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MARE HEADING TO SLAUGHTER – HELP US SAVE MOM AND BABY! WE CAN SAVE BOTH OF THEM WITH YOUR HELP!

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

We have a RARE CHANCE to save this Mama and her baby! So many times you cannot save mama.

TODAY, WITH YOUR HELP WE CAN KEEP THEM TOGETHER AND SAVE BOTH THEIR LIVES!

Time is of the essence. They were just captured so we have to commit asap to keep Mama off the slaughter truck!

PLEASE HELP NOW!

Look at her beautiful face. She so deserves to live and not be ripped away from her new little baby!

Y’ALL JUST SAVED 8 BABIES, but ALL their family shipped to slaughter.

We need to save this Mama and her baby – but we can’t do it without your support!

Thank you for saving the last 8.

Some of the latest 8 :)

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

 

URGENT 911 – IT’S GO TIME TONIGHT – BABIES, BABIES, BABIES! SHIPPER HAS THEM IN THE LOT RIGHT NOW, AND MORE COMING!

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

Another phone call – ANOTHER 911Shipper called and there are babies on the feedlot and more coming this week.(?) We need to get them asap or it will be too late.

I am packing the trailer tonight and heading out in the morning. WILL YOU HELP ME SAVE THEIR LIVES?

As I write this my heart is broken into a million pieces. Instead of Batman heading to his new home, I had to bury him. He needed surgery for his inguinal hernia. During the surgery he ruptured, and had to be euthanized. I can’t hardly breathe, but Batman would want us to keep saving as many lives as we can. He himself was one of our rescues that y’all helped save.

PLEASE HELP ME HONOR HIM BY SAVING THESE LIVES! As usual, there is no time to grieve, but we are the only chance these new babies have, so I have to stop the tears and focus on saving them.

Please donate if you can – we need transport funds, bail, money for vetting and milk and supplies. Milk and medicines have gone up substantially with the whole virus situation and we are getting hit where it hurts. We need to buy hay. No matter what is going on in the world, rescue never stops.

We need your help now to save these lives. (From the information I received, there are more expected this week.)

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

SO MANY LIVES SAVED! THANK YOU FOR MAKING IT HAPPEN! BIG MATT, TEXAS TRIUMPH, TATIANA AND BATMAN URGENT VET CARE!

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

YOU DID IT! You saved 41 babies, a gorgeous stallion, 1 pregnant mare, a possibly pregnant mare and Grandpa Gus, the aged Mule.

(Above are some fun, random pix, of some of the babies you saved; yes, there are probably a couple duplicates lol.) We had a heck of a time matching up their paperwork. Some of them are identical except for a few of the hairs on their stars.

THANK YOU to each and every one who donated, prayed or shared the information. Most of the babies have already been adopted, and we actually have folks waiting for the more to come in. (Something we seldom see.) We still have several needing surgery or specialized care and we will be adopting them out once they are deemed healthy enough to do so.

Our adoption teamed rocked these latest rescuesKari Robie, Emily Nes, Mama Mel, Danny & Danniell Dustin, and our Adoption Coordinator Helen Ardire, all came through to get these babies to their new homes. We incurred the rescue, vetting costs etc., but everyone working together is what makes this work. So THANK YOU TEAM! We could not do it alone.

However, today we need help back at the rescue in NV ! (We also need help for the Hernia surgery on one of our babies in Idaho.)

Big Matt, Texas Triumph, Tatiana and BatMan all need your help with some urgent veterinary care on Wednesday. Our colt in Idaho has his surgery the next day. He has an inguinal hernia?

We have been working on the drafts’ feet, but they are both having severe pain issues when it comes to lifting their back feet. Both of them have issues with their rear legs, Big Matt’s hocks are a mess, and we are still trying to diagnose all the issues Tex is having. If Tex stands still very long his back legs start shaking and he has trouble standing on them. (This was one of the reasons he needed to be shipped straight to slaughter and was on the “do not adopt or rescue list.”)

So after talking with Doc, they will be coming out on Wednesday and we will be getting a much better handle on both of the big guys’ feet. We were told very clearly when we rescued Big Matt that the issues with his hocks combined with his weight would be a “thing” when he needed hoof care. We have been working on his feet all along, but simply need to lay him down fully to really assess and do the complete job. (The issue with Big Matt’s hocks, feet etc. was discussed as to whether it was a reason not to keep him alive. Since he LOVES his life, the answer is obviously YES.)

Batman is getting ready to go to his new home. Wahh, sucks for me, but wonderful for him and his new family. However, he has recently developed a hernia that is continuing to get larger and larger and Doc thinks his intestines are coming out. So he needs surgery asap!

We are looking at close to $1500? on Wednesday to get Batman his surgery and the other 3 taken care of. Special needs children are not cheap, but they have all been through so much they deserve whatever care they need to have the best possible “rest of their lives”.

So please help us get them the care they need on Wednesday. If you would like to donate directly to the vet, please call Zimmerman Veterinary Clinic at 775-623-0981.

