these horses were considered to have no value. They were all “thrown away”. Let’s give them the chance they deserve.

Can you imagine that mare being pushed around in the crowded slaughter truck? Her wound getting bigger and bigger Let’s save her from a horrific trailer ride and imminent slaughter.

I understand many folks are in financial crisis. If you are not in a position to safely donate, please just share this information.

Below, Bruiser and LuLu, enjoying their cuddle time.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

-You can go to gofundme 

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GOD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

Donate to Help

Boots & Bling Update

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

During these uncertain times, our thoughts are with you, our AAE community, your families and friends.
We have YOU, thank you!

 

 Important Updates

Out of an abundance of caution for your well-being and that of our volunteers, participants, supporters, and vendors, AAE made the difficult decision to postpone our Boots & Bling event from May 2, 2020 to a late Summer/early Fall date.
Due to the uncertainties with the current COVID-19 situation, our event venue has a scheduling moratorium in place.  As soon as we can we can move forward with scheduling, taking into consideration the safety of everyone involved, we will announce a new date.
Boots and Bling is critical to AAE’s annual funding, and it is also a very important event where all of AAE’s supporters can come together.
We assure you, Boots will not be canceled.
The BEST part is we’ll have more time to create a BETTER event!!
We hope you are as excited as we are to get the date set!

Again, out of an abundance of caution for our volunteer and community safety,
we have implemented numerous measures related to COVID-19 which have impacted our day to day activities at AAE.
Though we have many horses looking for homes, our ADOPTION VISITS are temporarily on hold.
If you are interested in adopting a horse, we are still working remotely to discuss adoption interest and review inquiries.
Our VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES have been temporarily limited to small teams
carrying out essential activities to assure the horses are well cared for.
We continue accessing veterinary, hoof and dental care, as needed.
 
NEW VOLUNTEER ORIENTATIONS have been temporarily postponed;
however, we are still collecting information from
anyone interested in volunteering, once we resume normal day-to-day activities.
AAE’S USED TACK STORE is temporarily closed.
We look forward to re-opening and resuming store hours as we can.
Store sales and tack donations are vital to our fundraising efforts.

April’s QUARTERLY VOLUNTEER MEETING has been canceled.

We’ll resume quarterly meetings as soon as appropriate.
 
We know these are trying times, and we are all feeling the impacts on many ways.
For the good of the horses!

We thank you for your understanding.

We will get through this together!
From all of us at All About Equine, thank you for your continuing support!
If you’re able to continue support us through these uncertain times,
please consider donating today.

When you think of COVID-19, think of GLITTER

 

Unless you’re conducting essential activities, please stay at home and help flatten the curve!

 

SADLY, WE LOST HOPE,

but we haven’t lost hope

Though things were looking good for HOPE, they took a quick turn, and we were left with no good options.
HOPE came to us because of an eye issue that had been neglected for at least the last year and a half,
likely much longer.

After initial evaluation, no definitive cause could be determined with certainty (e.g. injury, infection, tumor, etc).
We made the decision to move forward with surgery to remove her eye.  Unfortunately, the surgeon found a large tumor (melanoma) behind the eye.  Because melanomas are not typically lethal, and because they can “respond in different ways” (e.g. become dormant, grow slowly, or grow rapidly), the surgeon felt the chance for a comfortable life was possible, and he closed the incision site, giving HOPE a chance.

 

HOPE made it through surgery without issues.  She was thriving.  Though swollen, she seemed much more comfortable, was eating well, and she was enjoying lots of TLC.  Two weeks passed after surgery, swelling was reducing, and HOPE was doing great!

A few days later, we noticed some new drainage above HOPE’s incision.  A quick trip to the vet for rebandaging resulted in some unanticipated sad news.  It appeared the skin/tissue was dying.

When the doc removed the sutures and the dying tissue, he discovered the tumor had grown rapidly.
The recently empty orbit was now filled with tumor.  Though we hoped for no to slow growth, sadly, luck wasn’t on HOPE’s side.  At the rate the tumor had grown, it was highly unlikely the eye would heal, and the tumor was so large and deep, and there was nothing more we could do other than help her across the Rainbow Bridge.
HOPE lost her battle, but our hope lives on.  HOPE touched our lives in ways we’ll never forget.
Farewell sweet girl, you deserved so much better.
We’re thankful HOPE had some relief, good food, and her final days were filled with love and kindness through the end.
Thank you for helping HOPE.

On another kind of BOOTS note,

we need your ol’ boots!

If you’re like many during the “stay at home” situation, and you’re doing some pre-spring cleaning….
We need your gently used, unwanted boots!
   
Our decor plan for Boots & Bling includes what, of course?
Boots! and we still need some more.
Also, the if you’re familiar with the R3C Wild Horse Program at the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center, the inmate trainers are sorely in need of men’s western boots. They currently have 8 inmate mustang trainers, and they need boots. The soles are literally falling off of their boots. The program relies on donations of used boots and thrift store finds. But their sources have been slim pickins, especially since everything is now shut down due to COVID.
If you happen to have any Western boots you no longer need, we can use them for our Boots & Bling event or pass them forward to the R3C program.  These men work hard, without complaint (even about the condition of their boots) & are changing their lives while gentling wild mustangs.
After Boots & Bling, we’ll transfer the decor boots to AAE’s Used Tack Store, where all sales benefit the horses at AAE.  We’ll also be an ongoing source of men’s boots to support the R3C program.  You can donate boots for the R3C program at the store (once we resume store hours).  Be sure to specify the boots are for R3C on your donation form.
Remember to select All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc. as your charity of choice,
AmazonSmile donates to AAE with every purchase, at no cost to you!
This is a FREE and EASY way YOU can help raise funds for AAE.
Daily Horse Care, especially pm shifts (Daily 8a-12p or 3p-6p)
Used Tack Store Support, all areas (Fri – Mon, 12-4p, possibly T, W, Th 2-6p)
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!

Save Your Ass Rescue Newsletter

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The following is from Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue:

 

 

 A Breath of Fresh Air to Your Inbox

We are finally into our first couple days of spring! In South Acworth NH our first day of spring we were covered in a couple inches of snow, it was a beautiful morning and all gone by the evening. We genuinely hope our farm updates and stories in this news letter help to distract you from what is going on in the “real” world right now. Ann and I made the decision on Friday to close the farm to visitors for at least the next two weeks. We believe this is the socially responsible thing to do. We hope you all stay healthy and happy!

Our annual Cabin Fever Auction is ending tonight at 9pm on Facebook. We had lots of awesome items donated this year such as tack, tasty food, a safari trip, and lots of hand-made items and art! This auction helps us to pay for a lot of our much needed grain supplies, de-wormers, annual vet care for vaccinations, dental work, blood work, and fecals, fencing that needs to be replaced, and hoof trims.

