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VERY SHORT UPDATE – TODAY’S URGENT 911 – EMERGENCY CALL FOR STARVING OLD MAN AND ANOTHER BABY WITH A BROKEN LEG!

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

ANOTHER 911! — They are truly never ending.

This beautiful old man is emaciated and needs our help today!!!

I am running on Faith, but I have to tell them yes. He does not deserve the alternative.

ANOTHER CALL for a privately owned baby (yearling) with an obviously broken leg. She is suffering horriblyI need to get her asap so she can be humanely euthanized.

RIP – Reba Emergency vet visit yesterday. Our beautiful Reba turned septic and her pneumonia was so bad she couldn’t breathe. This happened in 2 days and Doc said she had Failure of Passive Transfer. (Not enough colostrum from Mom and too late to do anything about it.) She had been under vet supervision and was on antibiotics, but without the immunities there is no chance.

RIP – Fidelity – Her swollen ankle was broken. The ONLY humane thing for her was to end her suffering. My babies aren’t even buried and we have new, living, suffering emergencies. So I can’t shut down, I have to keep going and cry later.

I am beyond devastated. This year has been horrible for these babies. All I can do is pray for strength and that folks step up and make it possible to save every one we can.

Thank you for being there for these precious souls.

We so appreciate ALL YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT! There are more babies coming and it looks like the year is going to be brutal. I cannot do this without you. Please say a prayer and let’s keep saving lives! It’s up to you!

If you would like to help with our ongoing vet bills,

HARRAH VETERINARY 509 848-2943
GOLDENDALE VET CLINIC 509 773-0369

If you would like to order FOAL LAC & send milk, (Or baby wipes, vaseline, gloves, Foal Response, Foal Lac Pellets, syringes, Probios etc.)

Send to CHILLY PEPPER,

C/O MELODY LEBEAU

1630 Pumphouse Rd

Toppenish, WA 98948

509-985-8214
CashAp-$LauriArmstrong
Venmo – @Lauri-Armstrong-2
Paypal-Palomino@chillypepper.org

THANK YOU for everything we have received. **

This is the link to our Chilly Pepper’s Wild Horse & Orphan Foal Adoption Page, where you can see the progress and new lives of the horses YOU HAVE HELPED SAVED! (I can’t believe I didn’t do this years ago, but it is so fun to see the horses, babies and critters that are enjoying and thriving in their new lives.)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/364129998164107/

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

 

HELICOPTER ROUNDUPS: Less than a month away (!!)

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

As I write this, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is rounding up wild burros in California. Next month, the official roundup season begins in full force. In the middle of July, Utah’s Onaqui herd will be targeted.

For these wild horses and burros, the dust never settles.

As you know, a huge part of our work involves observing and documenting as many roundups as we can. We do this to hold the agencies and government contractors accountable for their often inhumane actions. And, we report to the public what happens at each roundup on public land, so you’re informed.

Help fuel our programs. Please donate $30 today, and help us work to make roundups a thing of the past!

DONATE

But, we’re doing far more than just documenting. We’re fully engaged on the ground and working to ensure that cruel roundups are minimized — and ideally eliminated — in the future.

  • We’re working in Congress to ensure that protective language is being submitted that would give funds to in-the-wild management to begin the shift away from removals.
  • In Onaqui, we have submitted a scientific plan for the humane management of the beloved horses that would leave them wild.
  • We are working with a prestigious University on a rulemaking petition to make violations of the BLM’s animal welfare standards enforceable by law.
  • We are proving humane management can work to keep wild horses wild through the world’s largest fertility control program for mustangs in Nevada.

We need all hands on deck, Erica, because the Biden Administration just released the next fiscal year’s budget, and it includes a $36.8 million increase for the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program. The new proposal also continues the Trump Administration’s accelerated roundup plan that could remove nearly 90,000 wild horses and burros from their homes over just the next five years!

We’re pulling out all the stops. We’re using our legal, legislative, scientific and grassroots resources to do everything we can to halt this inhumane and antiquated population control tactic. Can you make a $30 donation today to help us have the resources necessary to continue our efforts?

DONATE

Thank you for your support,
Suzanne Roy

Executive Director
American Wild Horse Campaign

ICYMI: Over 30 members of Congress have called on the BLM to suspend its’ AIP!

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

We wanted to make sure you heard about this exciting update:

Over the last week, 30+ members of Congress have called on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to suspend an adoption program that’s sending wild horses and burros to slaughter. 

SIGN ON NOW TO DEMAND THE BLM HALT THE AIP >>


The recent groundbreaking New York Times report — prompted by an AWHC investigation of the BLM’s Adoption Incentive Program (AIP) — has led to national awareness about the plight of wild horses and burros, and has received significant attention from legislators on Capitol Hill.

Late last week, in a letter directed to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (CA) called on the Interior Department to immediately suspend the BLM’s AIP and conduct a thorough investigation into the program that’s become a pipeline to slaughter for untold numbers of federally-protected wild horses and burros.

