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The major corporations behind the wild horses and burros crisis

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Recently, AWHC Communications Director Grace Kuhn was on a television segment for TBS’ Full Frontal with Samantha Bee to talk about how billion-dollar corporations are major players in public lands livestock grazing …all at the expense of the American taxpayer and wild horses.

That’s right: Giant corporations actually represent the 20 largest grazing permit holders on public lands. This industry is consistently lobbying to round up and stockpile wild horses and burros so more of their livestock can graze at below market rates, thanks to tax subsidies.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t stop at ranching either. Simplot Livestock, which operates the taxpayer-funded Bruneau wild horse holding corrals in Idaho, is operated by J.R. Simplot Company, the extended family of J.R. Simplot, who until his death in 2008 was one of Forbes’  four hundred richest Americans.

It’s outrageous, and we’re grateful to Sam and her whole team for having us on to talk about this important issue. This would not have been possible without you! Will you make a contribution so we can double down on our efforts and continue getting our message out to as many folks as possible?

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In order to create public education campaigns and continue our essential work in the field, we rely almost entirely on contributions from folks like you who know the importance of protecting our wild horses and burros.

With who we’re going up against — the powerful livestock lobby — your support is always needed!

Our investigations team is continuing to dig into this program and its players, and we hope to bring to light how wild horses and burros are being eradicated from Western public lands all in the name of profit.

But we’ll need you along with us to do this! Will you contribute now to fuel our efforts?

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Thank you for your support!

The AWHC Investigations Team

Tell your senators to protect wild horses before the FY23 deadline!!

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Until the end of the month, the Senate Subcommittee on Appropriations is accepting requests from fellow senators on language they would like to see included in the Senate’s Fiscal Year 2023 spending bill. 

And at a time when the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is looking to expand its fertility control measures, securing funding dedicated to humane, in-the-wild management of our wild herds is more critical than ever: 

TELL YOUR SENATORS: PROTECT WILD HORSES

The BLM knows it needs to expand its fertility control efforts — and for the first time ever, the implementation of a robust fertility control vaccine program is being mandated by Congress. But instead of using humane fertility control vaccines to keep horses in the wild where they belong, the BLM continues to prioritize brutal — and often deadly — helicopter roundups instead.

History was made when Congress passed its FY22 omnibus spending bill that required the BLM to spend up to $11 million to implement a robust fertility control vaccine program as a humane alternative to cruel helicopter roundups. Now, we’re calling for the same language to be included in the FY23 spending bill to increase pressure on the BLM to shift toward this humane alternative to roundups!

We need your help. Will you contact your senators right now calling for humane management in the FY23 spending bill?

TAKE ACTION →

Thanks for your help, Meredith!

— AWHC Team

Chilly Pepper – Wild mare with a new baby needs your help. New Kids are here! Update on Rumors!

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

Quick Note – Happy Mother’s Day!

This beautiful Mare & Foal Pair, Belle & Blondie, and one gorgeous yearling Gabby, are officially the first on the “Wild Side” at Camp Chilly Pepper!

We now have starving GG Norma, the Mare & her weeks old foal, the yearling and so far we still have our precious Rumors.

Sadly “Rumors” is not doing well and has a horrible heart issue. She is much like Norman was, not functioning with enough oxygen and struggling to survive.

These horses need your help, and so do I, lol. Lots of special feed, vetting and transport costs are horrible right now. Please help if you can!!

Thank you as always for all the love and support. I still need help to give our precious rescues the care and love they need.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING PART OF OUR FAMILY AND FOR SAVING SO MANY LIVES!

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN HELPING SAVE THESE PRECIOUS LIVES!

Please check out our Adoption page!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/543121366934903

If anyone wants to help,

Supplies or checks can be sent to

Palomino
Chilly Pepper
19 Weonda Rd.
Goldendale, WA 98620

or

checks to PO Box 233,
Golconda NV 89414

Once again we are back and forth, so all addresses are good.

or Donations can be made at:

CashAp-$LauriArmstrong
Venmo – @Lauri-Armstrong-2

THANK YOU for everything we have received.

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/55-0882407 If you shop at Amazon, please go to this link.
Please say a prayer I have an ‘old lady” bag and this isn’t milk, and I am not gonna have a little one. I am too old and tired and thin for that!

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 GD’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_

Big Barney’s says, It’s Not Over Yet! There’s Still Time to Give Big!!

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

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You are giving big today, and we are so grateful. This is the spirit that changes lives! We are so close to our goal, with about $2000 to go, and if you give more, we’ll add another load of hay to the list!

Barney is another fan favorite. He came to AAE back in January 2019 with a bundle of issues. Barney was underweight by 250 to 300 pounds, he had respiratory issues, he had an intestinal issue, and he had some basic care needs that hadn’t been met.

He rebounded quickly. At one point, he was eating 54 pounds of pellets a day. Now, he’s a pretty easy keeper and takes in 15 to 20 pounds of pellets a day. Barney likes his girls, too. At any given moment, if you see ol’ Sierra in the pasture, Barney is usually right by her side. Poor mare, there are days you can see her thinking….”can I please just have a day to myself???”

For those that don’t know, Barney is a 23 (-ish) year old Belgian Draft Horse! He’s 17.0 hh and weighs in at nearly 1,500 pounds. His kind eye and gentle giant ways have made him a volunteer favorite. When he arrived at 20-ish, we knew he was well into his golden years, and we were lucky to have a sanctuary spot for him. Now at 23-ish, he’s upping the average life span for drafts.