You can donate directly for milk or Texas Triumph’s grain at J & J Feed at 775-625-1200. Texas Triumph cannot eat anything but mash. He has damage to the lower muscle(s) in his esophagus. Let me tell you that boy can eat. He has lots of issues but is such a happy camper. Vet still says to be ready to walk out there someday and find him “aspirated with a possibly deadly case of pneumonia”. So we love him every day we have him.

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS DONATED MILK, WIPES & VASELINE! WE SO APPRECIATE IT, but there is no name showing who sent it when it is delivered!!

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

URGENT CALL – CLOCK IS TICKING! ELDERLY MULE 911 WE HAVE ONE CHANCE TO KEEP THIS SWEET OLD MULE FROM GOING TO SLAUGHTER!

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

The calls keep coming. Another 911, another life to save!

An urgent call to save this precious life“GRANDPA GUS” is so sad and confused. He doesn’t understand what is happening to him. Look at his sad little face.

PLEASE DONATE so we can save his life. This is time sensitive and extremely urgent. I just couldn’t bear to let him ship, so I took another leap of faith. I KNOW our Chilly Pepper family will come together to save him.

In April alone, Y’ALL HAVE SAVED 41 BABIES AND 3 ADULTS, including a gorgeous stallion shown below, and two mares, one of them a pregnant mare and the other a “gelding” who actually is a mare. So 3 adult lives and 41 babies. You ARE making a huge difference. It took a lot of funding, but y’all came through!

Today, let’s change the WHOLE WORLD FOR “GRANDPA GUS”!! He does not deserve to ship to slaughter. We are the only ones who can save him now. Please help if you can and share far and wide!

Standing by for the trappers (as usual). However, it was wonderful to be able to save the additional adults due to the fact the horses escaped the trap last week.

This gorgeous stallion (shown below) is now living in Oregon with a wonderful woman who has years of experience with the wild ones, including stallions. Y’ALL SAVED HIM!!

Most all the babies out of the first groups have been adopted, thanks to an amazing group of women.

But TODAY, WE NEED TO SAVE “GRANDPA GUS”! Remember, the clock is ticking.

THANK YOU to everyone who donated to save April’s horses. It meant everything to each and every one of them who were given a chance to be saved.

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

AHC Latest News- May 22, 2020

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The following is from the American Horse Council:

May 22, 2020
Special COVID-19 Issue

Copyright © 2020 American Horse Council

The AHC News is provided to you as a benefit of your AHC membership, and we hope you find the articles informative and useful. While the AHC does grant permission for newsletter articles to be passed on, we hope you will encourage those you are sharing the articles and information with to join the AHC so they can stay informed and up-to-date!

Permission to pass on the AHC News articles to your members, readers, or others is granted on the condition that it is forwarded in its original form or directly linked with the AHC logo and a link to the AHC website.

Don’t forget to read all the way to the bottom of the newsletter as there’s some great stuff down there.

Survey COVID-19 Economic Impact on Equine Industry
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The American Horse Council is conducting a brief survey (14 questions which take less than 10 minutes) to determine the economic impacts of COVID-19 on the equine industry. We would very much appreciate your assistance with collecting this information. The only thing you need to have handy is your total horse related income and expenses for March 2019 and March 2020 so we have some comparison.

It’s important to note that for statistical reasons we are sending this survey to a predetermined 1,000 people. Please do NOT forward this or share this survey with others as statisticians will be scaling the responses and we must preserve the sample size .This survey will close May 30, 2020, and depending on the pandemic’s length we will reissue to get up to date numbers and data.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AHCCOVID19Impact
Thank you. Be well and Be Safe. #HorseStrong

Resources for Horse Owners
https://unitedhorsecoalition.org/covid-19-resources/#horse-owners

Horse Industry, Outdoor Groups Endorse “Great American Outdoors Act of 2020”

On May 6, 2020, the American Horse Council, American Sportfishing Association, American Trails and more than 25 other members of the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) sent a letter to Congress urging lawmakers to pass the “Great American Outdoors Act” (S. 3422). The bill would not only promote outdoor activities as states begin to ease social distancing requirements, but it would also achieve key horse industry objectives such as fully funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).  S. 3422 will fully fund LWCF by investing $900 million per year for public lands, parks and trails. Serving as a “recreational package” discussed by Senate staff with members of the horse industry earlier this year, the bill would also address the nation’s public lands maintenance backlog.  Reducing the backlog in trails maintenance projects is a goal industry has fought for within the context of the “Restore Our Parks Act” (ROPA), among other vehicles.  During the past year, members of the horse industry have submitted more than 200 letters to lawmakers urging passage of individual trails bills.  The bill will also help to bolster recreation-focused business, including riding barns, as Americans seek to spend time outdoors during the months ahead.

S. 3422 is timely and will help expedite a transition to more flexible social distancing practices, including the re-opening of access to the nation’s trails. The National Park Service (NPS) is adopting a phased approach to open trails in the nation’s 62 national parks, consistent with the “Opening Up America Again Guidelines” released by the Administration on April 16.  In a statement from the Department of Interior (DOI), Secretary Bernhardt affirmed the agency’s plan to work with governors and assess the circumstances of each state, thereby initiating a “park by park” approach to reopening access.  During the week of May 9, for example, DOI announced the reopening of 16 national parks, including the Blue Ridge Parkway of North Carolina, the Grand Canyon, and the Curecanti National Recreation Area of Colorado, to name a few.  To view a list of parks included in the recent, large-scale opening, please see the following link:  https://www.doi.gov/pressreleases/case-you-missed-it-interior-continues-safely-restore-access-public-lands .  For an “A to Z” list of national parks that have re-opened, or are in the process of easing restrictions to access, please visit the following web site:  https://www.nationalparkstraveler.org/2020/05/reopening-national-park-system-whats-open.