Our online auction is only accessible through Facebook, we are sorry about any inconvenience this causes you.

TAKE ME TO THE AUCTION!

Whats new on the farm?

We have quite a few new animals on the farm since our last updates. It is always exciting getting to know and love each individual. Below are all of the new rescue faces!

This past Wednesday we had our veterinarian out for a full day of dentals, spring shots, blood work and donkey and mule check ups. A lot of the animals we take in need some serious dental work, unfortunately for our wallet this time around was a full day of mostly dental work.
Each animals vet work, shots, fecals, blood work, tests, dentals, check ups etc. cost us roughly 500 dollars per equine. We do NOT skimp when it comes to the animals well being, if something needs to be done that our vet recommends and that we think it is best for their health and happiness, we do it. That is why we post so much, why we spend so much time fundraising, Its all for the animals.

Hobie and Walton’s progress

Manny of you have been following the story of the horse and the donkey who we rescued last November. They were nothing but skin and bones, maybe a week away from death. We are happy to announce they are both now thriving! Both of the boys are at a healthy weight and are on arthritis medicine. They are like spring chickens now! Walton runs around the field tearing it up like a wild man, and Hobie takes comfortable walks around the field, and has enough spunk in him to boss around a Belgian draft mule. Not too shabby for a 25 year old horse and a 35 year old donkey! Walton was recently diagnosed with third eyelid cancer, we are working very closely with our vet to monitor him and make sure he is comfortable and not in pain while waiting for his eye ointment to come in. If the new ointment does not work, we will have surgery done where his third eyelid will be removed. Fingers crossed!

A Tribute to Our Mascot 

This is incredibly difficult to write but of course we need to share with all of you. On Saturday we lost our mascot Marlin to colic. He was 36 years old and in excellent health. This loss has taken its toll on all of us at the rescue. Marlin was more than his huge physical presence. He grounded all of us, including the other animals. Gertie his companion is suffering his loss along with us. They were joined at the hip and she is grieving.

I saw Marlin’s picture online in 2009. He was going to ship to slaughter on Christmas Eve. The gentle expression in his eyes reached out from the computer and I knew I had to have him. I had always advised folks against purchasing an animal sight unseen, but I disregarded my own advice and bought him and had him delivered. He was a retired Amish work mule. He knew how to drive, but not go under saddle. I took riding lessons on him for about six months. He became a rock solid trail mule. He became such a well-loved fixture at the rescue that we made the decision to keep him as our mascot. A decision we have never regretted.

He was truly a gentle giant. He touched so many lives. He gave confidence to unsure riders, to little kids, proving that big doesn’t necessarily mean scary, playing his part as SYA’s mascot was a roll he loved and played to a T.

We will miss you forever Marlin, Rest In Peace.

Click Here to See Marlins Tribute Video

 

Thank you all very much for your continued support and help though all of our tough times, better and warmer days are right around the corner!

With gratitude,
Hannah Exel

SLAUGHTER TRUCKS ARE ROLLING – AN EMERGENCY CALL TO SAVE 6 (POSSIBLY MORE) PRECIOUS LIVES!

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

Hi everyone. 1st and foremost, I hope and pray everyone is hanging in there during this time of crisis.

SADLY however, the slaughter trucks CONTINUE TO ROLL! I received a call to see if we can save these 6 beautiful souls from slaughter. We are their only chance as they will not be heading to an auction, simply loaded on a trailer and shipped to their death.

We are working with a local rescue who will be working along side us to help us try and get these kids placed locally.

I have a potential adoption for the shaggy little buckskin and for the 2 year old mare. However, none of them are safe as of right now and they need your help. We will save as many of them as we can, based on our ability to “save them”, get them vetted, transported and have appropriate funds to make sure they are fed and cared for properly. PLEASE DO NOT MAKE ME STAND IN FRONT OF THEM AND PICK AND CHOOSE WHO GETS TO LIVE! That is the worst feeling.

I truly understand so many folks have lost their income and things seem really sketchy right now. Please if you are in that situation just say a big prayer for these kids.

When God puts these kids in front of us I know He expects us to try and save them. We can only do our best, but it is so not fair for them to be slaughtered because I didn’t try.

SO, IF you are in a position to donate or possibly adopt a yearling thoroughbred colt, please do so. Please share this far and wide as it will be a true miracle if we can pull this off under the circumstances.

We need BAIL, TEMPORARY LODGING, HAULING AND VETTING FUNDS, not to mention feed etc. If by some miracle we can save them and there is any money left over, it will go for milk money, hay, feed, vetting etc. for the kids here.

Bruiser is really enjoying his milk and says THANK YOU for saving him.

PEPE’s 1st surgery went well, and after his checkup the vet feels she has a chance to “finish” closing the rest of the tear in his upper throat. So one more surgery and (God Willing) he will be a happy little camper.

You have saved so many lives. Let’s keep on making a difference and saving lives!

Hugs & Love
Palomino

THE MOST RECENT SOULS YOU HAVE SAVED! EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEM SAY THANK YOU!!!!

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

-You can go to gofundme 

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GOD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

Donate to Help

“BRUISER 911” FOUND ALONE ON A MOUNTAIN – WILL YOU HELP HIM?

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

IT’S DEFINITELY GO TIME! WILL YOU HELP THIS TINY ORPHAN??

Meet Bruiser. He is maybe a couple days old?. He was found lost and alone in the mountains. His condition is fragile at best. He was severely dehydrated and has obviously not had the food he needed from his Mama. Only time will tell why he was left behind to die.

We are heading straight to the vet.

We also had to pick up 2 gorgeous, yearling stud colts. They are also in need of vetting, ie “brain surgery” aka gelding.

Bruiser is going to need 24/7 care along with vetting to give him a chance. Hopefully he n Lil Pepe will end up keeping each other company.

Please help us give these kids the best care possible.

It is only going to get busier from here on out. Thank you Kari Robie n family for providing critical care until we could get him.

WE NEED YOUR HELP NOW!!

LIL PEPE surgery update. He survived surgery. The Doc was only able to close part of the defect, but he has a higher chance of surviva

THANK YOU FOR GIVING HIM THIS CHANCE!l

You have saved so many lives. Let’s keep on making a difference and saving lives!

Hugs & Love
Palomino

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

-You can go to gofundme 

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GOD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

Donate to Help

Two more ANGELS among us!

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

 

  
 
It’s been a long, hard few weeks, and we are so grateful your support allowed us to help with some very challenging situations.  Thank you are two very small words that mean so very much.