Barney has a current need we are exploring. As many of you know, AAE volunteers are the eyes, ears, and voices for the horses in the program (and beyond). One day not so long ago, a very observative volunteer noticed Barney had streams of water coming out of his nostrils while he was drinking from a trough. With the help of a scope, our docs discovered his epiglottis is displaced. Unfortunately, due to a few challenges with equipment that day, we couldn’t get to the cause. We’ll know more after another scope. There are at least a couple possibilities, one is a bit easier to fix than the other. If it’s on the good side, a reasonably easy surgical procedure can help him. If not, he’s not a good candidate for the other surgery due to his age, size, and breed. So, keep your fingers crossed for a good outcome for this big guy. Your help today helps us provide care needed to give horses like Barney the best we can.

Big Day for Big Barney, right? Well, he thinks every day is a big day. For now, he and Sierra will head off for an evening stroll, leaving us with a great rear view! Love those big butts!!

Barney says thank you for helping him when his life looked so grim. You picked him up and brought him back to a good place, and he wouldn’t have found is girl, Sierra if you hadn’t. He’s cheering you on to Give Big and help him, help others. We’re so close to our goal! Help us cross that line! Donate, share the link, share his story, and share your love of horses.

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It’s not to late, you too can raise the bar by pledging matching funds now! Inspire giving and double your donation to make your impact twice as BIG! To learn more about starting your own matching funds campaign for AAE, send us an email.

 

UPDATE: More than 124 wild horses have now died at this BLM facility

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Last week, we alerted you to a highly contagious and deadly infectious disease outbreak occurring in real time at the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Cañon City holding facility in Colorado. In just the last 11 days, at least 124 wild horses have died in these holding pens — making this possibly the deadliest disease outbreak in BLM history.

Nearly 2,500 wild horses are confined in this facility and remain at risk  — please speak up for them now by calling on your members of Congress to demand an investigation into the BLM’s holding corrals.

Since we last emailed you, the BLM was able to identify the virus that has killed dozens of these cherished animals — Equine Influenza Virus (EIV) — a virus that the BLM is supposed to vaccinate wild horses and burros against once they are rounded up and removed from the wild.

The BLM reported that the 124 mustangs killed were either entirely unvaccinated or only partially-vaccinated against the deadly virus even though they had been at the facility for over 9 months. 

At the same time, an active disease outbreak is occuring at the BLM’s off range holding corrals in Wheatland, Wyoming, where a highly contagious bacterial infection that causes strangles has so far infected half of the 2,750 horses confined there.

This developing situation raises serious concerns about the conditions in the BLM’s off-range holding system where 59,749 wild horses and 862 wild burros are being held — and we deserve answers.

Please contact your members of Congress now to call for an investigation into the BLM’s off-range corrals. Also, urge them to support federal appropriations language to allocate at least $11 million of the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program budget to fertility control vaccines to keep wild horses and burros in the wild and out of holding facilities in the first place.

TAKE ACTION →

Thanks for your help.

— AWHC Team

———- Forwarded message ———
From: ACTION ALERT! via AWHC <contact@americanwildhorsecampaign.org>
Date: Wed, Apr 27, 2022 at 6:26 PM
Subject: BREAKING: Wild horses are in danger at this BLM facility
To: <meredith@luckythreeranch.com>

Since Saturday, at least 67 wild horses have died in a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) holding facility in Colorado due to an unidentified, highly contagious, and deadly infectious disease. 

More than 2,500 BLM-managed wild horses are confined to the Cañon City facility where this outbreak occurred and are at risk. You could help us speak up for them by contacting your members of Congress calling for an investigation into the BLM’s off-range corrals.

TAKE ACTION →

This is the second government holding facility to close in recent weeks due to disease outbreaks related to the intense confinement of these wild animals. 

RIGHT NOW → almost 60,000 wild horses and 862 wild burros are confined in BLM off-range holding facilities. And with plans to remove 19,000 more wild horses and burros from public lands this year, the BLM is putting thousands of these innocent animals at risk.

And  — wild horses and burros aren’t just dying from disease in these facilities. Records show that hundreds of mustangs are dying from traumatic injuries like broken necks, skull fractures, broken legs, and even evisceration from castration surgeries following capture at government facilities across the country.

These wild horses do no harm where they belong — in the wild, but our government is placing them in harm’s way by cramming them into crowded holding facilities.

We must protect the thousands of federally-protected wild horses and burros in captivity today, but Meredith, we need your voice to help them. 

Please take action to protect these cherished animals by contacting your members of Congress now to call for an investigation into the BLM’s off-range corrals. >>

TAKE ACTION →

Thanks for taking action — we’re grateful for your support.

AWHC Team

Chilly Pepper – Meet “RUMORS” – Beautiful, trampled filly rejected by Mama

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

Idaho Mission – The sorting of the Idaho horses went perfectly.

Of course there was a little excitement with some of the kids, but no one was injured and they are now being picked up by their adopters. Thank you for helping them. Us being able to bring our equipment and get them vetted meant the literal difference between adoptions or ????

BABY CALL – Phone rang last night and Cam and I jumped in the truck and headed out.

This beautiful (approximately) 2 week old filly is a tough one.

She was trampled by her band and her Mama just left her. Mama has zero interest in her so she was pulled and separated, hence the phone call.

We honestly have no idea if she will be ok, or if she has internal injuries. Hopefully it is just tenderness from bruises. (Having full size horses rushing over, and stepping on you and into you would easily leave you sore for a few days.) She has scrapes all over nearly every part of her body. Her eye was smacked and swollen and she obviously took a hard hit in her face. Her legs are severely swollen and she is exhausted and very shaky.

She is extremely fragile but oh my gosh, what a sweetheart! She needs prayers, meds and groceries. I have a call into Doc for bloodwork as soon as she can come out.

The back axle? snapped on the trailer right after we pulled in. Never a dull moment, but again, God keeps us safe!

“Great Grandma Norma” is here. No one wanted her, (she is old and starved nearly to death) and when I was asked if we would try and help her, of course I said yes.

She is in need of lots of TLC, groceries and prayers that she is Not preggers.