Submitted by:  Bryan Brendle, Director of Policy & Legislative Affairs

Resources for Small Businesses
https://unitedhorsecoalition.org/covid-19-resources/#equine-businesses

SBA, Congress Roll Out Paycheck Protection Tools, Proposed Changes

While Congress debates next steps related to stimulus bills, the Administration continues to release guidance and other tools to clarify the Paycheck Protection Program’s (PPP) implementation, especially its signature “loan forgiveness” provision.  On May 15, SBA released the PPP Loan Forgiveness Application, including instructions for its completion, a “Schedule A” and related worksheet.

According to SBA, the 11-page form includes “several measures to reduce compliance burdens and simplify the process for borrowers.”  These include options for businesses “to calculate payroll costs using an alternative payroll covered period that aligns with borrowers’ regular payroll cycles” and “flexibility to include eligible payroll and non-payroll expenses paid or incurred during the eight-week period,” among other measures.  Importantly, the new form addresses some of the feedback from members of the horse industry, including “step-by-step instructions on how to perform the calculations required by the CARES Act to confirm eligibility for loan forgiveness.”

Because the “covered period” for Paycheck Protection loans begins on the date that the bank actually disburses a loan to the borrower, it’s important to track various expenses during the window outlined by the CARES Act.  To view a copy of the 11-page application and instructions, please click here: https://www.sba.gov/document/sba-form–paycheck-protection-program-loan-forgiveness-application .
Despite a congressional impasse over so-called Phase Four legislation to address the coronavirus, House and Senate lawmakers are rolling out their own bipartisan flexibility measures focusing on narrow fixes to the PPP. The House will vote next week on the “Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act” (H.R. 6886), introduced by Reps. Dean Phillips (D-MN) and Chip Roy (R-TX) on May 11.  Highlights include the following provisions, which in part reflect feedback from members of the horse industry who are navigating the program:

  • Eliminating a provision requiring 75 percent of proceeds to cover payroll expenses as a pre-condition for loan forgiveness;
  • Allowing employers to participate in payroll tax deferment and the PPP;
  • Extending re-hire deadlines beyond June 30;
  • And extending the “cover period” beyond the current eight-week timeframe, more accurately reflecting the time expected for consumer demand to gain traction and drive revenue.

To view a copy of a statement related to H.R. 6886, please see the following:
https://roy.house.gov/media/press-releases/reps-chip-roy-and-dean-phillips-release-paycheck-protection-flexibility-act .  On the other side of the Capitol, Senators Rubio (R-FL), Cardin (D-MD), Collins (R-ME) and Shaheen (D-NH) have offered the “Paycheck Protection Program Extension Act.”  This narrow bill would also provide flexibility, including extension of the loan application filing deadline from June 30, 2020 to December 31, 2020 and extension of the cover period from eight to 16 weeks of expenses.

Submitted by: Bryan Brendle, Director of Policy & Legislative Affairs

Resources for Non-Profits
https://unitedhorsecoalition.org/covid-19-resources/#equine-non-profits
Nonprofits in the Time of COVID-19

While every sector of our economy and our lives has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the nonprofit sector has taken an especially hard hit. This includes the horse industry. From breed and discipline associations to rescues and equine-assisted therapy centers, income is down, while expenses are not.

In many respects, our national breed and discipline organizations are part of the foundation of the horse world. At their core, they maintain the purity of our breeds and set the rules and standards for competition. While you might never own a purebred horse, remember that breed standards typically include conformation, helping ensure that there’s a genetic pool of strong, athletic animals for future generations. The rules they establish for competition gives everyone guidelines to follow, right down to the local level. Sure, you might not agree with everything they do, but these organizations lay the foundation upon which we all build.

What can organizations in this sector do? Ask people to renew their memberships, even if they don’t “need” it this year because they don’t plan to compete. Remind them to register their foals, and transfer registrations for horses they’ve bought or sold. Many organizations have magazines that typically rely on competitions to generate advertising. Ask your advertisers to place an ad just to highlight their horses, even if they don’t have show wins to brag about. Many times people just need to be asked or reminded – and don’t be afraid to tell them why you need their support right now.

Rescues are more obviously feeling the pinch. While money is always needed, think of other ways people can help. Depending on your state’s regulations you might not be able to have a lot of volunteers on the property, leaving you to do more of the manual labor and less time to spend in the office. Consider looking for volunteers that can help with other aspects of your operation that allow them to stay socially distanced. For example, you might find someone to help with your record-keeping or scheduling appointments. You could look for one or more people that can assist with your local promotion, from social media posts to writing and distributing press releases. Lots of people with lots of different skills are unemployed or under-employed right now and would welcome an opportunity to keep their skills sharp while helping you.