On Wednesday, U.S. Reps. Earl Blumenauer, Dina Titus, Steve Cohen, Jan Schakowsky, and Mike Quigley along with 25 of their House colleagues sent a similar letter to Secretary Haaland, asking that the AIP be suspended and calling for the passage of the Save America’s Forgotten Equines (SAFE) Act to protect all American horses from slaughter.

Thanks to your support and the buzz surrounding the New York Times article, significant action is being taken to protect America’s wild horses and burros! But Erica, we can’t stop now. Can you sign our petition and join Congress in demanding that the BLM halt the Adoption Incentive Program that’s sending wild horses and burros to slaughter?

SIGN THE PETITION

 
In coordination with our rescue partners, Evanescent Mustang Rescue, Skydog Sanctuary, and Black Hills Sanctuary, AWHC spent significant time searching for and accumulating tangible evidence to document the connection between the BLM’s AIP and the uptick in cherished wild horses and burros in slaughter auctions across the country — all leading to the New York Times exposé. 
We’re working with Senator Feinstein, Reps. Titus and Cohen, and many other members of Congress to put a halt to the AIP, pass federal legislation to help keep wild horses in the wild, and we’re fighting back against a dangerous bill that would strip away federal protections for wild horses and burros by allowing the BLM to trade away their habitats to states.

Erica, we’re doing everything we can to preserve and protect wild horse and burro herds across the U.S. Can you join us in our efforts by signing our petition and demanding that the BLM put an end to its disastrous Adoption Incentive Program?

SIGN THE PETITION

 
Thank you,
AWHC Team

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Attention young horse lovers: Spirit Untamed premieres in theatres TOMORROW — and all of us here at AWHC are SO excited for this film’s debut!

In case you have yet to hear about the movie, it features a young girl named Lucky who moves to a new town where she befriends a wild mustang. Now, Lucky and her new friends must save a wild herd of mustangs from wranglers.

Not only is it great to see a movie that aligns so closely with our mission of protecting wild horses making it’s national debut — it’s also an amazing opportunity to inspire a younger generation of wild horse lovers!

If you want to check out the trailer ahead of tomorrow’s premiere, click here! And if you can, consider making a donation to support AWHC’s work in the field, in court, and on the Hill to protect America’s wild horses and burros.

It’s so important that the wild horse and burro issue is brought to the forefront. Just last week, the Biden Administration released its proposed budget for next fiscal year, and it included an increase of $36.8 million for the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Program — which could remove nearly 90,000 wild horses and burros from their homes on public lands.

You can bet we’re doing everything we can to fight back against this proposal, but one of the best ways to protect wild horses and burros in the years to come is to spread awareness around the issue!

If you’re eager to see Spirit Untamed or you want to help us further our efforts to protect wild horses and burros, click here to watch the trailer and then donate $25 to AWHC today!

DONATE & WATCH >>

Thank you,

American Wild Horse Campaign

BABIES KEEP COMING – 20 & ON STANDBY FOR MORE – CHILLY PEPPER NEEDS YOUR HELP NOW!

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

Hi all,

(Seeing the pix is hard, but it’s a thousand times worse having to clean them out and take care of them. This is what I deal with every single day. It is horrible having to hurt them to help them. This is my reality.) It is heartbreaking.

As I write this, I have already been called for more horses…..

This is a very difficult update for me to write. Since that last group, I had 9 come in and then 11 more. Thankfully I am down once again to 16, thanks to some of the amazing folks that work with Chilly Pepper. And YES, MANY of these are also badly injured, as shown above. 4 were adopted – PTL!

Sadly, our funds are extremely depleted and we need more help before I can possibly think about taking on more babies Yet how do I say “NO”?

It COST $2000 EVERY MONTH just FOR ME TO BE HERE IN WA where I can save them. Between renting the property where I “camp” and paying the amazing folks who take care of the rescue at home, it is a HUGE hidden cost.

On top of the $4000 for March & April, IT COST $5600 to pay for the horses so they wouldn’t die a horrible death! That is ONLY to get them to camp. It does NOT include any vetting, milk, medical supplies etc. etc. So although we had some wonderful donations, $9600 was spent SOLELY on being here and saving the horses in the last 2 months.

I so appreciate every last penny and every single donation of milk and much needed supplies. HOWEVER, CHILLY PEPPER STILL NEEDS MORE HELP! We have had so many injured and special needs.

With the vet bills we were easily over $15,000, and that was for 2 months only. THANK YOU to everyone who helped with those.

It is excruciatingly expensive to do this. I live in NV. (At least I am supposed to). I end up “camping” in WA for months and months on end. THERE IS NO RESCUE IN WA that either CAN, OR WILL step up to do this.

God continues to put these lives in front of me so I will keep doing my best to save them. IF Chilly Pepper does NOT continue to do this, there will be nowhere for the babies and horses we save, to go. We also had to expand the critical care facilities due to the high number of injuries/ill babies.

I am exhausted and have seen more sadness this year than I can stand. However, I am so grateful for the amazing folks who are stepping up and taking on some of the less critical cases, and for Dustin’ Time Rescue who takes on extremely critical cases.