So appreciate the love and support. These kids are spendy to save, but God puts them in front of us for a reason! If you would like to help it would be so appreciated!

Thank you as always for all the love and support. I still need help to give our precious rescues the care and love they need.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING PART OF OUR FAMILY AND FOR SAVING SO MANY LIVES!

Please check out our Adoption page!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/543121366934903

If anyone wants to help,

Supplies or checks can be sent to

Palomino
Chilly Pepper
19 Weonda Rd.
Goldendale, WA 98620

or

checks to PO Box 233,
Golconda NV 89414

Once again we are back and forth, so all addresses are good.

or Donations can be made at:

CashAp-$LauriArmstrong
Venmo – @Lauri-Armstrong-2

THANK YOU for everything we have received.

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/55-0882407 If you shop at Amazon, please go to this link.

Please say a prayer I have an ‘old lady” bag and this isn’t milk, and I am not gonna have a little one. I am too old and tired and thin for that!

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 GD’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

 

 

Jennings says “On Your Mark, Get Ready, It’s Time to Go, Give!!”

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

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Our gratitude for your support is immense! Thank you! Your support is changing lives, one horse at a time!! Super great news, we’ve met our match, and as we write, we are more than halfway to our goal with $19,385, and we’re narrowing the gap to $25,000.

Jennings is another special horse that’s here today because of you! He’s still looking for his very special person, too. Are you his forever?

JENNINGS

Jennings is a handsome guy that came to AAE from the same distressed mustang sanctuary situation in the latter part of 2020. Like Chesney, Clare, and Teea, the sanctuary had cared for him (and many more), for about 20 years before falling on hard times. The horses were living in desert conditions. Because a big storm took out portions of perimeter fencing on the property years before, most were in their own small stalls (24′ x 24′ at most), each with a small shelter (roof only). No turn out, no attention. Because Jennings had been ridden in the past (prior to landing at the sanctuary) and was readily halterable unlike some, he got privileges. Though he was in a stall when we first met, the next time, we learned he was in a rotation of horses that roamed the property and had access to a stack of hay. Not only was on the thin side and past due for basic care, he had a sizable and uncomfortable looking growth on the side of his sheath that urgently needed veterinary attention.

Jennings is a 2005 BLM mustang. He’s goofy, he’s curious, he’s playful, and he’s a character! He’s really a big personality. Though he’d like you to think he is, he’s not the most confident guy. He also loves the girls, and he will protect his girl fiercely (whomever she is at the time). Though he’s pretty good when taken from the herd, he doesn’t much appreciate his girl being taken from the herd (for grooming, hoof care, vet exam, etc.). He really enjoys attention, but has moments of insecurity that need a handler who is a bit more experienced to understand.

From the time we first met Jennings until we picked him and the others up two weeks later, the growth had doubled in size. And from the time we got him to AAE and the vet saw him until the biopsy results results came, it had doubled again. We confirmed it was a squamous cell carcinoma, and it definitely needed to be removed. Not only was it likely painful, but it was a fly attractant extraordinaire. Fortunately, surgical removal was successful, and we were elated to know that Jennings was left with clean margins around the prior growth.

Playful, charismatic, hilarious, that’s Jennings. He’s usually easy peasy to halter, lead, farrier, trailer, etc. Saddle or bridle him, no worries. Usually. Add a rider, and he gets a little less confident, a little less “usually”. That said, we really believe with the right person, this guy can shine, and the way he defends his girls so fiercely, we think he’ll care for his person just the same, if he’s given the time, patience, and effort he so deserves. Does that sound like a match for you?

He’s so playful in the herd, and sometimes he’s really a pest. He chases, he nips, he instigates, and he raises the bar. He and Ryder have a bromance going, and he even gets our senior, bitchy-broad (oops, did I say that) Bonnie to be playful in his games. My goodness, she rears tall in her antics with this silly guy, and it’s hard to believe that she’s in her 20s, but she sure gets it goin’ and gives it back! The right home would have another horse with a similarly big personality, so their playful antics can go on…. and on … and on! You won’t be bored with this guy, that’s for sure!

Jennings is still waiting for that home of his own. If you have experience with mustangs, are looking to make a special bond, and you have another playful horse, you might be the one he’s looking for!

Jennings so appreciates the opportunity you gave him for a better life! He says it’s a BIG day, and he knows you have a lot of nonprofits to choose from. He wants to pay it forward by asking you to help us meet our goal and help other horses like him. Donate, share the link, share a story, and share your love of horses.

DONATE

Thanks to so many of you, we’ve met our match, and we are inching toward our goal of raising $25,000 by midnight tonight! We are only a little over $5,000 away, and we have just over 12 hours to go!

Your support today will help with the rising costs of hay, feed, fuel, and other operational needs. We are confident you are going to get us through the finish line however you can: donate, share, share, and share more, spread the word about AAE, and put in a good word for the work we do.

Please consider making a donation to AAE in honor of Jennings!

DONATE

It’s not to late, you too can raise the bar by pledging matching funds now! Inspire giving and double your donation to make your impact twice as BIG! To learn more about starting your own matching funds campaign for AAE, send us an email.

 

These Three Girls!

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

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As we’re settling into our new home in Pilot Hill, it seems the perfect time to reflect on some of the special horses you have helped over the years.

We are all so very thankful, incredibly grateful, and unbelievably blessed to have your support in making better the lives of so many horses!!

This beautiful trio is still looking for a home. Chesney, Clare, and Teea are so very bonded, the ideal situation is for them to move to a home where they can be together. They are mid-teens and each very unique!