Equine-assisted therapy centers are also under the gun. Many of your riders need more hands-on assistance than can be given under social distancing rules, so your lesson volume is down yet you still have to maintain your horses. Similar to rescues, think outside the box for ways people can help, such as record-keeping and promotion. There are options for fundraising as well – for example, there’s a company that lets you design and sell t-shirts and similar apparel with no upfront inventory requirement, and they do the fulfillment as well. This helps raise funds and helps promote your program as more and more people are out and about displaying your organization’s name and artwork. For this group, staying in touch with your lesson clients is also important. Try to find the time – or a volunteer with time – to do photos or videos of your lesson horses and post them on social media or email them directly to your customers. While the smile on the child’s face won’t be quite as big as in person, they’ll still be thrilled to connect with their favorite horses. These ideas work well for regular lesson programs too!

While the world looks very different today than it did just a few months ago, we’re all learning to adjust, and eventually we’ll be much closer to the world we knew than the one we’re living in now. In the meantime, help if you can, and ask for help if you need it.

Submitted by: Molly O’Brien – Program Manager for Time to Ride

 Resources for Equine Associations

Virtual Solutions for Association Events During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The April 2020 meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) was scheduled to take place in Washington DC. But when the coronavirus pandemic made a physical gathering impossible, the organizers decided to hold the entire event online and made registration free and open to everyone. With around 1,700 people typically attending the meeting, 7,267 registered this time. Nearly every sector of the equine community host in-person, large scale meetings and expos like this, and are faced with cancellations and rescheduling. Virtual events may be the best choice for our industry during this tumultuous time.

Online meetings might lack many of the benefits of an in-person conference: conversations over dinner; face-to-face networking; fresh perspectives that can come from simply leaving one’s home ground. Regardless, as more meetings move online — a trend likely to continue even after the pandemic fades — organizations may need to accept the new virtual reality of group gatherings.  The most successful virtual conferences and meetings can seamlessly integrate speakers, technology, content, networking, and sponsors in a way that creates real impact for attendees. The interest in listening or engaging in multiple talks without leaving home has proven to be enticing to new participants, increasing engagement.

Virtual conferences might lack the intimacy of a physical gathering, but it’s still possible for attendees to connect with each other. Virtual event platforms often have a chat function allowing for real-time feedback. Some students and younger professionals might even find digital communication with industry leaders to be less intimidating than a face-to-face encounter, in addition to being less time intensive. Additionally, with the rising costs of travel and a decreasing amount of travel funding had ended opportunities for  regular travel to far-off conferences. The COVID-19 pandemic may cause more conferences in the future to adopt a ‘hybrid’ approach, with both physical and virtual attendees.
Virtual meetings have some other advantages compared with a physical one. Live talks could be paused or rewound, a useful feature for those who missed details or wanted to spend more time pondering a crucial slide. Speakers can pre-record presentations in case of scheduling conflicts. Watching talks from home can ease a bit of the pressure of attending a large conference that would require dashing from one session to another across a vast convention halls. This allows for attendance to  a wider variety of sessions than normal, for both speakers and attendees, since switching between parallel sessions can be seamless.
The pandemic continues to present interesting challenges for the equine industry and as solutions to these challenges present themselves, the American Horse Council with share them. Please contact the AHC at info@horsecouncil.org with more questions or solutions you would like shared.

Submitted by: Cliff Williamson, Director of Health & Regulatory Affairs

Membership Spotlight

With the struggles of trying to find different ways to stay engaged and active during these uncertain time of COVID-19, one organization, the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) is keeping their youth active and engaged.  The AQHA, one of the oldest members of the American Horse Council (AHC), since 1970, has over 220,000+ members and over 18,000+ American Quarter Horse Youth Association (AQHYA) members.  The AQHYA promotes leadership, competition, and other non-horse related activities for the horse loving youth and is the largest youth equine association.
AQHA will keep the AQHYA members engaged  with the help of the AHC on Monday, June 8 and Tuesday, June 9, 2020 approximately 20 youth members will join the AHC for virtual Hill visits having meetings with Reps. Ted Yoho (R-FL) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR) who championed the Preventing All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act.  AHC also reached out to Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) to participate but has not confirmed.  Another topic which may be discussed is federal funding for equine assisted therapy for veterans.
We look forward to helping the #MyWhyChallenge through Leadership Development for the Power of YOUth.  These YOUth members are our leaders of tomorrow who are willing to learn today setting the stage for a lifetime of success.

Submitted by: Lynda Majerowicz, Membership Specialist

911 URGENT – TRAPPER JUST CALLED 25-50 BABIES IN HIS TRAP! BABIES NEED YOUR HELP RIGHT NOW!

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

CHILLY PEPPER really needs your help now. Just got the call for between 25-50 BABIES!

URGENT 911 UPDATE

ANOTHER 911 CALL. Horses are in the trap right now!

We will need in around $20 – 25,000+/- to pull this rescue off. We have to pay Bail. We need to get the babies any medical treatment needed, (this last group had a baby with a fractured skull, and that was just one of the injuries). We need to get blood work, (Coggins), etc and health certs. We need to transport these babies home. We are going to need more panels and shelter as well.