These horses deserve every chance and I WILL FIGHT WITH EVERY LAST THING I HAVE, BUT I CAN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOU! PLEASE help us keep saving them!

We so appreciate ALL YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT! There are more babies coming and it looks like the year is going to be brutal. I cannot do this without you. Please say a prayer and let’s keep saving lives! It’s up to you!

If you would like to help with our ongoing vet bills,

HARRAH VETERINARY 509 848-2943
GOLDENDALE VET CLINIC 509 773-0369

If you would like to order FOAL LAC & send milk, (Or baby wipes, vaseline, gloves, Foal Response, Foal Lac Pellets, syringes, Probios etc.)

Send to CHILLY PEPPER,

C/O MELODY LEBEAU

1630 Pumphouse Rd

Toppenish, WA 98948

509-985-8214
CashAp-$LauriArmstrong
Venmo – @Lauri-Armstrong-2
Paypal-Palomino@chillypepper.org

THANK YOU for everything we have received. **

This is the link to our Chilly Pepper’s Wild Horse & Orphan Foal Adoption Page, where you can see the progress and new lives of the horses YOU HAVE HELPED SAVED! (I can’t believe I didn’t do this years ago, but it is so fun to see the horses, babies and critters that are enjoying and thriving in their new lives.)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/364129998164107/

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

 

Your $30 gift today will help us save a wild mare

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Did you know the price of a single mare’s annual PZP vaccine is just $30?

We’re asking: today — on May 30th, will you make a $30 gift to fund our PZP program and help us manage wild horse populations using tried and true fertility control measures?

DONATE $30 NOW

In Nevada’s Virginia Range, AWHC operates the world’s largest humane management program for wild horses. We recently celebrated our two-year anniversary of the establishment of this historic initiative to prove to the world that THERE IS a humane way to manage wild horse populations that doesn’t require mass roundups, crowded holding corrals, dangerous sterilization surgeries, or slaughter.

We’re fighting back against the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) massive herd removals in court and on Capitol Hill — and the success of our PZP program in Nevada has been critical in our fight to protect wild horses.

In roughly a month, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is scheduled to resume helicopter roundups. And over the next 5 years, the BLM is planning to round up an estimated 90,000 wild horses and burros!

Will you make a donation today to help us continue our PZP program and help further research to prove that large horse populations can be managed humanely on public lands?

DONATE $30 NOW

What’s worse,  is that the BLM is accelerating roundups over the next five years, which is projected to cost taxpayers nearly $1 billion dollars. Now we don’t have to tell you that a $30 fertility control treatment is a MUCH MORE cost-effective option compared to these costly roundups!

Tens of thousands of wild horses and burros will lose their families and freedom because of these roundups, and because the BLM doesn’t have the capacity to store all of the horses they capture, it’s already leading to slaughter for too many of these cherished animals.

PZP is a much more sustainable and humane option to keep wild horses in the wild where they belong. On today, the 30th — will you help us to continue the successes of our PZP program with a $30 donation?

$30.00 >> HELPS 1 HORSE

$60.00 >> HELPS 2 HORSES

$150.00 >> HELPS 5 HORSES

$300.00 >> HELPS 10 HORSES

DONATE OTHER >>

Thank you for your support,
AWHC Team

🚨 BREAKING 🚨 : Biden just released the proposed budget for the Interior Dept.

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

The Biden Administration just released its proposed Fiscal Year 2022 budget for the U.S. Department of the Interior. It contains an astounding increase of $36.8 million for the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program, and continues the Trump Administration’s accelerated, mass roundup plan and scapegoating of wild equids.

Remember what that plan includes: the removal of nearly 90,000 wild horses and burros from their homes on our public lands, the tripling of the number of wild horses and burros in holding facilities, and a cost to taxpayers of nearly $1 billion in the first five years! And, as the New York Times recently reported, this is already leading to the slaughter of these protected national icons.

It’s shocking that Interior Secretary Haaland has put her seal of approval on this plan. As a member of Congress, she opposed additional funding for wild horse and burro roundups, advocating instead for humane birth control. Clearly, at the helm of the Interior Department, she’s now prioritizing livestock industry interests over the protection of wild horses and burros.

But remember, this is only a budget request. It does not mean that Congress will fund it. 

So, it’s time to fight back … And it’s already happening!

  • Increasing numbers of environmental organizations are speaking up against the scapegoating of wild horses for damage caused by massive livestock grazing. In fact, the Sierra Club recently adopted a policy calling for the elimination of livestock grazing in wild horse and burro habitats!
  • Support for humane, in-the-wild horse and burro management is growing on Capitol Hill. Reps. Dina Titus (D-NV) and Steve Cohen (D-TN) were recently joined by over 40 of their House colleagues in requesting Congress to fund humane fertility control and other on-range methods as a priority over removing wild horses and burros from their homes.
  • AWHC is working with key members of Congress to support a humane, environmentally-focused and scientific approach to wild horse management that would drastically reduce the removal of wild horses and burros from their habitats.
  • We really need you to take action too. Here’s what you can do:
    1. Protest this budget request on the Interior Department’s Facebook page by downloading the below graphic and uploading it to this post.