KATIE and HEIDI’S Story

We wanted to share Katie and Heidi’s story sooner, but due to their condition, it felt like we needed to wait until we knew more.  It’s only been a week, but it’s a hard story to tell.
AAE was contacted in early January 2020 by an older woman asking if we could take their mini donkey and two goats because she and husband were getting older and “selling the farm”.  She said the donkey, Katie, was older and tiny (28-30″) w/a lil arthritis….and the goats were mid-teens, older and a lil arthritis, but they all got around fine.  Sadly, there was no urgency communicated.  It seems AAE always has a full house, so we couldn’t help in that moment.  When it finally seemed like the load was lightening in early March, we coordinated a pick-up.  We learned one of the goats passed the week before, apparently victim of a predator.  What should have been a routine intake turned out to be a very heart-wrenching surrender.

When we arrived, we found poor Katie emaciated beyond imagine; she was down and lethargic and looked as if she was dying at that moment.  She was a bag of bones and couldn’t get up.  Her head hung low, her ears were flat, and her tongue hung from her mouth.  Her coat was so long and thick, it masked her bony frame.  There was literally, hardly any muscle anywhere on her body (e.g. hips, neck, cheeks, etc.).  Heidi, her lil goat friend, must have been eating all of Katie’s food.  She was beyond plump, but extremely arthritic.  Through some gentle urging and support, Katie got up.  Heidi, too.  We had to usher each of them to the transport van, then lift each of them in.  Thankfully, we were not far from home, but it seemed like the longest seven mile drive.  Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center was called as soon as we got on the road, and they arrived about 10 mins after we got the girls unloaded and in a stall.

It was a sad scene as we watched; the vets were very concerned about Katie’s condition, and Heidi, too.  After initial evaluation, Katie got fluids, a small dose of pain meds, and blood was drawn.  Heidi got some pain meds for her arthritis and other meds to help her, too.  We needed blood results before we could really evaluate Katie’s chance for recovery.  While waiting for blood results, we started Katie on a very slow refeeding program giving her very small amounts of an alfalfa pellet mash every four to six hours.  She was interested, but it didn’t seem easy to eat/swallow, though she tried.  It was hard to know if she was simply weak from starving, whether there was an underlying cause, or both.  Quite the opposite for Heidi, she was on a similar diet, but for opposite reasons.  Eating came quite easy for her.
Katie’s blood results were poor, indicating refeeding syndrome.  Considering her geriatric condition, emaciated, arthritis, blind, neuro issues (droopy tongue), diarrhea with crusty poop smothering her hind end, mats, lice, pressure sores, few very sharp teeth, and an apparent history of foundering, it was amazing she was alive.  She should have been done long ago, but somehow, she had brief moments of “I want to live”.  She smiled with her perky ears.  She played with her food bowl and water bucket a couple times.  She’d try to follow you out the stall door.  She’d nudge up against your knee.  But most of the time between those moments, her head continued to hang low, her ears flat, and her tongue hanging lifeless from her mouth.

Though it seemed grim, she deserved a chance.  She had been fed hay and cob, but due to the condition of her mouth with only a few remaining teeth, and sharp at that, she was unable to process that feed.  Katie had moments of wanting to eat, wanting to drink, and she was able to get up on her own, though not easy.  She tried, and we held onto hope.  We tried to make her as comfortable as possible, clipping her crusty hair (which she actually enjoyed), and she loved the brush.  Removing the old, dead hair only revealed more of her bony frame.

After 36 hours, another blood sample was drawn.  Some values improved, but some got worse.  Sadly, over the hours, her spirits were up and down.  After 72 hours, the down was outweighing the up.  She was losing her interest in food and water, and as much as we wanted her to fight, it hurt too much to ask her to keep going.  Without a doubt, it would be a long road ahead, and with all her body had been through, it didn’t seem her lil’ body could hang on so long.  After another 12 long hours with no interest in eating, and it seemed she was tiring of the fight, we helped Katie across the Rainbow Bridge.  Heidi, the brave and stoic friend, was in a very painful condition, too.
The two girls arrived together, and they crossed together…together forever, pain free.
Katie was a remarkable example of incredible resilience, and absolute forgiveness.  She should have hated humans, yet Katie was the kindest, sweetest, most gentle soul I have ever known.
RIP sweet girls. We miss you and wish we could have known you much, much longer!
Two more recent stories…

HOPE

February started relatively quietly until mid-month.  We took in four minis from an elderly owner that was struggling with chronic health issues and he was no longer physically able to care for them.  Their story is still unfolding.  A little over a week later, AAE got a call about another horse in dire need of help.  All other avenues had failed this poor girl.  Sadly, she had an eye issue she’d been dealing with for at least a year and a half, and she was not thriving.  After some urging, the owner surrendered the sweet mare.
We call her Hope because we have so much hope for her.
Hope is another incredibly kind soul.  We picked her up (she loaded without hesitation) and transported her directly to Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center, even though it was Sunday.  Rightfully so, she was hesitant to have anyone on or near her left side, though by the time she settled in the clinic, she must have known help had arrived.  Hope weighed in at 750 pounds.  Not a lot for a horse her size (~15.0 hh). She also has an abundance of melanomas around her rectal area, on tail, and the corners of her lips; however, none were open, draining, or otherwise appearing to be an immediate issue.
After initial evaluation, Hope was scheduled for eye removal surgery the next day. More graphic photos.  Surgery revealed a melanoma behind her eye.  It was partially removed; however, some of the tumor had infiltrated muscles and nerves.  Dr. Errico removed what he could without causing further damage.  Hope was slow recovering, but after her second night in the clinic, she was ready to transfer to AAE.
Hope loaded into the trailer at night and hauled like a champ. Once back at the barn, she looked forward to a yummy mash for dinner.  By morning, relief and relaxation were setting in.
Within a couple days, there was light in Hope’s eye, and she was very much enjoying the attention. Her bandage came off, and the relief was obvious.  Hope continues to heal, swelling is reducing, and she’s enjoying plentiful food.  This gal is obviously so very grateful for the help.

MABEL and MADDOX

A few days of relative quiet (how quiet can it be with 50-ish horses onsite?), Saturday morning came in with a bang.  Our Shift Leader arrived to find our dearest donk, Mabel, trying to deliver a foal.  Sadly, she stood there with the amniotic sac hanging from her vulva and a partial placenta on the ground.  Not good.  Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center was on the way.
Mabel came to AAE in August needing help w/severe fly allergies causing enormous open lesions on hind her legs. She was afflicted with the same issue the prior year and thanks to tremendous care by Dr. Stolba, she recovered then, and she was on her way to recovery now.
Mabel was accompanied to AAE by her two-year-old (intact) Jack, Max.  We were told that they had been separated for quite some time, and there was no chance she was pregnant. Well, guess what? Wrong. The extra weight she was carrying recently was not from the plentiful food she was been given at AAE.  It looks like Mabel came in 6 months in foal.
After initial exam, sadly, baby was lifeless and not where it should be.  Extensive efforts were made at AAE to remove the baby; however, no luck.  Mabel was prepped for transport to LBEMC for further treatment, and hopefully not needing a c-section to remove foal. Mabel’s good pal, Hardy, watched with obvious concern for his gal pal.  He would have ridden with her if you could.
After further unsuccessful efforts to remove the foal, Mabel was anesthetized.  Her hind end was hoisted in a last attempt to remove the foal.  If the docs did not succeed, she would need a C-section.  The sedation and re-positioning worked.  Baby was successfully removed. It was a little guy, preterm at about 280 to 290 days.  We named him Maddox.  Actually, for his “age”, he was quite large, and as sad as it is, it seems this might have been a blessing in disguise.  Can’t imagine Mabel trying to deliver him with another 45-60 days of growth.  Mabel took a while to awake from sedation, but when she stabilized, she was escorted to the clinic “suite” for a day or two of pampering.
After two nights of observation and monitoring with some pain management, as well, Mabel was ready to come home.  Everyone was beyond thrilled and relieved to have her back.
Though Hardy was elated to see his gal, she was not so enthusiastic, understandably so.  It’s been about 10 days and thankfully Mabel is recovering well.
We’re terribly sad Maddox didn’t survive, but so grateful Mabel survived this ordeal.
Early Bird Pricing $40
(ticket prices go up April 1st)!