CHESNEY, CLARE, and TEEA

Three red-headed mares, oh my! Chesney, Clare, and Teea came to AAE from a distressed mustang sanctuary situation in the latter part of 2020. The sanctuary had cared for these girls, and many more, for about 20 years before falling on hard times. They were living in desert conditions, each in their own small stall (24′ x 24′ at most), each with a small shelter (roof only). No turn out, no attention. They were in need of basic care, it had been deferred much too long. It was a sad sight, needless to say. Though not a lot of handling, they each wanted to trust, and they trusted enough to follow us quietly onto the trailer, as if they new it was the path that offered the hope of something better, a new beginning.

CHESNEY

Chesney was so incredibly shy and uncertain. She stood firm, but trembled. The fear in her eyes, and the quiver in her body spoke volumes, but she was willing. She allowed a slow reach below her neck and behind her ears to place a halter, then a lead. Slowly, she followed. She tried so hard to understand what was asked and then oblige.

Chesney is a 2006 BLM mustang. She got the works (e.g. dental, hoof care, vaccines, deworming, and a microchip) shortly after arriving at AAE. She’s slowly blossomed since arrival. She’s gaining confidence, and she becoming a greet you in the pasture kinda girl. Chesney still needs to grow some confidence, but she’s come a long way, and with a steady, confident person of her own by her side, she has a ton of potential. She halters, leads, and loads, though not fearlessly. She still needs some patience and reassurance.

Her hooves and body condition have improved immensely, and she’s absolutely gorgeous strutting her stuff with Teea.

CLARE

Clare was a bit more confident. She new humans were her ticket to food. That said, she had her limits, namely, anything around her hind end. Beware! We got one warning, and didn’t test her limits. That said, if we respected her hind end, she was easy peasy. Poor mare had been suffering some gnarly allergies. She had large raised scarred areas on all of her legs, like scar over scar over scar. She had a rogue hoof. It was much longer than the rest, and it sure seemed uncomfortable as it rotated outward when she walked.

Clare is also a 2006 mustang. She also got the works shortly after arrival at AAE (e.g. hoof care, dental care, vaccines, deworming, and a microchip). Her legs were treated with an antibiotic ointment long-term, and they have improved tremendously.

Clare (left) is a sassy one. She’s a mare for sure. Opinionated, strong-willed, and sweet as pie when she wants to be. She’s learning to live in a cooperative way, maybe not with all the other horses, but she’s understanding cooperation among the two-leggers is the way to go. Humor aside, she’s got a really sweet side, and she enjoys being in the company of humans, in the pasture or in a smaller space.

TEEA

Teea was such a red hot mess, a diamond in the rough. She was a pathetic sight with pancakes for front hoofs, and she, too, was so very scared. She trembled, but stood planted while introducing the halter and lead. It took a few times to assure her we meant no harm. Giving her time to understand and patience to earn her trust was enough. As the saying goes, with mustangs, slower is faster. She walked as if she had scuba flippers on her front hooves. If only we had nippers in the trailer, it would have made the long road easier. She loaded fine then, though she’s not so confident loading now.

Teea is a 2007 mustang. She too got the works shortly after arrival at AAE (e.g. hoof care, dental care, vaccines, deworming, and a microchip). Her hooves took a few trims to get them right, but she’s maintaining very well with maintenance trims now.

Teea’s confidence comes from her girls, mostly Chesney. If she loses sight of her, she loses her mind, kinda. It takes a big effort to bring her back to thinking about whats in front of her at hand. She’s getting better with time, but it’s clear, Chesney and Clare are her world. To separate them at this point would be an injustice to the bond they have. Teea is definitely most heavily bonded. With all of the space they have now, where there is one, there are three. They are looking for a home, together. Can you imagine looking out your window and seeing three beautiful redheads??? It would be the perfect ending to their time with AAE.

Chesney, Clare, and Teea are still waiting for that home of their own. If you have experience with mustangs, love the bonds you make with them, and would like to be a fabulous solution for these three big, beautiful personalities, it would be a dream come true for all of us!

No matter what, Chesney, Clare, and Teea appreciate the opportunity you gave them for a better life!

Big Day of Giving is the perfect day to honor them and other horses like them!

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Gentle reminder, a generous donor has offered to match dollar for dollar, every dollar donated, up to $5,000 for Big Day of Giving from now through midnight tomorrow, May 5! We are just over the halfway point at $2531 since the match was announced. We have just over 24 hours to meet our match!

Our goal for Big DOG is to raise $25,000 to help with the rising costs of hay, feed, fuel, and other operational needs. We are quite a ways from our goal, but we’re confident you are going to help us get there however you can: donate, share, share, or share more, spread the word about AAE, and put in a good word for the work we do.

Please consider making a donation to AAE in honor of the three redheads tomorrow for BDOG, and DOUBLE your impact.

DONATE

It’s not to late, you too can raise the bar by pledging matching funds now! Inspire giving and double your donation to make your impact twice as BIG! To learn more about starting your own matching funds campaign for AAE, send us an email.

 

Oh Danny Boy, We Love You So!

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

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As we’re settling into our new home in Pilot Hill, it seems the perfect time to reflect on some of the special horses you have helped over the years.

Another oldie but goodie is elderman, Danny! This ol’ guy is well known for his sweet demeanor and his hugs.

DANNY

Danny’s story isn’t one of neglect, abandonment, abuse, or poor care. Sadly, it’s one of human health and aging. Danny was loved beyond words. So much, his former owner considered euthanizing him rather than risk him having difficulties transitioning to a new home, ending up in a bad home, or worse, the fear of auctions and the slaughter pipeline. It was an emotional day for all when we picked Danny up and brought him home to AAE.

Danny’s owner’s health was failing, and she was unable to provide ongoing care for him any longer. He knew no other owner, as he was born to her mare. Mama rejected him for four days, and on the fifth day, Mama finally accepted him. Danny spent those four days with his surrogate mom while she held mom and made sure he was able to nurse, initially go get the colostrum he needed. It was a very rocky start, but Danny and his other mom grew a bond like no other. She trained him; she rode him; they competed together. They spent 27 years together until they had to say good bye. Fortunately, the timing was right, and Danny had special people in his life that paved the way for him to get to AAE. He arrived in 2017, and at 27, we knew Danny would spend the rest of his years with us.