    2. Tweet at President Biden and Secretary Haaland using this automated Tweet.
    3. Email Secretary Haaland at exsec@ios.doi.gov. Suggested message:
      “I strongly oppose your cruel plan to remove tens of thousands of wild horses and burros from our public lands. I’m especially disappointed that you blame wild horses and burros for environmental damage and climate change while you continue to ignore livestock grazing, which is the real contributor to these issues. Humane on-range management alternatives — including birth control and removing livestock — are available, scientifically-recommended, and cost-effective. I’m very disappointed that you are prioritizing livestock interests over the interests of the 80 percent of Americans who want wild horses and burros protected, not rounded up, penned, and slaughtered.” 
    4. Ask Congress to fund humane wild horse management.

    Thank you,

    Suzanne Roy
    Executive Director
    American Wild Horse Campaign

Katherine Heigl joins the fight to save the Onaqui wild horses!

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

The Onaqui wild horses of the West Desert in Utah just gained a powerful voice in the battle to save the iconic herd from a brutal helicopter roundup planned by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) this summer. What’s at stake: the fate of 300 of the 500 Onaqui wild horses targeted for removal by the BLM. 

Actress Katherine Heigl (Grey’s Anatomy), is using her platform to join AWHC in speaking out for this beloved herd, known for its striking colors, unique social dynamics, and acclimation to photographers and other visitors from all over the world. 

We’re grateful to Katherine for tweeting out a link to our website, saveonaqui.com, spreading the word about the plight of these cherished mustangs and ways to join the fight to save them!

A growing chorus of celebrities and activists is speaking out against the BLM’s inhumane mass roundup and removal of thousands of wild horses and burros every year from the public lands they call home. As was revealed by our investigation and confirmed by a New York Times exposé — far too many captured wild horses and burros are adopted then dumped at slaughter auctions across the country.

Katherine makes a great point: 
Why are we spending so much time and money to round up the Onaqui wild horses, separating their family groups, terrorizing or even killing them, when there is already a humane fertility control program in place to control the population? 

The Onaqui roundup is scheduled to start on July 12th. Please take action now to help us stop it: Visit saveonaqui.com to learn how you can protect the Onaqui wild horses today!

Here are a few ways you can help right now:

Thank you for joining us in speaking up for the Onaqui wild horses,

American Wild Horse Campaign

ANOTHER 911 – CATCHER CALLED – WILL YOU SAVE MORE BABIES? MORE HEARTBREAK AND BEAUTIFUL LIVES SAVED!

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

Y’ALL SAVED 9 BEAUTIFUL BABIES!!! THANK YOU!

CATCHER CALLED – Can we take horses Sunday? I have 48 hours to let him know if we can take them. I know folks are stretched thin, but it is in your hands. I will do the work if we have the funds.

Sadly, Little Warrior came in with excruciating and deadly injuries from a coyote attack. Although it breaks my heart to lose them, I am grateful I could manage his pain, and give him a chance. Sadly Doc said his joint was septic and with the additional injuries he simply had no chance. I held him in my arms and we set our Little Warrior free. He fought and escaped the coyote, and also fought to live.
I would have given anything to be able to save him. Seems like the tears just don’t stop.

I know the pictures are hard to look at, but imagine actually having to take care of them. Cleaning them is so hard. It is not only totally gross, but HAS to be done and is painful for the babies, even with pain medication. I just wanted y’all to know how badly he really was injured and have a tiny picture of what rescues deal with.

Our beautiful little Caramel Cookie had no chance eitherHer ankle was NOT FUSED and I can’t even imagine the pain she was in. All that weight on that broken, shifting foot. Then add the injuries to her back leg. You could literally feel the pain leaving as she was sedated and then set free. EVEN KNOWING IT WAS THE RIGHT THING, MY HEART IS STILL ONCE AGAIN SHATTERED! The worst part is knowing someone deliberately left her like that.

It is killing me to have to clean up the mess left by uncaring owners and that I have to make the decisions they should have. However, I know God is putting them in front of me so they do get taken care of. So as long as we can afford to keep doing the work, I will continue to fight for these precious souls.

Even as I am once again reeling from the loss, I have 8 babies, 3 of which are struggling to survive, and Chica here to take care of. Now I am standing by for more on Sunday, and it is just starting. PLEASE HELP MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO SAY YES!

We so appreciate ALL YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT! There are more babies coming and it looks like it is going to be a really busy year. I cannot do this without you. Please say a prayer and let’s keep saving lives! It’s up to you!

If you would like to help with our ongoing vet bills,

HARRAH VETERINARY 509 848-2943
GOLDENDALE VET CLINIC 509 773-0369

If you would like to order FOAL LAC & send milk, (Or baby wipes, vaseline, gloves, Foal Response, Foal Lac Pellets, syringes, Probios etc.)