This is a super fun event that includes
a BBQ dinner, Live and Silent Auctions, Music and Dancing!
Funds raised at Boots & Bling supports a large portion of AAE’s annual budget ensuring we continue saving and serving horses and humans throughout the year.
Boots & Bling and AAE need YOU!
There are other ways to help and support AAE!
Sponsor our BIG event!
Event SPONSORSHIP  and TABLE  SPONSORSHIP options are available!
If you would like to sponsor this event or want more information on sponsoring, please contact BandB@allaboutequine.org
We also need LIVE, DESSERT and SILENT AUCTION DONATIONS!
If you would like to donate to our live and silent auctions or want more information on donating, please contact Dani@allaboutequine.org All donation are needed by 4/10/20
 

We’ve Extended Our Hours!

Check out our facebook page for pop-up hours and specials!

Friday thru Monday 12p to 4p

Tuesday & Thursday 2p to 6p

AAE Used Tack Store is at
4261 Sunset Lane
Shingle Springs, CA  957362

530-363-6096

If you’d like to donate tack or join the volunteer team at the store, please send us an email.
Remember to select All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc. as your charity of choice,
AmazonSmile donates to AAE with every purchase, at no cost to you!
This is a FREE and EASY way YOU can help raise funds for AAE.

VOLUNTEER NEEDS

As many of you know, we have a continuing need to expand store hours.
PILOT HILL – OLD FENCE CLEANUP
Fence cleanup day.  Help us remove old fencing and get us closer to moving some horses!
Perimeter fencing should be done in a couple days, with only tying up the loose ends.
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Work 9a to 1p
We will be pulling out old t-post fencing with a t-post puller tools (we have four), wood posts with the help of a tractor, and winding up all the old wire and stacking it where others can get to it later. The material will either go to recycle or may even be re-sold for crafting/rustic art.

Please bring: Heavy work gloves (leather), Water/Drink for yourself, Hat, Boots and long pants

We will provide: T-Post pullers, wire cutters, hammers, screw drivers, and extra gloves.

Please RSVP via email to Jean if you can help.

You are welcome to bring a family member or friend to help as long as they are over 16 yrs of age. Please let Jean know so we can be sure we have enough tools.

Any questions, please ask Jean.

TACK STORE SUPPORT
We need more help staff the store on Wednesday afternoons, 2p-6p, can you help?
We would also like to expand our daily hours.
Fri to Mon 10-12 and 2-6.  With enough help, we can split the shifts, 10a to 2p and 2p to 6p.
Likewise, Tues-Thurs, we’d like to add 10a to 2p.
If you’re interested in helping with tack store activities (e.g. cleaning donated tack, researching/pricing, organizing/merchandising, blanket/tack repairs, picking up tack donations, helping customers, sharing AAE info, admin support, and more), we need you.
Current store hours are Fri-Mon 12-4p, and recently added Tues/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 daily to weekly to monthly help cleaning and organizing, whether it’s the feed room, the meds room, the office, the tools, groundskeeping, painting shelters, monitoring the fencelines, dump runs, tree trimming, coordinating vehicle maintenance, or a zillion other things.
There’s so much that needs to be done, and we can use extra hands to help keep things looking nice and 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 (Daily 8a-12p or 3p-6p)
Used Tack Store Support, all areas (Fri – Mon, 12-4p, possibly T, W, Th 2-6p)
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!

ANOTHER TRAGEDY?? OR WILL YOU SAVE THIS OLD MARE??

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

Just got the 911 call to save this mare. Deadline is tomorrow night as she will be loaded and shipped Thursday early morning.

She is 20+/-, and I am praying we can save her.

Her clock is ticking fast. I have to commit asap so she is not mixed in with the load.

PLEASE HELP SAVE HER LIFE! THIS IS HER ONLY CHANCE!

You have saved so many lives. Let’s keep on making a difference and saving lives!

Hugs & Love
Palomino

Below, Lucy says THANK YOU!

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

-You can go to gofundme 

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GOD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

Donate to Help

It’s Boots and Bling Time!!! Get Your Tickets!

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

 

IT’S FINALLY TIME!!!

Tickets On Sale Now!

Early Bird Pricing $40!

This is a super fun event that includes
a BBQ dinner, Live and Silent Auctions, Music and Dancing!
Funds raised at Boots & Bling supports a large portion of AAE’s annual budget ensuring we continue saving and serving horses and humans throughout the year.
Boots & Bling and AAE need YOU!
There are other ways to help and support AAE!
Sponsor our BIG event!
Event SPONSORSHIP  and TABLE  SPONSORSHIP options are available!
If you would like to sponsor this event or want more information on sponsoring, please contact BandB@allaboutequine.org
We also need LIVE, DESSERT and SILENT AUCTION DONATIONS!
If you would like to donate to our live and silent auctions or want more information on donating, please contact Dani@allaboutequine.org All donation are needed by 4/10/20
 

We’ve Extended Our Hours!

Check out our facebook page for pop-up hours and specials!

Friday thru Monday 12p to 4p

Tuesday & Thursday 2p to 6p

AAE Used Tack Store is at
4261 Sunset Lane
Shingle Springs, CA  957362

530-363-6096

If you’d like to donate tack or join the volunteer team at the store, please send us an email.
Remember to select All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc. as your charity of choice,
AmazonSmile donates to AAE with every purchase, at no cost to you!
This is a FREE and EASY way YOU can help raise funds for AAE.

VOLUNTEER NEEDS

As many of you know, we have a continuing need to expand store hours.
PILOT HILL – OLD FENCE CLEANUP
Fence cleanup day.  Help us remove old fencing and get us closer to moving some horses!
Perimeter fencing should be done in a couple days, with only tying up the loose ends.
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Work 9a to 1p
We will be pulling out old t-post fencing with a t-post puller tools (we have four), wood posts with the help of a tractor, and winding up all the old wire and stacking it where others can get to it later. The material will either go to recycle or may even be re-sold for crafting/rustic art.