The cost of milk alone will be astronomical. It takes roughly $300 worth of milk for 1 baby for one month. We are still early in the season, so they are still young and still need their milk. Multiply that by 50? That could be $10,000 – $15,000 FOR MILK ALONE!! This does not include shavings, hay, grain, meds or any of the other expenses these babies have. It is beyond go time. I am heading out the door.

PLEASE HELP NOW! I have to let the catcher know how many we can really take on. We can’t just “save them”. We have to be able to provide everything they need. I don’t want to say “NO” to even a single baby.

We need to make sure that we leave NO ONE behind. We need to save them ALL! It’s bad enough we cannot save the rest of the horses, but at least we can try and save their babies.

THANK YOU for saving the last 14. We have 5 left needing homes, and NOW we need to step up for this new batch of babies.

WHAT A MOTHER’S DAY GIFT it would be to save all of these babies. Please help if you want us to save them!! You decide how many we can save.

PLEASE help if you can! If you are not in a position to help financially, please say a prayer and share this with as many folks as you can. These lives are in danger and they still matter! Sadly, slaughter stops for no one and nothing.

Honestly, it is hard not to panic. Sometimes there aren’t as many as they think, but usually the numbers are larger by the time we get there. Can we raise enough to purchase and care for all of them? I have to go on Faith, and that is why I am heading out the door right now, even with the knowledge that we could only save a few at this point in time. But I have faith in God and I have faith in our Chilly Pepper Family. All lives Matter!

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

Thank you! You GAVE and in a BIG Way to Make it a Big DAY!

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

You GAVE in BIG Way!

We have all been so moved by your support of All About Equine this year. Through GivingTuesday and Big Day of Giving, 140 donors gave nearly $23,700 to help horses in need. We are so grateful you rose to the occasion. Your giving exceeded our expectations!With your help, we continue our work to help horses like Georgia, and sometimes their humans. Not long before COVID-19, Georgia’s family of five lost their home in a fire. After subsequent challenges with employment, rebuilding, temporary housing, and stay at home orders, they felt the best thing for Georgia would be a better life than they could give. She is scheduled for her dental next week. Her vaccines will be updated next week, and a microchip inserted. Once updated, she will be evaluated and available for adoption, soon.

We are so GRATEFUL for the love and support our community has shown AAE.

From the bottoms of our hearts,

Thank YOU!

Donate to Help

There is STILL time to GIVE!

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

We Need You!

The Sacramento Region Community Foundation’s Big Day of Giving is TODAY!! This is still time to to take part in this community grown 24 hour giving challenge. A day to GIVE where your HEART is!

The horses of AAE have our hearts and we hope they have yours too!

Make a Difference Donate Today!

Remember Taylor?

Taylor came to AAE December of 2019. Taylor was rescued from a kill pen (by a private party) in July and taken to a board/care facility.  Only thing is, it seems her rescuer forgot to go back to take care of her. She never paid for her board/care, she never had her hooves trimmed, she never had her teeth checked and she never vaccinated her.

Taylor is an older TB mare (20-ish), about 15.1 hh, and an absolute sweetheart.

Her hoof and dental care were long neglected, though her hooves looked ok from the outside.  Her hooves were long, her bars and sole were much overgrown, and it was all stuck within her hoof walls.

She had her first trim shortly after arrival, she was vaccinated and dewormed, a microchip was placed, and her teeth were floated. She has a dental condition called “Equine odontoclastic tooth resorption and hypercementosis” (EOTRH); however, radiographs indicated her teeth and jaw structure remain in relatively good, solid condition. Her tongue tends hangs out of her mouth a bit; it just adds a little more character to this sweet gal. As with all the horses at AAE, she continues her routine care is maintained while she is here

Taylor has had a tough life, and she really needs a soft landing, ideally into a companion home where she’ll be doted on and loved a lot.

Might you be her new family?

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Taylor’s story is not unique and we hope you will help us to continue to change the lives of these animals…one horse at a time!

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It’s Official, It’s Almost Here!

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

Spread the Word! Big Day of Giving officially starts at Midnight!

Spread the Word! Big Day of Giving officially starts at Midnight!

HUGE THANK YOU to our friends, donors and volunteers who have supported All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc. (AAE) as we all continue to adjust to the current circumstances. We are so THANKFUL to be a part of this giving community that continues makes a difference, even in a time of economic uncertainty.

In just a few hours we want you to partner with us as we officially start the 24 hour giving challenge known to the Sacramento region as the BIG Day of Giving!

Together during this community event lets Make a Difference and Help a Horse!

The need is always great, but during this time your support is more important than ever! Your donations assure our horses continue to receive the level of care they need and deserve.

All of our horses have a story, but only your continuing support ensures AAE can achieve our goal to help make those stories the best they can be.

We truly can’t do it without YOU!

Help a Horse this Big Day of Giving!

Did you know the Sacramento Region Community Foundation gives away prizes during the Big Day of Giving??

This Big Day of Giving every donation has a chance to make an even bigger difference with a booster prize! The Sacramento Region Community Foundation will select random donations throughout the Big Day of Giving to BOOST with some extra love! Boosts will range from $150-750! Help AAE with a BOOST! Your donation could be the one that makes an even bigger difference to the horses at AAE!