Send to CHILLY PEPPER,

C/O MELODY LEBEAU

1630 Pumphouse Rd

Toppenish, WA 98948

509-985-8214

CashAp-$LauriArmstrong
Venmo – @Lauri-Armstrong-2
Paypal-Palomino@chillypepper.org

THANK YOU for everything we have received. **

This is the link to our Chilly Pepper’s Wild Horse & Orphan Foal Adoption Page, where you can see the progress and new lives of the horses YOU HAVE HELPED SAVED! (I can’t believe I didn’t do this years ago, but it is so fun to see the horses, babies and critters that are enjoying and thriving in their new lives.)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/364129998164107/

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

One of the babies you just saved! His adopter is so excited and can’t wait until he is well enough and ready to go home!

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

 

Fuel our fight for wild horses on the Hill

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

This past week has been a whirlwind.

The New York Times article published last weekend has resulted in A LOT of buzz for wild horses. Thanks to our partners who helped us uncover the unethical operations that were happening through the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Adoption Incentive Program (AIP), we now have a means to fight against the AIP on Capitol Hill.

As we speak, we are working with members of Congress to put a halt to the AIP program, pass federal legislation to help keep wild horses wild, and we’re fighting back against a dangerous bill that would strip away federal protections for wild horses and burros.

Our Government Relations team is relentless in their legislative fight to protect wild horses and burros, but they have been working especially hard since the New York Times article came out. They’ve been working around the clock — holding meetings with legislators, mobilizing supporters to contact their elected officials, and working to help develop policies that will protect wild horses and burros.

Can you make a donation today to help us have the resources to keep our staff on the Hill and continue our legislative efforts to protect wild horses and burros?

DONATE TODAY!

Our Government Relations team has been integral in the legislative victories we’ve had to date. Just this year, AWHC helped put an end to SJR3, a Nevada bill that called on Congress to fund the removal of 40,000 of Nevada’s wild horses, and mobilized supporters like you to contact your legislators and push for Congress to support the confirmation of Secretary of the Interior Deb Halaand, who supported wild horse protection when she was in Congress.

We’re able to do this important advocacy work because of supporters like you. Erica, will you make a donation today to help us continue our work in the fields, in court, and on the Hill?

DONATE TODAY!

Thank you for your support,

American Wild Horse Campaign

QUICK UPDATE – 9 OR 10 BABIES ARRIVING TONIGHT OR TOMORROW – ANOTHER HUMANE EUTHANASIA ??????

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

BABY UPDATE – I will be getting 9 or 10 either late tonight or tomorrow.

I am grateful the babies had a few more days with their Mama’s, and at the same time my heart breaks for what is happening today.

MEET CARAMEL COOKIE. This beautiful girl is killing me. She was horrendously injured. As you can see her face was clearly broken, and her front left ankle/leg was also clearly broken and appears to have fused.

Her rear leg is a hot mess, and she is THE SWEETEST little filly you could ever meet. Her little lungs are very congested and yet she has more heart and “want to be here” than most healthy horses have.

This morning, much to my surprise, she was running and bucking!! This little girl has heart. I need to get her to the vet and get x rays. I know her life will not be long, but I would love to give her a chance if the vet thinks she could have any amount of quality time.

OUR BEAUTIFUL CHICA is doing very well. Her leg is improving and we are making baby steps in alleviating her belief that she will be beaten and hurt every single time someone approaches.

We so appreciate ALL YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT! There are more babies coming and it looks like it is going to be a really busy year. I cannot do this without you. Please say a prayer and let’s keep saving lives! It’s up to you!

We finally are caught up on the vet bills, THANKS TO Y’ALL! However, I have to call Doc when these babies come in and *I need to take Caramel Cookie in to Goldendale Vet Clinic for X-rays to make sure it has fused and to see what is the best course of treatment for her.*

If you would like to HELP WITH upcoming VET COSTS,

Harrah Veterinary 509 848-2943
Goldendale Vet Clinic – 509 773-0369

If you would like to order FOAL LAC & send milk, (Or baby wipes, vaseline, gloves, Foal Response, Foal Lac Pellets, syringes, Probios etc.)

Send to CHILLY PEPPER,

C/O MELODY LEBEAU

1630 Pumphouse Rd

Toppenish, WA 98948

509-985-8214

CashAp-$LauriArmstrong
Venmo – @Lauri-Armstrong-2
Paypal-Palomino@chillypepper.org

THANK YOU for everything we have received. **

This is the link to our Chilly Pepper’s Wild Horse & Orphan Foal Adoption Page, where you can see the progress and new lives of the horses YOU HAVE HELPED SAVED! (I can’t believe I didn’t do this years ago, but it is so fun to see the horses, babies and critters that are enjoying and thriving in their new lives.)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/364129998164107/

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

As you see by her teeth, Caramel Cookie is just a baby. She so deserves to have at least a tiny bit of quality 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 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

 

The thanks goes to you

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

We wanted to say thank you — after this weekend’s New York Times article was published, we have received an outpouring of support for our work. 

If you haven’t yet had a chance to read the article from the New York Times uncovering the wild horse-slaughter pipeline that has emerged as a result of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Adoption Incentive Program (AIP) — you can check it out at the link here

In coordination with our partners, we spent significant time searching for and accumulating tangible evidence to document the connection between this program and the slaughter of hundreds of cherished wild horses and burros — leading to the New York Times exposé. Your support made this work possible and it will carry us through our efforts to use legal, legislative, and grassroots channels to shut this program down. Can you make a donation today to help us shut down the AIP?