Please bring: Heavy work gloves (leather), Water/Drink for yourself, Hat, Boots and long pants

We will provide: T-Post pullers, wire cutters, hammers, screw drivers, and extra gloves.

Please RSVP via email to Jean if you can help.

You are welcome to bring a family member or friend to help as long as they are over 16 yrs of age. Please let Jean know so we can be sure we have enough tools.

Any questions, please ask Jean.

TACK STORE SUPPORT
We need more help staff the store on Wednesday afternoons, 2p-6p, can you help?
We would also like to expand our daily hours.
Fri to Mon 10-12 and 2-6.  With enough help, we can split the shifts, 10a to 2p and 2p to 6p.
Likewise, Tues-Thurs, we’d like to add 10a to 2p.
If you’re interested in helping with tack store activities (e.g. cleaning donated tack, researching/pricing, organizing/merchandising, blanket/tack repairs, picking up tack donations, helping customers, sharing AAE info, admin support, and more), we need you.
Current store hours are Fri-Mon 12-4p, and recently added Tues/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 daily to weekly to monthly help cleaning and organizing, whether it’s the feed room, the meds room, the office, the tools, groundskeeping, painting shelters, monitoring the fencelines, dump runs, tree trimming, coordinating vehicle maintenance, or a zillion other things.
There’s so much that needs to be done, and we can use extra hands to help keep things looking nice and 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 (Daily 8a-12p or 3p-6p)
Used Tack Store Support, all areas (Fri – Mon, 12-4p, possibly T, W, Th 2-6p)
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!

TEXAS TRIUMPH NEEDS URGENT HELP NOW! LUCY SAYS THANK YOU FOR SAVING HER LIFE!

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

THANK YOU for being part of our Chilly Pepper Family and for making it possible to save so many lives.

We have yet another URGENT need. Texas Triumph needs urgent care for his hoof. He has a huge split in his front hoof, and it will be life threatening if not treated asap.

When we were at the vet in Reno getting him tubed, they looked at his hoof and thought it was pretty much healed. (At that point his “choke situation” was the focus). However, once we were able to get the farrier working on him, it is clear that the split goes all the way through. It is really a horrible injury and he has a scar running all the way up into his leg.

We need to get immediate care for him, which will involve special shoeing, sedation and maybe even further treatment. With about 2000 pounds standing on that hoof, if it splits more he will be done.

He has some ongoing issues. We were told he had string halt, and he does have issues with his legs. They are random, but when the Farrier was working on his feet he had a lot of trouble in his hind legs while standing. He still cannot eat regular feed, but is actually thriving in spite of his various issues. He is loving life and we need your help to keep him healthy.

Sadly, we are running on fumes. We are still reeling from the over $10,000 in vet bills the last couple months, and that was before we got the 3 new ones. Even with the wonderful donations directly to the vets, the budget was severely devastated.

As we continue trying to prep for babies, we simply need your help to get this done. Texas Triumph has to get this foot repaired or we will lose him.

Our fancy “Lucy” lol, has arrived and is a happy camper. She is bossy and determined to be the lead mare, but has obviously had a horrible life. Thank you for saving her.

Please help us save Texas Triumph’s hoof. He is a precious part of our Sunshine & Smiles program. He is just a baby and deserves the best life he can have. The Vets all told us we could walk out and he could have aspirated into pneumonia or be choked out. But I want to give him every chance and treasure every day he has.

We also need to take in Big Matt and have his hoofers done under sedation. Due to the issues with his back and hocks, it is extremely painful for him to stand on 3 legs.

Please help if you can. It seems like we get the crazy cases, but that is what rescue is about. Helping the ones who cannot help themselves and the ones that nobody else will take on.

You have saved so many lives. Let’s keep on making a difference and saving lives!

Hugs & Love
Palomino

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

-You can go to gofundme 

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GOD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

Donate to Help

2020 Brings More Horses in Need

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

 

  

As we move into 2020 there are many more horses in need…

Meet our newest intake, Cody

                                            
Cody came to AAE after long-time family health issues with his owner and the passing of his caretaker.
Cody is a 1999 Arabian gelding, about 15.1 hh.  We were told he was raced as a youngster, but an injury ended his career.  He has been a pasture pet ever since.  Cody was much in need of dental care and he was being fed an alfalfa diet.  He was started on a pellet diet upon intake.  His teeth were floated, and he was vaccinated and dewormed.   His hooves were in pretty good shape, and he’s on the farrier schedule in a few days.  Cody now has a microchip in place, and he will be ready for adoption soon.  Cody is a sweet, youthful ol’ guy with plenty of energy.  He enjoys people, loves grooming and attention, and his ground manners are fairly good.  So far, he’s shown no signs of lameness, but we’ll wait for his weight improve before asking much of him.
Cody needs a sponsor until a permanent home can be found!

Did you know you can SPONSOR a horse at AAE? 

If you want to support AAE, our Sponsor program is one of our favorite ways to involve our community.  By sponsoring a horse, you are supporting our operations by the average monthly cost of care for a specific horse.  You can do this by selecting a specific horse and making a monthly donation in his or her name.  The monthly cost of care is estimated considering the costs for the horses diet, basic care needs (e.g. hoof care, dental care, vaccines, deworming, etc.), medical needs (e.g. supplements, daily medications, daily/monthly treatments, special care, etc.).  These needs can change over the course of a horse’s stay at AAE (from intake to adoption).
A full sponsor covers it all.  Likewise, more than one partial sponsor can cover it all.
You can sponsor any horse for any amount you choose, from $1 to a million dollars ;)
Our GOAL is to have full sponsors for every horse.  This will assure we have ample funding for the proper care of all of our horses, and your help makes it possible to help more horses.
Lots of littles make one big, so please don’t feel your amount is too small!
The best way to sponsor is to avoid processing fees by setting up an automatic payment via your bank’s bill pay system.  You can also set up a monthly payment on our website via PayPal.

Learn more about Sponsoring a horse here

Visit our sponsor page to see all of our horses and their sponsors.
All of these horses are in need of full or partial sponsors.
TWITTY
Are you looking for your next equine partner?
If you’d prefer to mail a check, please make check payable to
“All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc.” and send to
2201 Francisco Dr. #140-174
El Dorado Hills, CA  95762

OTHER WAYS  TO SPONSOR and SUPPORT AAE

Sponsor our BIG event!
Donate to our live and auctions!
Sponsor a dessert for our dessert auction!
If you’d like to support our event, please contact us!
More information below
Tickets on sale
March 1, 2020

 
If you would like to sponsor this event or want more information on sponsoring, please contact BandB@allaboutequine.org

 

If you would like to donate to our live and silent auctions or want more information on donating, please contact Dani@allaboutequine.org

We’ve Extended Our Hours!