SPECIAL PROMOTION: Donate $150 or more and receive a gift certificate redeemable towards vintage AAE merchandise. Promotion ends 11:59 pm on May 7th!

Not only do we need your support, we need your help to spread the word #BDOG2020

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Here are more ways you can help!

Make a Donation Today!

SPECIAL PROMOTION: Donate $150 or more and receive a gift certificate redeemable towards vintage AAE merchandise. Promotion ends 11:59 pm on May 7th!

Become a Horse Sponsor!

Our Sponsor a Horse program is a monthly donation for a specific horse. You can sponsor at any level or any amount you choose. Choose a horse to sponsor today!

Donate Tack!

Doing some spring cleaning? Donate gently used tack to AAE’s Used Tack Store in Shingle Springs. We very much appreciate tack donations delivered to the store in sale ready condition (e.g.clean, conditioned, oiled). Please email tack@allaboutequine.org for information about donating or to schedule a delivery.

Proceeds from used tack sales helps pay for feed, veterinary expenses, and other operational needs.

Adopt a Horse!

Have you considered adopting a rescue horse? If you are interested in adopting one of our beautiful animals, please take time to complete the Adoption Inquiry Form.

Check out our current horses

Thank you for being a part of the All About Equine Animal Rescue team.

Hope you stay healthy and safe.

 

Donate today and help save a foal’s life (match expires TONIGHT!)

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

As many of you know, we’re in the midst of foaling season. That’s when pregnant mares welcome the newest additions to their families and herds to the world.

But with the excitement of welcoming a new life into the world comes risk and danger.

With AWHC volunteer fertility control darters in the field every day in Nevada’s Virginia Range, our team is often the first responder to foals in need. Working through a local coalition of organizations, orphaned and injured foals are rescued, stabilized, provided veterinary care, and nursed back to health so they can be adopted into forever homes.

For the last several years, AWHC has been proud to support the local effort through our foal rescue fund. This year, we’re providing foal rescue kits to rescue volunteers so they have everything they need to save these innocent babies’ lives. Our rescue fund also assists with veterinary bills, care and transportation of foals to sanctuary/training facilities.

This #GivingTuesdayNow I’m personally asking if you will make a matched donation of $20.20 or more to help purchase foal rescue kits and provide other support for volunteers to use in the 2020 foaling season — happening now. By donating, you double the resources available to save these precious foals.

Our foal kits are small, compact, easy to carry into the field — Because when a foal is hurt, the difference between recovery and not making it can be a matter of hours, if not minutes.

Inside each are essential emergency supplies, including but not limited to: disinfectant, colostrum (formula) and electrolytes to help stabilize the foal, bandages to cover any exposed wounds, blankets for foals in shock or for transport, and medical equipment in the event volunteers need to perform life-saving care.

These kits have all the things we need in a really organized way. We can bandage [foals] up quickly and prepare to get them to a vet ASAP. Before we had these kits, my bags were a mish-mash [of supplies]. I would have to dump everything out on the range to find what I needed, these kits make it easy and it’s really great for our entire team, especially when time is not on our side.”

– Tracy Wilson, rescue volunteer & member of AWHC fertility control team


The local volunteers work incredibly hard. And I want to ensure this foaling season that they have every resource at their disposal when crisis strikes so they can save these foals and get them the care they need to heal, recover, and find their forever homes.

That’s why, as important as it is for us to hit tonight’s fundraising goal, I am writing to you asking if you will give $20.20 or more, if you are in a position to do so, so we can keep the foal rescue kits stocked and ready to go. If you give before midnight, your impact will be doubled.

Donate (2x!)

 

UPDATE: Double your impact this weekend and help us save 3,000 wild horses (!)

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

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IT’S GO TIME – 5 BABIES IN THE FEEDLOT & MORE EXPECTED. MOMS SHIPPING TO SLAUGHTER. WE NEED HELP TO SAVE THESE BABIES!

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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.

WE ARE IN GO MODE! Sadly, we are heading into the busiest part of the year. We have 5 babies RIGHT NOW in the feedlot, and by the middle of the week there most likely will be more. We are also still on standby for the other trapper’s foals.

Understandably, (like every other rescue), our reserves have been depleted. We need to raise funds to go get these babies.

We were on standby last weekend, and luckily the horses broke out of the trap. PTL! However, he has since set up another trap and is expecting to bring in the horses. (This is the trapper that brought in 70 babies in two days, a few years ago).

PLEASE help IF YOU CAN! If you are not in a position to help financially, please say a prayer and share this with as many folks as you can. These lives are in danger and they still matter! Sadly, slaughter stops for no one and nothing.

On a happy note, we had the first baby ever born at Chilly Pepper join the family. His name is Prince Tyler and he will be a major part of our Sunshine & Smiles program. I thought his pix (above) might bring a smile, even in these changing times.

Below, Bruiser & LuLu together forever!! Ash & Tucker also went to their new home together! Great success for these 4 kids. YOU MADE IT POSSIBLE. THANK YOU!

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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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UPDATE: We’re launching a weekend of action to SAVE Wyoming’s wild horses

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

At the beginning of this week, we reached out to you about a devastating plan being proposed that represents an existential threat to Wyoming’s wild horses.