A key part of our research was using our Rescue Fund to help our partners rescue wild horses and burros from kill pens. Not just saving these innocent animal’s lives, but also giving us access to information — including titles and brand numbers — that helped us connect the dots.

Will you make a donation to help us continue to monitor, expose, and shut down the AIP and help its innocent victims?

DONATE TODAY!

Now that this story is out, your support is critical. Thousands of America’s wild horses and burros are at risk because of this program and the BLM’s mass roundup plan that is resulting in their slaughter. They need our help.

Please make a donation today to help us put an end to the BLM’s AIP and continue our fight to protect wild horses and burros.

DONATE TODAY!

Thank you,
American Wild Horse Campaign

 

Zena Is Home!

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

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Thanks to you, Zena is home and recovering!

We are grateful! Zena came home to AAE yesterday after a nine-day stay at Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center.

She went in for treatment last week for a large, deep ulcer her right eye. She has also been treated for uveitis in the left eye, and while at the clinic, they found a pinpoint-sized ulcer on the left eye. On Saturday morning, we got the call that the eye with the ulcer ruptured, and before long, Zena had surgery to remove her right eye. Fortunately, the ulcer in the left eye resolved quickly!

We’re happy she’s home, and we hope she’s happy to be back with her AAE family.

We’re not sure! Well, she’s her big, beasty self, but she seems a bit nervous and agitated. She’ll settle in and adapt soon. Losing vision is not something anyone wants to experience. Fortunately, horses can do very well with one eye. Many of you remember Ralphie, and some even remember Angus? Zena will get better, so continue to send more of your healing energies her way.

Heartfelt thanks to all that have donated and shared in support of her treatment and care costs, and now surgery costs.

Thank you for helping us

Donate, share, follow!

Donate to Support Zena

We can’t do this without you!

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

Share our Posts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

BOOTS IS BACK!!!

We are so excited our 8th Annual Boots and Bling event is scheduled (in-person), Saturday August 21st at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. This event will feature a BBQ dinner, DJ music, and live, silent, and dessert auctions. We hope you will be able to join us! Stay tuned for more information to come!

Would you like to help? We are looking for volunteers to help with event planning, decor, ticket sales, sponsorship, auction item donations, and more.

If you are interested in helping, please email BandB@allaboutequine.org

If you are interested in becoming an event sponsor, please email sponsor@allaboutequine.org

If you are interested in donating to the auctions, please email Dani@allaboutequine.org

NEED A LITTLE MORE 

IN YOUR LIFE?

These beauties are all lookin’ for lifelong LOVE!

Learn more about each horse by clicking on its name.

If you are interested in exploring adoption,

please learn more about our adoption process

or submit an Adoption Inquiry.

For more information, click on the name to visit the horse’s or donkey’s webpage, and submit an Adoption Inquiry if you’d like to explore adoption.

Donate

Here are more ways you can help!

As a horse sponsor, your monthly or annual contribution helps support the costs of care for a specific horse.

You can sponsor at any level or any amount you choose.

Choose a horse to sponsor today!

Sponsor A Horse

BREAKING: We worked with the New York Times to investigate the BLM’s Adoption Incentive Program

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

We have breaking news.

Over the last several months, the American Wild Horse Campaign — with assistance from Evanescent Mustang Rescue, Skydog Ranch and Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary — has been conducting an investigation into the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Adoption Incentive Program (AIP), leading to today’s New York Times report exposing this federal program as a subsidized pipeline to slaughter for federally-protected wild horses and burros.

The BLM’s AIP pays individuals $1,000 to adopt a wild, unhandled horse or burro. As AWHC predicted when the program was implemented in 2019, the initiative has been a disaster for these animals. It is now clear that the BLM is laundering horses to slaughter through the AIP and evading the long-standing Congressional slaughter ban. 

This program is a predictable result of the BLM’s inhumane and costly mass roundup program and the agency’s efforts to empty holding pens to make room for the tens of thousands of horses and burros targeted for removal over the next five years.

Our investigation, as affirmed by the New York Times, has documented:

  • Wild horses and burros are being sent to slaughter through the AIP.
  • Adopters are collecting the payments then sending horses to livestock auctions known as “kill pens” where they are purchased by kill buyers and shipped across the border for slaughter.
  • Adopters are routinely violating their BLM adoption contracts, which they sign under penalty of perjury, prohibiting the sale of these animals directly or indirectly to slaughter.
  • Groups of related individuals are evading the four-horse adoption limit by adopting multiple horses each using the same location on their applications, then collecting as much as $30,000 in AIP payments and sales of the horses at kill pens.
  • The AIP additionally has resulted in severe neglect and abuse of horses and burros by adopters unqualified or uninterested in providing adequate care.

 

  • The AIP should not be allowed to continue. The BLM must stop rounding up wild horses and burros and start managing them humanely in the wild. Thousands of America’s iconic wild horses and burros are at risk and need your voice.