Check out our facebook page for pop-up hours and specials!

Friday thru Monday 12p to 4p

Tuesday & Thursday 2p to 6p

AAE Used Tack Store is at
4261 Sunset Lane
Shingle Springs, CA  957362

530-363-6096

If you’d like to donate tack or join the volunteer team at the store, please send us an email.
Remember to select All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc. as your charity of choice,
AmazonSmile donates to AAE with every purchase, at no cost to you!
This is a FREE and EASY way YOU can help raise funds for AAE.

VOLUNTEER NEEDS

As many of you know, we have a continuing need to expand store hours.
PILOT HILL – OLD FENCE CLEANUP
Fence cleanup day.  Help us remove old fencing and get us closer to moving some horses!
Perimeter fencing should be done in a couple days, with only tying up the loose ends.
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Work 9a to 1p
We will be pulling out old t-post fencing with a t-post puller tools (we have four), wood posts with the help of a tractor, and winding up all the old wire and stacking it where others can get to it later. The material will either go to recycle or may even be re-sold for crafting/rustic art.

Please bring: Heavy work gloves (leather), Water/Drink for yourself, Hat, Boots and long pants

We will provide: T-Post pullers, wire cutters, hammers, screw drivers, and extra gloves.

Please RSVP via email to Jean if you can help.

You are welcome to bring a family member or friend to help as long as they are over 16 yrs of age. Please let Jean know so we can be sure we have enough tools.

Any questions, please ask Jean.

TACK STORE SUPPORT
We need more help staff the store on Wednesday afternoons, 2p-6p, can you help?
We would also like to expand our daily hours.
Fri to Mon 10-12 and 2-6.  With enough help, we can split the shifts, 10a to 2p and 2p to 6p.
Likewise, Tues-Thurs, we’d like to add 10a to 2p.
If you’re interested in helping with tack store activities (e.g. cleaning donated tack, researching/pricing, organizing/merchandising, blanket/tack repairs, picking up tack donations, helping customers, sharing AAE info, admin support, and more), we need you.
Current store hours are Fri-Mon 12-4p, and recently added Tues/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 daily to weekly to monthly help cleaning and organizing, whether it’s the feed room, the meds room, the office, the tools, groundskeeping, painting shelters, monitoring the fencelines, dump runs, tree trimming, coordinating vehicle maintenance, or a zillion other things.
There’s so much that needs to be done, and we can use extra hands to help keep things looking nice and 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 (Daily 8a-12p or 3p-6p)
Used Tack Store Support, all areas (Fri – Mon, 12-4p, possibly T, W, Th 2-6p)
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!

BEAUTIFUL, OLDER, PMU MARE 48 HOURS AWAY FROM DEATH NEEDS US RIGHT NOW! WILL YOU HELP US BRING HER HOME & SAVE HER LIFE?

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

In the middle of prepping for Baby Season, we have a DROP EVERYTHING RIGHT NOW!! – EMERGENCY SAVE!!!!

This beautiful, 20 + year old mare had 48 hours to be saved. This was a mare I had to commit to based solely on Faith!! My Faith that y’all would not let this mare down and help us get her home and get her the TLC she deserves.

This poor girl was a PMU mare. For those of you who don’t know what that is, she lived her life in a stall so narrow she could not turn around. For 20 hours a day, five months out of the year. She was bred continuously so her urine could be collected to make the hormone replacement PREMARIN.

We just received word that we CAN SAVE HER & bring her home to Chilly PepperWe want to thank the rescue Central Oregon Equine for making sure she was safe until someone could be found to take her. We also want to send out a big thank you to WHOA, who will be receiving her tomorrow and getting the vetting done so we can bring her home.

As usual, we need to get her vetted, transported and home. We need to pay for her transport to WHOA tomorrow, and then get her home. She needs some groceries and to spend the rest of her life loved beyond measure.

PLEASE HELP US BRING HER HOME AND SAVE HER LIFE!

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

-You can go to gofundme 

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GOD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved

Donate to Help

ORPHAN 911 – IT’S BABY TIME – EMERGENCY SUPPLIES NEEDED NOW – BABIES DROPPING – IT’S GO TIME

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

It’s GO TIME AGAIN. 911 for baby supplies. We are already getting calls to be on stand by for the orphaned and new born foals.

As we never had a break all year, our baby supplies have dwindled and these are the lifesaving supplies we need. Thankfully Chilly Pepper has folks stepping up to help with the care of these orphaned babies, as well as pregnant mares, stallions and any other horses we can save from slaughter. CHILLY PEPPER is still incurring all expenses for our babies and horses.

OUR current emergency is being prepared for that phone call. These babies need IMMEDIATE care to have a chance at surviving in this harsh world. Many of these babies will come from Mares that have been shipped to slaughter. Others will be orphaned by deaths caused by vehicles and then there are the ones who are injured or too ill to survive alone.

Thankfully we have 3 other locations where folks will step up and help us do the actual care for these babies. TEAMWORK IS THE REASON FOR THE DREAM WORKING!

(The MOST BABIES we have gotten at once was (70 BABIES IN 2 DAYS). This was from ONE trapper in 2 days.) So we have to be ready at all locations.

WE NEED TO ORDER SUPPLIES ASAP.

Foal Lac Powder – 40# bags – $150 32 Bags (just a start) $ 4,800

▪ (This would supply milk needed for 16 babies for one month). It is a drop in the bucket, but a good start.) This is only for the milk.

▪ (This would supply milk needed for 16 babies for one month). It is a drop in the bucket, but a good start.) This is only for the milk.

Probios 4 – @ $47.99 (Valley Vet) Estimate w/o shipping $ 200

Foal Response 16 @ $12.49 Estimate w/o shipping $ 200

Equine Coli Endotox 16 @ $36.09 ” $ 578

New thermometers 4 @ $30 ” $ 120

IGG (Colostrum replacer) 20 bottles @ $105.95 $ 2,120

These are the absolute basics we use with every neonatal foal. We need more panels, shavings, meds, and the list goes on. The above is the bare minimum to be prepared for the normal neonatal babies we can expect at the beginning of the year.

These are the life saving supplies that we HAVE TO HAVE to provide the best possible chance for these babies to survive.

Please donate if you can. You can also purchase items directly and mail them to Chilly Pepper, 12965 Green Saddle Drive, # 233, Golconda, NV 89414.

We also need baby wipes, vaseline, Biosponge, vet wrap, gauze, scalpels, needles, syringes, baby blankets, gloves, and the list goes on. Saving these babies is not cheap, but it is the least we can do for them, especially the ones whose Mom’s have been shipped to slaughter.

PLEASE HELP US TODAY!

