The following is from All About Equine Rescue:
It’s time for our favorite holiday tradition! As we count down to 2024, join us every day this month as we share stories from the barn that show how your support has helped horses this year and every year.
Without further ado, our first story…
AAE welcomed Allie and several other horses from a distressed mustang sanctuary in 2020. Allie is still here waiting for her forever home!
Allie is a very senior mustang mare (est DOB 2000) who lived in a small paddock in captivity for many years. Her basic care had been neglected after long time sanctuary operators fell into poor health.
When she arrived, Allie was thin, and her hooves were long. She had a mass over her left ribcage from an old recurrent cyst and scars on her hind legs from a previous skin issue. They tried to remove the cyst three times, but it was persistent and kept returning.
Allie was very untrusting and evasive with humans, but she tried hard to understand what was asked. She has warmed up to humans over the years, and she enjoys grooming, but she is still unsure and unconfident, at times. Her hind legs are sensitive to the touch because of her scars, and she still needs to be sedated for hind hoof trims. She’s also very defensive/protective of any touch around the cyst area. In consultation with our vet, we decided not to pursue another attempt to remove the cyst because of her age, her trust issues, and the recurrent nature of the cyst. There appears to be a lot of adhesions to her ribcage, and it would be a difficult process, unlikely to succeed. As far as we know, she was never started under saddle, and with the cyst, that is not an option now.
This beautiful gal is still available for adoption, waiting for her special person to give her a chance at love. Because of her age, low confidence level, and the cyst, Allie is looking for a sanctuary home as a non-riding companion. At the prior sanctuary, she had a special person that she trusted, and we hope she can find that kinship again. We think with the right person and consistent TLC, Allie will open up again to form an incredible forever bond. Ideally she’d have open space with an equine friend, too, of course, because she is happiest when she’s with other horses. Can you show her the love she needs in her final years?
If you think you may be a good fit for her, submit an adoption inquiry to start the process.
Our goal is to raise at least $35,000 this holiday season to jump start our funding for the new year and make sure 2024 is merry & bright for horses-in-need.
Like you, we have felt the pressure of the changing economy. Hay, fuel, supplies, and other care costs have increased substantially. The effects are compounded for nonprofits across the country, as many of us have seen a decrease in overall donations. Rising costs and fewer donations are stretching us thin, impacting our ability to serve the number of horses we typically serve. We’ll scale back as we need. We need your support more than ever.
On average, it costs about $8 per horse each day for feed and health care for the horses at AAE. Expenses add up quickly when caring for 50+/- horses and other animals, including costs for basic care, diagnostics, treatments, medications, surgery, and emergency care, when needed.
We know your lives have been impacted, too, we’re all in this together. If you’re able, please consider making a year end donation to support this life-saving work and make it possible to help more horses-in-need.
Expenses can add up quickly, but your donations can, too! If every one of our followers made a $5 donation, we could surpass our goal by thousands.
You can help make similar stories to share next year by donating today. Any amount is very much appreciated, and it makes a big difference for the horses.
Ways to Give This Holiday Season
(1) Set up a bill with your bank for a one-time (or recurring) donation
(2) Mail a check to:
All About Equine Animal Rescue
2201 Francisco Drive #140-174
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
(3) Drop off your donation at:
AAE Used Tack Store
4050 Durock Road #6
Shingle Springs, CA 95682
(4) Donate online using a credit card, Venmo, or PayPal by clicking here or any of the red “Donate” buttons
(5) Text GT4AAE to 53-555
(6) Venmo your donation to @allaboutequine