    Please take these three actions to make change for them right now:

    1. Sign our petition demanding an end to the AIP and to mass roundups that send too many wild horses and burros into the slaughter pipeline.
    2. Share the New York Times article on social media.
    3. Call & write Congress to demand the AIP program be terminated. You can leave a message over the weekend.

    Thank you for speaking up for our wild horses and burros at this critical time!

    AWHC Team

Another Update On Our Sweet Zena

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

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We got some not so good news this morning. Zena’s right eye, the good eye, lost the battle with the ulcer; her right eye ruptured. As a result, she needed surgery to remove the eye. Fortunately, everything went well, and she’ll be coming home soon.

We will be happy to have her back at the barn soon to help her adjust to a new world. Her left eye is doing much better and will likely require ongoing treatment for uveitis. Fortunately, uveitis can me managed long term if it doesn’t resolve.

Please send Zena some healing thoughts!

Need to catch up on Zena’s health situation? Read about it here.

Thank you to the supporters who have already donated towards her care. We are so grateful for our community!

If you’re able to help with her surgery and additional care costs, Zena and everyone at AAE would appreciate your support.

Donate, share, follow!

Donate to Support Zena

We can’t do this without you!

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

Share our Posts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

BOOTS IS BACK!!!

We are so excited our 8th Annual Boots and Bling event is scheduled (in-person), Saturday August 21st at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. This event will feature a BBQ dinner, DJ music, and live, silent, and dessert auctions. We hope you will be able to join us! Stay tuned for more information to come!

Would you like to help? We are looking for volunteers to help with event planning, decor, ticket sales, sponsorship, auction item donations, and more.

If you are interested in helping, please email BandB@allaboutequine.org

If you are interested in becoming an event sponsor, please email sponsor@allaboutequine.org

If you are interested in donating to the auctions, please email Dani@allaboutequine.org

NEED A LITTLE MORE 

IN YOUR LIFE?

These beauties are all lookin’ for lifelong LOVE!

Learn more about each horse by clicking on its name.

If you are interested in exploring adoption,

please learn more about our adoption process

or submit an Adoption Inquiry.

For more information, click on the name to visit the horse’s or donkey’s webpage, and submit an Adoption Inquiry if you’d like to explore adoption.

Donate

Here are more ways you can help!

As a horse sponsor, your monthly or annual contribution helps support the costs of care for a specific horse.

You can sponsor at any level or any amount you choose.

Choose a horse to sponsor today!

Sponsor A Horse

your support helps us save wild burros just like these ones

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

We wanted to tell you about one of our recent wins for wild burros that was only possible because of the support of donors like you.

Make a donation to our Rescue Fund today to help us save more wild horses & burros!

On the eve of Burro Awareness Month, our rescue partner Evanescent Mustang Rescue and Sanctuary alerted us about 12 burros that were dumped in an Oklahoma kill pen. The burros were rounded up by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and were ready to ship to slaughter any day. 

These burros are likely victims of the BLM’s Adoption Incentive Program, which pays a $1,000 incentive for individuals to adopt wild and unhandled horses and burros. The program is resulting in many of these beautiful wild animals being “flipped” to kill pens.

We knew we had to help Evanescent rescue these innocent animals and get them to safety ASAP. 

AWHC’s Rescue Fund paid the bail for all 12 burros, and Evanescent rescued them and is providing a safe landing place where they can rest and heal until they are ready for adoption!

This victory wouldn’t be possible without the support of donors like you. The resources you help to provide the AWHC & our Rescue Fund are integral in helping our rescue partners save wild horses and burros.

Will you help us again today and make a donation so that we can continue to fuel our Rescue Fund and save more wild horses and burros in need?

DONATE

Thank you,

Suzanne Roy
Executive Director
American Wild Horse Campaign

QUICK UPDATE ON MARE & THIS MORNING’S CALL! 8 MORE BABIES – CAN WE SAVE THEM?

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

NOT EVEN TIME TO GRIEVE the loss of my little Jackpot. It’s GO TIME!

THIS MORNING’S CALL- ANOTHER 8 (YES EIGHT) BABIES NEED US TO SAVE THEM. WILL YOU HELP ME DO THAT?

Thank you SO MUCH for helping with these rescues. We have almost enough to pay off one of the smaller vet bills or to buy supplies. Like everything, the ENTIRE costs of rescue, fuel, bail, medical supplies, milk, etc. have gone up substantially.

I have a couple of days to let him know if I will be able to afford to save the babies. That means vet bills paid (or hopefully mostly paid), and much needed milk & supplies purchased and restocked.

THERE ARE MORE COMING AFTER THE 1ST GROUP! Let’s save these beautiful lives!

Off to sterilize the nursery and be ready for the new ones if we can afford to save them.

Quick update – The mare’s leg was much worse than I was told, although it wasn’t too surprising after seeing it. She is the ONLY horse out of 1000’s that I have ever seen “AIM” when she kicks. I know that is only because of prior handling and her fear. She has not one mean bone in her body.

It’s pretty clear it had to be painful when I was treating her. She is such a nice, although terrified, mare.