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

You can go to gofundme

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GOD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

Donate to Help

 

RIP – DANDELION. – NOW ANOTHER WILD, PREGNANT, OLDER MARE IN THE KILL PEN. YOU ARE HER LAST CHANCE! WILL YOU HELP US SAVE HER?

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

NOW WE KNOW WHO WE NEED TO SAVE!!!

Please help our beautiful SAGE stay alive to have her baby. She needs us to commit now.!

I am sharing these photos. (I just received them).
She really does exist lol). Let’s keep her in our world.

Another urgent 911 call. An older, WILD & PREGNANT MUSTANG is in the kill pen, and if we don’t get her, she has no other option. She and her unborn baby do not deserve to ship to slaughter.

Zimmerman Veterinary
1 775-623-0981 and let them know it is for “Palomino – Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang”.

Love that big booty. It belongs in a pasture, NOT on a plate.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

You can go to gofundme

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GOD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

Donate to Help

 

Announcing the 2020 Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue Cabin Fever Auction!

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The following is from Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue:

 

Dear friend of Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue,

We’d like to begin by thanking you for your past donation to one of our online Cabin Fever auctions!  The auction has become one of our most important and popular annual fundraising events, with the proceeds helping to cover the rehabilitation, medical, and nutritional needs of the mules and donkeys that are in our care.

With your support, we were able to find wonderful homes for many mules and donkeys in 2019, and to care for those who needed extensive health care and quarantine. We are off to a good start and hope to accomplish even more this year!

We are excited to announce that the 2020 Cabin Fever online auction is scheduled for the end of March, dates to be announced soon. Would you please consider again supporting the rescue with a donation of an item or service? We are hoping to offer a variety of items and want to make sure you are included! Items or services do not need to be donkey or animal related, and all add to the fun and excitement of the bidding. The value of your donation plus shipping costs is tax deductible, and we will send a receipt for your tax records.

If you are interested in donating an auction item or service this year – thank you! All you need to do is send us the following info (we need all of the seven items listed below in order to process your donation) by March 6, to: syaauction2020@gmail.com

If you have already contacted us regarding a donation– thank you also! And please make sure that we have your complete information and photo as well.

1. Item Name.
2. Item Description.
3. Image of your item for auction listing (photo, logo, business card, etc.)
4. Link to URL, if you’d like.
5. Value (include estimated shipping, please.)
6. Suggested Starting Price.
7. Contact information.

We ask that you be willing to ship your item to the winning bidder.

Your information can be sent as a reply to this email at

syaauction2020@gmail.com

If you have any questions you can also call me at 413-559-8414.

Thank you so very much for your support of our auction and the SYA rescue!

Best wishes,

Joan Gemme

Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue

 

RIP – DANDELION. – NOW ANOTHER WILD, PREGNANT, OLDER MARE IN THE KILL PEN. YOU ARE HER LAST CHANCE! WILL YOU HELP US SAVE HER?

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

With a broken heart, we had to let Dandelion go. In the midst of trying to deal with so much loss, another emergency is upon us.

Another urgent 911 call. An older, WILD & PREGNANT MUSTANG is in the kill pen, and if we don’t get her, she has no other option. She and her unborn baby do not deserve to ship to slaughter.

We need to save her now! Her time has run out and we need to raise funds for vetting, transport, etc. so we can commit to saving her life.

If we do not step up, this girl has no where to go. At this point I have not seen her, but that is not important. God put her in front of us and we need to save both of their lives. Time is of the essence and her clock is running out.

_As usual, there is never time to grieve the loss of our beautiful babies. sadly, we found out that Dandelion was born with a deadly birth defect. _

Although our beautiful Dandelion was all healed up from her coyote attack and ready to head out to her “new Moms”, she had a birth defect that ultimately was a death sentence. Thankfully she did not die a horrible death out on the range, but was surrounded by those she loved and her “mama”.,

As always, the phone rings and we received another 911. This mare and her unborn baby now have a chance, and that is YOU!. We need a “happy”. PLEASE HELP US SAVE THIS MOM AND BABY NOW!

I am honestly exhausted and my heart is in a million pieces. But that does not give me an excuse to not step up and try and save this Mama and unborn Baby. I may still need to grieve my beloved Christmas & Dandelion, but we don’t need to add more heartbreak by letting this Mama and baby ship.

On another note, the Belgian “Texas Triumph” is hanging in there. I was warned that I may go out and find he has aspirated and gotten pneumonia, or I might find him “choking” as he has what appears to be permanent damage to his throat. Both vets have warned me about the low chances he has for a long life, but we will love him and care for him as long as we can.

So we had two cases from opposite ends of the spectrum, both involving a damaged esophagus. With neither one being a candidate for surgery, it means we pray hard and keep feeding Texas Triumph his mash. At this point aside from his string halt and eating issues, he is a wonderful and very happy boy!

Zimmerman Veterinary
1 775-623-0981 and let them know it is for “Palomino – Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang”.

PLEASE LET’S “GIT ‘ER DONE” ONCE MORE and save this Mama and her unborn baby. This baby does NOT deserve to be born on the floor of a filthy slaughter truck!

Below, “Texas Triumph”, the latest edition to our Sunshine & Smiles program, (as long as he is here with us).

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

You can go to gofundme

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GOD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

Donate to Help

 

DANDELION NEEDS HELP NOW – ON THE WAY TO EMERGENCY VET

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

Matt is warming up the truck and we are heading to an emergency vet visit at Comstock with Dandelion.

Last night she choked on her grain. We rushed her to our Doc and he cleared the choke. She was resting quietly but is now showing signs that she aspirated the feed into her lungs.

Her condition is critical at best. We were quoted approximately $1000 to get her scoped, radiographs etc. She has fought so hard to overcome her wounds from the Coyote attack and was thriving.

Her enthusiasm and zest for life is what caused her to eat so fast.

PLEASE HELP US HELP HER! We are already $4000 in the hole from the last vet bills. That came out of our hay funds.

She deserves this chance after fighting so hard and overcoming her injuries.

Zimmerman Veterinary
1 775-623-0981 and let them know it is for “Palomino – Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang”.

PLEASE LET’S “GIT ‘ER DONE” ONCE MORE and save these precious lives!!!

Below, Winter and Dandelion enjoying the day.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

You can go to gofundme

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GOD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

Donate to Help

Save Your Ass Rescue Newletter

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The following is from Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue:

 

What Does It Take to Save Your Ass?

It seems as though the hot topic on donkey groups in social media is: “What do I feed my donkey?” We get asked about donkey nutrition a lot so we would like to share a little bit about what it takes to rehab donkeys and mules in need from a rescue’s perspective.