The stakes have never been higher for Wyoming’s Checkerboard wild horse herd: Over 3,000 of them could be rounded up and removed from public lands while nearly 2.5 MILLION acres of wild horse habitat could be permanently eliminated.

That’s why AWHC launched an official action center and is kicking off a weekend of action so we can do everything in our power to save these horses!

Here Are 5 Ways You Can #KeepWyomingWyld This Weekend

April 30 is the deadline to submit public comments in opposition to the Bureau of Land Management’s Wyoming Wild Horse Wipeout proposal.

That gives us less than two weeks to PROVE to the BLM that the American people oppose this devastating mustang eradication plan.

Wyoming’s tourism slogan is “Don’t Fence Me In,” and the state’s iconic wild horses symbolize that sentiment. In fact, the Pilot Butte Wild Horse Scenic Loop in the Checkerboard is promoted by the state’s tourism boards as “something you and your family will never forget because Sweetwater County’s cherished wild horses are living examples of a wide-open landscape and untamed frontier spirit.”

Incredibly, the BLM’s plan would eradicate every single wild horse from the viewing loop, fencing these symbols of the wide open West in dismal feedlots!

Write to Wyoming’s tourism boards here and ask them to join our efforts to prevent the destruction of the iconic Wyoming Checkerboard mustangs.

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon has the power to oppose and potentially change the course of the Wyoming Wild Horse Wipeout. In fact, his state is looking to purchase a large chunk of these lands from Occidental Petroleum and could designate the area as a recreational resource in which wild horses are protected.

Take part in AWHC’s national petition drive to demonstrate the immense public pressure in opposition to the eradication of Wyoming’s wild horses.

If we’re going to save these horses, then we need to get everyone involved, including our friends, family, and coworkers.

So many people who love wild horses aren’t aware of what’s at stake in Wyoming — And just a couple minutes of their time can make a difference.

  • Add a frame to your Facebook profile picture in support of Wyoming’s wild horses here
  • Change your Facebook cover photo and upload Instagram stories in support of the horses here
  • Start a Tweet storm and get people talking on Twitter about this issue here

Our legal team has been heavily involved in fighting back against attempts by the BLM and the livestock industry to round up tens of thousands of wild horses, permanently remove them from public lands, and perform dangerous sterilization surgeries on mares. We’ve been fighting the attempt to eradicate the Wyoming Checkerboard horses since 2011.

Not only have we achieved a number of important legal protections but also our legal team has scored victories in fourteen separate lawsuits filed over the last nine years!

We understand that these are difficult times and that not everyone is in a position to donate. But we are relying on donations from supporters like you to power our legal team so they can defend Wyoming, and our country’s, wild horses.

Wild horses don’t have a voice, so we need to be theirs.

Thank you for getting involved and stay safe,

American Wild Horse Campaign

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40% of Wyoming’s wild horses are in jeopardy. We need a massive show of force to save them.

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

News & Alerts

40% of Wyoming’s wild horses are at risk of being rounded up and removed from public lands.

We have two weeks to gather public comments OPPOSING this cruel and unprecedented assault on Wyoming’s cherished horses.

ACTION ALERT: Add your name here to help us STOP the Wyoming Wild Horse Wipeout and help save the Checkerboard wild horses!

The Wyoming Wild Horse Wipeout By The Numbers:

For nearly a decade, the Checkerboard wild horse population has been a top target of the powerful Rock Springs Grazing Association and the livestock industry. Now, the Bureau of Land Management is preparing to bend to their demands and deal a devastating, irreversible blow to Wyoming’s wild horses.

The scope of the proposed plan is unprecedented, and will result in the destruction of the magnificent wild horses of the Wyoming Checkerboard. If we fail to generate a massive show of force, these horses will be lost forever.

Please, help save these magnificent mustangs at a time when their survival is on the line: Add your name to oppose the Wyoming Wild Horse Wipeout →

Thank you,

American Wild Horse Campaign

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Today is a historic milestone for us and the fight to save America’s wild horses

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Today is a major milestone for us. One year ago, we signed an agreement with the State of Nevada to launch a PZP fertility control program for the famed Virginia Range wild horse herd in Nevada. It’s now the largest humane wild horse fertility control program in the world.

Our mission was to prove that there is an effective and cost-efficient way to humanely manage wild horse populations without expensive roundups, crowded holding corrals, or dangerous sterilization surgeries.

We’re proud to announce that this program hasn’t just been a success, it has exceeded all expectations. And we wanted to give you an inside look at this historic program as we expand on this work in the months ahead.

↓ Watch The Video ↓

In our program, volunteer darters deliver the safe and effective fertility control vaccine PZP remotely to wild mares on the range. The vaccine is 97% effective in preventing pregnancy and is an excellent tool to keep wild horses in balance with their environment.

And, unlike the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) $81 million-a-year roundup program, our program is cost-effective and most importantly, keeps wild horses where they belong: in the wild.

From the get-go, there were skeptics: “How do you expect to deliver fertility control in such a large wild horse population in such a vast habitat area?”