You can see the pattern here! Danny loves everyone he meets, and he is very generous with his hugs. Similarly, everyone that meets Danny falls instantly in love the moment he rests his chin on their shoulder. The emotions are palpable! Everyone simply melts when he rests his head on their shoulder.

Danny is another sanctuary resident that helps teach new volunteers how to work around horses. He very much enjoys interacting with humans, and spa days getting groomed. Danny is the most kind, mellow, and affectionate horse we have known, and we are so grateful he is here.

Danny appreciates the kindness you’ve shown him and his herd mates! Big Day of Giving is the perfect day to honor Danny and other horses like him!

DONATE

A generous donor has offered to match every dollar donated for Big Day of Giving from now through May 5 up to $5,000!

Please consider making a donation to AAE in honor of Danny this week for BDOG, and you’ll DOUBLE your impact.

DONATE

You too can raise the bar by pledging matching funds now! Inspire giving and double your donation to make your impact twice as BIG! To learn more about starting your own matching funds campaign for AAE, send us an email.

Big Day of Giving is this Thursday!

You can double the impact of your donation by helping us meet our initial goal to match $5000. [Help us reach our goal of $25,000 by making an early gift anytime from now until May 4 at midnight or donate on the BIG DAY itself.

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Every gift makes a BIG difference for the horses!

Your gifts this Big Day of Giving will help the horses in so many ways including providing feed, veterinary care, and hoof and dental care. Hay prices have skyrocketed with the early weather this year. Your donations help assure we have ample funding for the care of our horses.

If you’d prefer to donate by mailing a check or via PayPal or Square, those are options, too. Send us an email, and we’ll send you the address or a link.

Big Day of Giving (BDOG) is a 24-hour online giving challenge to help AAE and other non-profits in the Sacramento area to raise funds and awareness. But you can support us on BDOG wherever you live!

There is a $15 minimum for all BDOG donations

To learn more about Big Day of Giving, visit www.bigdayofgiving.org.

DONATE

Tickets will be available next month!

Boots & Bling is AAE’s most important fundraising event of the year for our horses and horses-in-need. There are many ways to support this event!. Sponsor the event? Sponsor a table? Donate to our auctions? Can you help? Together, in many ways, we can make a difference for horses like Danny!

If you are interested in volunteering, sponsoring, or donating, please send us an email describing your interest to bootsnbling@allaboutequine.org.

Interested in volunteering at event? We are looking for volunteers to help with the Boots & Bling teams in the following areas: event planning and decor, sponsorships and auctions, ticket sales, and volunteer coordinating. We will be scheduling a planning meeting soon!

If you are interested in volunteering, sponsoring, or donating, please send us an email describing your interest to bootsnbling@allaboutequine.org.

Thank you in advance!!

Is Amigo One of Your Favorites!

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

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As we’re settling into our new home in Pilot Hill, it seems the perfect time to reflect on some of the special horses you have helped over the years. None is more special than our elderman, Amigo. At 33, he is the grand dad of all the horses enjoying their new views in Pilot Hill.

AMIGO

Amigo came to AAE with two of his pals in mid-January 2018 from a neglect situation. He weighed-in about 850 pounds, and we were told he was 29. As thin as he looks in photos, he was much thinner. His coat was thick with dead like an old shag rug that tried to hide his bony frame. He was started on a slow refeeding program, but despite efforts of a very slow introduction to food, after about a week at AAE, he had a bout of colic.

 

It felt so grim, but this ol’ guy was a warrior. Thankfully, Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center was on site quickly. It wasn’t a bad colic, but he battled through it like the survivor he is! He bounced back up to his like he’d waken from a bad dream, then never looked back. He was also covered with ticks, with a good 150 or so removed and finding more every day for several days, then more each day until they were gone.

A year or so later, he was transported to the vet for another bout with colic and was fortunately able to return home to the herd after a few days. Over the years, he’s had some ups and downs, but this old fart (yes, those that know him, know), has been the bestest gentleman ever to new volunteers learning about horses, and all of our volunteers that care for him every day, come rain, sleet or snow….and the hella hot days, too!

For a multi-tude of reasons: what he went through, his will to survive, his age, his demeanor, his kind and gentle spirit, and not last nor least, the way he acted so terrified at what must have been the first mini horse he’d ever seen, we all fell madly in love with this big oaf and felt AAE should be his last stop. He’s been a resident program/sanctuary horse since. Looking at him now, it’s hard to believe it’s the same horse!

At 33, this beautiful ol’ guy exemplifies how your support helps horses like Amigo. This old man got another chance at life when his world looked so grim. He got love, he got to live like a horse, he was treated with love, kindness, empathy, and respect.

He is an ambassador for horses to everyone that meets him. He is patient, he’s kind, and he’s one of the most trustworthy horses at AAE. He’s is a perfect reminder of how fragile yet resilient horses are. He holds no grudges for humans, even though he wasn’t treated so kind in his prior life, and he gives back so much to everyone he encounters.

Amigo is so grateful to have had your support giving him another chance.

Amigo is so grateful to have had your support. If Amigo’s story resonates with you, please consider making a donation to AAE in honor of Amigo on the Big Day of Giving May 5, if you can. If you don’t want to wait, you can give now.

If his story inspires you to do more, please share his story and how you help horses like Amigo.

You can raise the bar by pledging matching funds now! Inspire giving and double your donation to make your impact twice as BIG!

DONATE

Chilly Pepper – Great Grandma “Norma” – Will you Help her?

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

Another emergency in the middle of “vetting the 46”.