As a rule donkeys are very easy keepers because they are browsers, which means they require walking long distances for very little food. A lot of donkeys in the US are overfed, which is just as negligent if not more so than a donkey coming to us underweight. There are a large number of risks when a donkey is overweight; their liver or kidneys could fail, they could become hyperlipemic, they could founder, and/or get laminitis. It is more natural for a donkey to be thin than it is for a donkey, who is desert species, to be fat. Over the years we have had to euthanize animals due to complications from obesity. If you are reading this and thinking “oh my gosh my donkey is a chunky monkey!” don’t panic, you’re not a terrible donkey owner! We are strong believers in meeting people where they are. We can’t be upset with people who simply do not know. That’s why we are writing this and constantly trying to educate people on proper donkey welfare.

If you would like more info on getting your donkey to a healthy weight, visit https://www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/what-we-do/knowledge-and-advice/for-owners/feeding-your-donkeys The Donkey Sanctuary is great resource for donkey care!

We do all the major medical and behavioral procedures for the donkeys and mules that come in so when they get adopted they have the best possible start in their new life. When you adopt a donkey or mule from us, all the routine care has been done so the new owner doesn’t have to worry about anything besides bonding with and enjoying their new long eared friend/ friends. Secondly we do this so the new owners are aware of what they are getting into ahead of time. This is very important to us as Ann and I are animal owners ourselves, and we understand that one has to be practical when it comes to adopting a large animal into your care! It can be overwhelming for first time owners so we do our best to give them and the adoptee guidance in the right direction.

We have talked a lot about our process of taking in animals so I’ll keep it short and sweet. When we take in a new donkey or mule we let them settle in first and foremost. When we feel they are stable enough and not stressed or anxious we have our veterinarian out to give them a health check up. This includes getting their routine vaccinations, dental exam/ dental work, and if any abnormalities are found we have blood work and/or tests done.

Then we call the farrier to have their hooves trimmed and get them on a schedule for every six to eight weeks.

Since a lot of animals come to us in varying conditions, we mimic the environment, and feeding care they have been getting in their previous home, to reduce stress related issues such as colic. Once they are settled in we make a feeding plan for them depending on their condition. Typically this consists of switching them over to a mineral supplement. We use California Trace mineral Supplement, and first cut hay in slow feeder hay nets. Donkeys need to be fed small amounts, frequently.

Since we are a non-profit and are always in need of donations we believe it is important to share with our amazing supporters where your donations are going, transparency is very important to us.

This is what it costs us to take in a pair of standard donkeys from the time they arrive at the rescue until the day they are adopted. This is a generalized tally as it would be totally different for a 1200 lb. 30 year old mostly toothless draft mule! We had quite a few of those those in 2019. A pair of standard donkeys if healthy and trained, stay at the rescue an average of 3-4 months before being adopted. What do you think the total cost of their stay which includes all their routine vet work, vaccinations, dentals, health check ups, health certificates, having their blood sent out for a coggins test, worming, hay, supplements, a salt block, shavings and farrier trims, would be? This does not include emergency vet calls or medications that they may be on. For two standard size donkeys who are here for four months, the cost for us to get all of their routine care done is $1,158.08! If you’ve seen our adoption fees, you know that we do not make money from adoptions. The adoption fee helps us, yes. Our primary goal is to get the donkeys and mules healthy and happy, and making love matches between long ears and humans; which makes it all worth it.

Raise a glass and toast yourselves, you amazing ass saving supporter!

We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts, and we wish you all a wonderful new year full good health and happy brays.

Sincerely,

Hannah, Ann and the SYA Team

 

Click here to see our animals for adoption!

Hobie and Walton Update

Hobie, the once wobbly little donkey is feeling fierce and full of life as of late. If you are in the pen with him, he is sure to follow you around, right at your heels. His favorite thing to do is to is sun bathe when the sun is just right in his stall overhang, and of course, breakfast.

Walton has also been full of life lately and was allowed access to the big field to play with his next door pasture mate, Vinny. Walton took advantage of all the space and trotted the entire perimeter, and then cantered back to all of his friends. He had a blast! Where Walton once had cuts, and open festering wounds, he now has new healthy skin with little baby hairs growing in. <3

Some of things we are in always in need of to continue their healing process can be found below.

-Chopped Alfalfa
-Vitamin E (Elevate)
-Purina Senior
-Hay nets with 1&1/2 inch holes
-Shavings
-Glucosamine

Thank you all for your kind thoughts for these two amazing equines!

“We should never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world.”

-Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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TEXAS TRIUMPH NEEDS YOUR HELP!

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

 

Quick update and a great big THANK YOU to everyone who helped us with Dandelion and to get this big guy home.

Dandelion is doing very well and already has an amazing couple who will be adopting her.

Meet TEXAS TRIUMPH. This beautiful 4 year old was slated for slaughter. When I got the call I had to step up.

Sadly, (as is pretty much the norm with most of the horses we rescue) he has a life threatening condition, caused most likely by lack of care.

When I went to check on him after he arrived I saw his feed and water pouring back out his nose. Much like the 2 year old TB we rescued, he could not swallow. After nearly $3000 in vet bills for him alone, (much of that cost being for the medicine for his horrific ulcers and the infection he is fighting), we are limping along, hour by hour.

His preliminary diagnosis is Esophageal Stricture, which means his Esophagus is full of scarring which is making it extremely difficult for him to eat or drink. At this point he is on liquid mash, and although he still has food and water coming back out his nose, he has been getting some down. (We had some really great poop, which means food & water are actually getting to his stomach and everything is working well inside.)

He is not in pain as far as the feed and water, but had horrible ulcers. I believe the meds are working as far as the ulcers, but his prognosis is fragile at best. He has had days where he runs and plays, and then yesterday he didn’t eat much. He is thriving as far as getting love and attention, and all he wants to do is “hang out”.

Worse case scenario is he will be loved and cared for properly until he suffers a bad case of “choke” again or gets a deadly case of pneumonia from aspirating. Best case scenario is he will live a long and healthy life, but all the vets warned me the second option is not likely. HE NEEDS YOUR PRAYERS! He is going to be part of our “Sunshine & Smiles Program” for as long as we have him.

However, he is enjoying himself, wants to “cuddle” and is playing with everything he can find, interacting with the other horses and just being a great big, loving clown.

So now we are struggling to catch up with the vet bills, keep feeding all the kids here, and start getting ready for foaling season.

We recently got the 2 remaining stallions gelded and lots of long feet trimmed. All of this costs money and we still have 4 milk babies.

So ALL help is so appreciated. Again, THANK YOU FOR SAVING SO MANY LIVES.

If you want to donate directly to our vet, here is the information.

Zimmerman Veterinary
1 775-623-0981 and let them know it is for “Palomino – Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang”.

PLEASE LET’S “GIT ‘ER DONE” ONCE MORE and save these precious lives!!!

Below, Winter and Dandelion enjoying the day.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:

You can go to gofundme

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang,

PO Box # 233

Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GOD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

We are now part of the WIN Organization

WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_

If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.

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