But we didn’t back down from the challenge. Our team — including our incredible volunteers — worked hard, day-in and day-out. And tens of thousands of you supported this work along the way.

Over the course of this past year, our mostly volunteer team delivered over 1,700 fertility control treatments (primers and boosters) to more than 950 mares in the 300,000-acre Virginia Range. That number represents nearly 80% of the reproductive-age mares in this roughly 3,000-horse mustang population.

The Stunning News? Our team actually OUTPERFORMED the BLM’s own program to administer fertility control!

You can read more about the program in this Reno Gazette-Journal editorial by our Director of Field Operations, Greg Hendricks.

We didn’t do this alone. This successful effort would not be possible without our village of partners and supporters — the Nevada Department of Agriculture, political and business leaders, including Governor Steve Sisolak, Assemblyman Jim Wheeler, tech company Blockchains LLC and real estate developer Lance Gilman, to local wild horse organizations, our amazing team of dedicated volunteers, and generous supporters like you.

I hope that you feel as proud as I do of this work, our team in Nevada, and what we have all achieved together.

Even as we celebrate these accomplishments, we know that this work is far from over. The BLM and the livestock industry continue to push for a multi-billion dollar plan to round up and remove more than 100,000 wild horses from public lands in the next ten years.

We’ll continue to fight back using every resource at our disposal. And, even during these difficult times for our country, we’ll work to expand our operations in Nevada — home to more than half of the nation’s remaining wild horses — to continue to show that wild horses can be managed humanely and to ensure that America’s mustangs stay wild and free.

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A hard-earned VICTORY for the Devil’s Garden Wild Horses

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Many of us have more time on our hands these days and we wanted to give you some important news and provide some interactive materials about wild horses that you and your family can utilize while staying at home.


A Hard-Earned Victory for California’s Devil’s Garden Wild Horses


Back in 2018, AWHC joined forces with the Animal Legal Defense Fund and California local advocate Carla Bowers to file a lawsuit to stop the U.S. Forest Service from selling California wild horses for slaughter. The horses in question were captured in fall 2018 from the Devil’s Garden Wild Horse Territory in northeast California’s Modoc National Forest.

We’re pleased to report that this litigation blocked the Forest Service from selling the Devil’s Garden wild horses for slaughter, giving Congress time to act.

In December, after U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, 66 members of Congress, and 22 members of the California State Legislature joined the public in opposing the slaughter plan, Congress passed legislation to prohibit the Forest Service from destroying healthy horses and selling them without limitation on slaughter.

This is the same prohibition that Congress has long imposed on the Bureau of Land Management. We’re grateful to all the AWHC supporters who donated to support our litigation, which played a critical role in securing this prohibition on slaughter of wild horses and burros under U.S. Forest Service jurisdiction.


But, the Devil’s Garden Wild Horses Still Aren’t Safe Yet (Action Alert)


In fall of 2019, the Forest Service rounded up and removed 499 more wild horses from the Devil’s Garden Wild Horse Territory. The majority of the horses have been adopted or sold, some, disturbingly, for $1 a piece. Approximately 100 wild horses — including older horses, pregnant mares and foals — remain in corrals in the Modoc National Forest.

Unlike the BLM, which has halted sales and adoptions of horses and burros during the COVID-19 crisis, the Forest Service continues to dispose of these federally-protected animals for $1 a piece. Worse, a single buyer can purchase 24 horses at a time, and the government will transport them for free, including to states as far away as Arkansas and Florida!

The Forest Service has no adequate system for vetting potential buyers or following up after horses are purchased to ensure their welfare.

By selling horses in bulk for $1 a piece and shipping them for free across the country with no safeguards to protect them from abuse and slaughter, the Forest Service is creating an avenue to sidestep Congress’ slaughter ban.

Please help us demand accountability and oversight to protect the cherished Devil’s Garden wild horses … weigh in today!


Got Questions? We Want To Answer Them!


We’ll be the first to say it: It can be difficult to stay up to speed with the complex issues affecting our nation’s wild horses and burros. With so many federal agencies, acronyms and applicable laws, it’s easy to get confused.

That’s why we’re going to break it down for you on Thursday, April 16, with the launch of our ‘Wild Horses 101’ webinar series.

We want this to be an interactive experience! Which is why we’re encouraging you to submit questions so we can address them as we tackle some of the most important topics.

Our first segment will go over the history of wild horses and how we arrived at the place we are now. We hope you’ll tune in.


And Finally, A Fun Activity For The Kids At Home


We know that many of you are juggling a number of responsibilities at home, and for those with young kids, we’re offering a way to keep them entertained!

We took a bit of inspiration from Velma Johnston, aka “Wild Horse Annie,” who was the influential wild horse advocate responsible for some of the most important wild horse protections on the books. As part of her campaign to save America’s mustangs, she organized a wildly successful children’s writing brigade that generated national support for mustangs and led to the passage of the Wild Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act.

AWHC hopes to harness that spirit again by getting kids involved in the fight to save our mustangs. A great place to start is with our official children’s activity book: it’s available completely for free and includes coloring pages, a word search, and writing prompts!

That’s our news for the week… our best wishes to you and your loved ones during this difficult time.

American Wild Horse Campaign

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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!
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