I have been asked to give “GG Norma”, a chance. At the very least she deserves the best feed, love and care until she crosses over. However, even though two vet’s looked at her and didn’t give her much hope, she is telling a different story.

Her eyes are bright and she is alert and curious and says “PLEASE don’t quit on me!”

Will you help me give her the best love and care for whatever time she has left?

We are due for a Miracle, and I’m hoping you will help me give her a chance.

We have spent over $1400 on fuel so far but are all set up and ready to go. Hauling the squeeze from NV and moving horses is a large endeavor, but these amazing horses will have safe places to land because of it.

PLEASE HELP “Great Grandma NORMA”!

Thank you as always for all the love and support. I still need help to give our precious rescues the care and love they need. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING PART OF OUR FAMILY AND FOR SAVING SO MANY LIVES!

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN HELPING SAVE THESE PRECIOUS LIVES!

Please check out our Adoption page!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/543121366934903

If anyone wants to help,

Supplies or checks can be sent to

Palomino
Chilly Pepper
19 Weonda Rd.
Goldendale, WA 98620

or

checks to PO Box 233,
Golconda NV 89414

Once again we are back and forth, so all addresses are good.

or Donations can be made at:

CashAp-$LauriArmstrong
Venmo – @Lauri-Armstrong-2

THANK YOU for everything we have received.

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/55-0882407 If you shop at Amazon, please go to this link.

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 GD’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

Chilly Pepper – URGENT 911 – 46 Lives at Stake – Can we turn heartbreak into inspiration and help the 46?

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

My heart is shattered as I write this. Although he fought valiantly and beat all the odds, our beautiful Norman is running free in heaven with his Mama. Sadly, Norman’s lungs were permanently damaged and he let me know when it was time to go. He was having seizures and was so weak he couldn’t always get up. His knees were buckling over and although his heart was pounding constantly and Doc said it sounded like he was trying to breathe through a straw, he was a happy, playful little boy.

Doc and I both knew it was coming, but that doesn’t lessen the devastation. She said he picked the right time. He was starting to suffer and that wasn’t fair. That little man lived and loved so fully in his short little life. Thank you for giving him that precious time.

So now IN HONOR OF NORMANI want to answer the 911 call I received yesterday. The horses shown are part of one of the worst neglect cases in Idaho. My rescue is not handling the rescue per say; due to the fact that we specialize in wild or unhandled horses, and our success in safely sorting, without injury, the 907 wild ones in South Dakota, I have been asked to come in as a consultant and help get the remaining 46 their Coggins so they can be picked up by their adopters.

This is the 2nd and LAST attempt to get their blood pulled. – WITHOUT COGGINS AND HEALTH CERTS, THEY CANNOT BE ADOPTED and we know what that means. Their lives literally depend on us getting this done!

We need approximately $5000 for this. We have to pull 2 trailers from NV, go to WA, then to Idaho, then back to WA. We are bringing the right equipment to insure this is doable. Fuel is going to be close to $1400? for the two rigs. I have to pay my crew and the folks back home watching the horses in NV. We are also going to be on this project for possibly 5 days, if not more.

Thank you as always for all the love and support. I still need help to give our precious rescues the care and love they need. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING PART OF OUR FAMILY AND FOR SAVING SO MANY LIVES!

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN HELPING SAVE THESE PRECIOUS LIVES!

Please check out our Adoption page!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/543121366934903

If anyone wants to help,

Supplies or checks can be sent to

Palomino
Chilly Pepper
19 Weonda Rd.
Goldendale, WA 98620

or

checks to PO Box 233,
Golconda NV 89414

Once again we are back and forth, so all addresses are good.

or Donations can be made at:

CashAp-$LauriArmstrong
Venmo – @Lauri-Armstrong-2

THANK YOU for everything we have received.

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/55-0882407 If you shop at Amazon, please go to this link.

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 GD’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

 

Chilly Pepper – QUICK UPDATE – Tessa and Norman still need your help!

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

Hi,

Tessa is home safe. Thank you!! That was the easy part, “saving her from the slaughter truck” and transporting her to safety. However, now the real work and expenses begin.

Tessa is in much worse shape than we thought. She needs to gain at least a few hundred pounds, will need vet care for her teeth and serious farrier care. Her feet are horrific and she barely has her front right hoof at all. Her coat is rough and she is sad and was extremely depressed. However, she and Honey Bandit seem to have fallen in love across the road. So now we are already seeing less depression. PTL!

Hay prices are through the roof and it is imperative that I order more asap. It is about $7500 + to get a semi load of hay right now. We have a lot of special needs guys that love to eat.

Norman is still with us, although not doing so well. He looks PERFECT, is gorgeous and growing like crazy. Sadly, his lungs are not keeping up and it is causing his little heart to beat at an extremely high rate. He had a very bad seizure when I was leading him into the stall. He needs a miracle. The next step is x-rays to see how much damage he has in his lungs. His knees are always wobbling, he is shaky from the lack of oxygen, HOWEVER, inside his oxygen deprived body is a FIERCE little stallion, full of life and love.

Please say a prayer and if you’d like to help with his vet bill at Goldendale Veterinary Clinic, you can call 509-773-0369.

Thank you as always for all the love and support. I still need help to give our precious rescues the care and love they need. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING PART OF OUR FAMILY AND FOR SAVING SO MANY LIVES!

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN HELPING SAVE THESE PRECIOUS LIVES!

Please check out our Adoption page!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/543121366934903

If anyone wants to help,

Supplies or checks can be sent to

Palomino
Chilly Pepper
19 Weonda Rd.
Goldendale, WA 98620

or

checks to PO Box 233,
Golconda NV 89414

Once again we are back and forth, so all addresses are good.

or Donations can be made at:

CashAp-$LauriArmstrong
Venmo – @Lauri-Armstrong-2

THANK YOU for everything we have received.

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/55-0882407 If you shop at Amazon, please go to this link.

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 GD’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

help us stop helicopter roundups >>

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

On April 26, 2022, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a legally-mandated meeting on the use of helicopters and other motorized vehicles in wild horse and burro management. These meetings provide an important opportunity for public input into the BLM’s inhumane and costly wild horse and burro management program.

Before the meeting, would you please take a moment to send an email to the BLM expressing your concerns about the use of helicopters to round up and remove America’s wild horses?

Just yesterday, the BLM released its 2022 wild horse and burro population numbers showing a mere 4,000-animal reduction in the on-range population despite the agency’s removal and stockpiling of more than 13,000 wild horses and burros from the wild in 2021.

Why? Because roundups are not only inhumane, they also don’t work.

We’ve been saying it all along: the BLM must listen to the National Academy of Sciences, which clearly stated that the BLM’s helicopter management approach is “facilitating high rates of population growth on the range.” For 50 years, the agency has used this cruel and unsustainable method that has resulted in mass deaths and injuries during the operations, the highest number of wild horses in history in off-range holding facilities, and a price tag approaching $1 billion just since 2018. 

Please take one moment to voice your opposition to the use of helicopters to manage the West’s wild horse and burro herds.

The meeting will be held virtually on April 26, 2022, from 3 to 5 p.m. MT using Zoom video conferencing and live-streamed at BLM.gov/live. You will also have the ability to provide comments during the virtual public hearing, though you must register in advance by April 25.

Thank you for speaking up for our wild herds,

The AWHC Team

Celebrating 3 years of our PZP Program on Nevada’s Virginia Range!

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Chilly Pepper – 911 for Older Draft Mare – Shipping TODAY! Will you help save her?

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

Meet “Tessa

Tessa is a special mare. She is in pretty rough shape as you can see, and her poor hoofers are horrible. But if you look at that face, well there is something special..

God keeps putting her in front of me, so I know I am supposed to save her.

She is scheduled to load on the trailer this afternoon, on that horrific trip to slaughter. So once again I have to decide if she lives or dies based on Faith. I truly believe that we are supposed to save her. Just look at those beautiful eyes. She is asking us to save her!

Will you please help me save this beautiful old girl?

Norman says THANK YOU SO MUCH! He celebrated his 3 week old birthday yesterday. He is still struggling with multiple issues but every day he survives gives him that much more strength. Please keep him in your prayers!

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN HELPING SAVE THESE PRECIOUS LIVES!

Please check out our Adoption page!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/543121366934903

If anyone wants to help,

Supplies or checks can be sent to

Palomino
Chilly Pepper
19 Weonda Rd.
Goldendale, WA 98620

or

checks to PO Box 233,
Golconda NV 89414

Once again we are back and forth, so all addresses are good.

or Donations can be made at:

CashAp-$LauriArmstrong
Venmo – @Lauri-Armstrong-2

THANK YOU for everything we have received.

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/55-0882407 If you shop at Amazon, please go to this link.

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 GD’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

Archer’s April Foals Day story:

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Happy April Foals Day!

Foals have some of the most inspiring and heartwarming stories from the range. Archer is no different.

Archer’s story starts when he became an orphan after his mother was hit and died on a Nevada highway. AWHC volunteers watched as the family mourned the loss of one of their own, paying close attention to little Archer, who was now all alone.

But he wouldn’t remain so for long — another mare named Legacy quickly brought Archer into the foal-d! Just days after the accident, we were amazed to see Archer nursing alongside Legacy’s own colt, Tatonka, as though he’d been there from the very beginning.

SUPPORT FOALS LIKE ARCHER

Overnight, the three became a loving family, and we saw Archer’s story come foal circle. They are still together today!

Though we were pleased to see Archer so well-taken care of, not every foal is lucky enough to meet a mare like Legacy. As babies, foals are uniquely vulnerable, and can require rescue. Here at AWHC, we partner with local rescue organizations in Nevada to fuel their work as they care for orphaned or abandoned foals.

Your support enables us to help these organizations fund the veterinary care and shelter they need to make sure no foal is left behind.

Will you give any amount today to our Foal Rescue Fund so we can keep up our partnerships and ensure that all foals are able to find a happy and healthy home?

Fillies and colts are some of the sweetest horses you’ll ever meet, but because of circumstances out of their control, their lives can sometimes be filled with loss. We don’t think any foal deserves to be hungry and alone, and are foal-ly dedicated to protecting them, in the wild and in rescue. Can you help fuel this important work on April Foals Day with a donation to our Foal Rescue Fund today?

FUEL OUR RESCUE FUND

Thanks for your support! We appreciate it an aw-foal lot!

— AWHC Team

ACT NOW: Keep wild burros OUT of the skin trade

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has grounded its helicopters for foaling season, but unfortunately this break only applies to our nation’s wild horses. The agency has turned its focus to wild burros and over 2,000 are in the agency’s crosshairs.

The BLM continues to press on with an aggressive plan to remove at least 19,000 wild horses and burros from federal lands this year. And since burros do not have a designated birthing season in the same way that wild horses do, the BLM plans to continue on with its round-ups, targeting thousands of burros for removal starting in just a few short weeks.

The repercussions for captured wild burros are especially devastating. The increasing number of BLM-branded burros that are arriving in kill pens and livestock auctions has raised serious concerns about burros being exported for slaughter. Some may even become victims of the donkey skin trade for the production of ejiao, medicinal gelatin that is made from boiling the hides of these animals.

Each year, millions of donkeys are brutally slaughtered for the production of ejiao. The donkey skin trade is now decimating global donkey populations — and every federally protected burro at a slaughter auction could be in danger of entering that trade.

We have a chance to stop this pipeline in its tracks. The Ejiao Act (H.R. 5203), has been introduced in the House of Representatives and would ban the knowing sale or transportation of ejiao made using donkey skin, or products containing ejiao made using donkey skin, in interstate or foreign commerce.

Will you contact your elected officials and ask them to sign on in support of this important bill?

TAKE ACTION

The BLM’s increasingly aggressive roundup strategies are putting more wild horses and burros in holding every year. And the agency’s Adoption Incentive Program (AIP) is funneling unseen numbers of these federally protected animals into the slaughter pipeline.

This isn’t an isolated issue — we’re seeing an uptick in the number of burros dumped in kill pens across the country that’s consistent with the start of the AIP and the increase in demand for ejiao too.

We need you to stand up for America’s wild burros. Will you contact your representatives and ask that they co-sponsor and support the Ejiao Act (H.R. 5203) today?

Thanks for your support,

AWHC Team

Chilly Pepper – NORMAN UPDATE – Norman is still fighting for his life – Will you help him?

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

Norman is a miracle so far. He survived the deadly Colostrum and received 2 blood transfusions, but is far from out of the woods.

Thank you to everyone who made that possibleHowever, it looks like he is taking a turn for the worse. He still has pneumonia and heart issues, but his urine is once again showing extreme issues, and he could be starting to shut down.

He is on different antibiotics at this time, but obviously something else is needed to save him.

He needs to go back to Goldendale Veterinary to get updated blood tests.

I need to pay the $1500 +/- that we already incurred for the Plasma transfusion, the blood work for Ms. Kisses and Kimmy, and the Coggins etc.

If you would like to help me get Norman the blood tests he so needs to give him a chance to recover, please help us now. He is feeling worse today.

Thank you for helping us help him.

Goldendale Veterinary – 1-509-773-0369

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN HELPING SAVE THESE PRECIOUS LIVES!

Please check out our Adoption page!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/543121366934903

If anyone wants to help,

Supplies or checks can be sent to

Palomino
Chilly Pepper
19 Weonda Rd.
Goldendale, WA 98620

or

checks to PO Box 233,
Golconda NV 89414

Once again we are back and forth, so all addresses are good.

or Donations can be made at:

CashAp-$LauriArmstrong
Venmo – @Lauri-Armstrong-2

THANK YOU for everything we have received.

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/55-0882407 If you shop at Amazon, please go to this link.

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 GD’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

Introducing…

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

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INTRODUCING…

Thank you to everyone who participated in our name auction last week!

The winning bid was made by Nick C. and he picked the name Ballerini (after Kelsea Ballerini) and it fits her perfectly. Thanks, Nick!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram if you don’t already. We will be sharing many videos and photos of this adorable lady, for sure.

Ballerini’s Story

In June 2021, we took in two reported pregnant mares as part of a nearby animal services case involving multiple animals. Shortly after arrival, our vet came for exams and ultrasounds. One showed a foal, the other did not. Dr. Stolba estimated mom-to-be was three to four months along, which meant baby was due in February or March. Fast-forward to February 22, 2022 (2/22/22), and mama gave birth to a beautiful filly!

Baby girl is healthy and so is mom. Mom has great maternal instincts, and she is the protector extraordinaire. They have bonded well, and they are doing great.

Meet Our Newest Mare

At the end of February, we were contacted by a nearby animal control who needed assistance with a skinny mare. No one had any background on her. We were told the man who had her had rescued her a few months before, but he had cancer and was unable to afford veterinary care because of his own health care costs.

When we arrived to pick her up, we met a very sad, very emaciated older gal. She had a nasty smelling discharge from her right nostril and below her right eye was a large crusty patch. Her teeth needed attention, too. Though her condition was quite grim, she was so kind and forgiving.

Based on the nasal and eye discharge and odor, we suspected she had either a tooth infection or sinus infection, or both. We also found a lip tattoo, but it wasn’t entirely legible. If we’ve guessed right, she was born in Minnesota in ‘98, never raced, and she’s registered as Timber Buck’s Luv.

She is a luv! She loaded into the trailer readily, she traveled well, and she unloaded calmly. She handles easily, too. She was immediately placed in quarantine as we always do with new intakes. The sweet gal was vet checked shortly after arrival, blood was drawn, sinus/tooth infection confirmed, and antibiotics started. This luv needs to gain some weight and stabilize a bit before she can be sedated to have her teeth checked/floated, radiographs, and possible nasal scope.

Despite her past, she’s a beautiful girl, and we look forward to seeing her blossom.

If you’d like to help us give her a happier and healthier life, please consider making a donation on her behalf.

 

 

 

Donate

Important information on the recent outbreak of

Equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHM) in California

If you haven’t heard, there has been an outbreak of Equine Herpes Virus-1 (EHV-1) and Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM, which is EHV-1 infection with neurological signs) in California.

If you have horses, are around horses, and/or volunteer at AAE, it’s important to understand how EHV can be transmitted and how to prevent the disease from spreading. See the following information shared from Loomis Basin Equine Medical Centers FB page:

Equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHM) has been detected in multiple horses in several counties in California since February.

Equine herpesvirus causes respiratory disease, abortion, neonatal death, and the neurological disease EHM. It spreads in aerosolized secretions, by direct contact, and by contact with surfaces containing infected secretions. Shedding of the virus generally occurs for 7-10 days.

Horse owners must immediately isolate any horses exhibiting neurologic signs and consult their veterinarian; EHM has mandatory State reporting requirements. Owners must practice good biosecurity when they move horses in emergency situations or for veterinary care; avoid other horses and don’t share tack/equipment that hasn’t been properly cleaned and disinfected, including farrier and veterinary equipment.

Additional information on EHM, including updates on current EHV-1 cases and a map of affected areas, please visit the CA Animal Health Branch webpage. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your vet.

Source: Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center

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