If you would like to HELP WITH VET COSTS,

Harrah Veterinary 509 848-2943
Goldenddale Vet Clinic – 509 773-0369

If you would like to order FOAL LAC & send milk, (Or baby wipes, vaseline, gloves, Foal Response, Foal Lac Pellets, syringes, Probios etc.)

Send to CHILLY PEPPER,

C/O MELODY LEBEAU

1630 Pumphouse Rd

Toppenish, WA 98948

509-985-8214

CashAp-$LauriArmstrong
Venmo – @Lauri-Armstrong-2
Paypal-Palomino@chillypepper.org

THANK YOU for everything we have received. **

This is the link to our Chilly Pepper’s Wild Horse & Orphan Foal Adoption Page, where you can see the progress and new lives of the horses YOU HAVE HELPED SAVED! (I can’t believe I didn’t do this years ago, but it is so fun to see the horses, babies and critters that are enjoying and thriving in their new lives.)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/364129998164107/

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

As of right now, Firefly, aka Stella – is still with us and fighting for her life. I can’t even believe she survived the wreck in the first place. Please say a prayer for our precious little girl.

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

 

MIRACLES & HEARTBREAK. BADLY INJURED, PREGNANT MARE! & A STALLION WITH A BROKEN LEG NEED US NOW!

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

THE NEED IS ENDLESS, while funds are not!

_My heart is once again in a million pieces. Doc was just here and we had to set Jackpot free from his suffering. He fought so hard!

“Bart”, the beautiful stallion, is also at peace. When he ran his leg would flop around. He was suffering horribly and now he is finally pain free in Heaven!
Again, I acted on sheer Faith as I still need to pay for him etc. I know you would want me to end his suffering.

This has been the most horrible rescue I have ever been on. Whatever it is that is out there has taken a huge toll on these precious lives.

_26 babies total, 2 lost to internal injuries they came in with. 6 lost, (including Jackpot) at our various ICU nurseries to a deadly virus. So far none of the tests are showing exactly what it is. There were thoughts it could be Salmonella, but tests on one of the babies showed no. However, it did show an unknown pathogen.

There have been outbreaks of Salmonella in 6 states, and tests are still being run to find out the exact issue. These newborn or week old babies have zero to fight with._ In spite of being under CONSTANT vet care, receiving fluids, tube feedings, 2 shots a day and oral meds twice a day, there was nothing else we could do. My team & I are beyond devastated. Whatever it is, the babies will be playing, running, eating and looking like the picture of health. Sometimes as soon as 2 days later they are gone.

I had to stop my update and take care of the stallion & the injured mare Chica. I am running on complete faith, as we still owe $3,000 for the balance of the emergency visits. I HAVE to pay them right away. We are out of pretty much everything, and have already been notified to expect LOTS more babies.

Supplies were wiped out with the 26. It is amazing how much you go through when you have sick and dying babies. I am praising God for the ones who are still here and who made it.

I kept asking WHY, WHY ARE WE GOING THROUGH THIS??? Well, when I was quiet, God answered. EVERY SINGLE BABY THAT DIED would have died an agonizing death out on the range. Most likely they would have been eaten by coyotes WHILE they lay suffering, scared, alone and waiting to die. So I am TRULY GRATEFUL, even though I can’t breathe. It is a gift to be able to help these little ones. A very painful and excruciating gift, but a gift none the less.

I am also running on faith because I know how tight things are for folks. However, I simply cannot take on babies and lives if I cannot take care of them. So I am having faith that God will provide and my Chilly Pepper Family wants to KEEP SAVING LIVES!

If you would like to HELP WITH VET COSTS,

Harrah Veterinary 509 848-2943
Goldenddale Vet Clinic – 509 773-0369

CashAp-$LauriArmstrong
Venmo – @Lauri-Armstrong-2
Paypal-Palomino@chillypepper.org

THANK YOU for everything we have received. **

This is the link to our Chilly Pepper’s Wild Horse & Orphan Foal Adoption Page, where you can see the progress and new lives of the horses YOU HAVE HELPED SAVED! (I can’t believe I didn’t do this years ago, but it is so fun to see the horses, babies and critters that are enjoying and thriving in their new lives.)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/364129998164107/

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

As of right now, Firefly, aka Stella – is still with us and fighting for her life. I can’t even believe she survived the wreck in the first place. Please say a prayer for our precious little girl.

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

 

It’s Time to Speak up for Wild Burros

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Wild horses & burros need your help!

Guest Blog: It’s Time to Speak up for Wild Burros

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the US Forest Service, and the National Park Service have long treated these long-eared equids with disregard and deliberate misinformation campaigns. Cattle grazing, road-building, big game hunting, gold and lithium mining and other commercial uses erode their habitat and damage their access to water.

With Deb Haaland as Secretary of Interior, there’s a chance to change this harmful pattern. But it may not save their skins unless awareness leads to concerted action — and pronto.

In the spirit of Burro Awareness Month, we would like to share with you a guest blog about these incredible animals written by advocate and burro-extraordinaire, Charlotte Roe. After you read it, follow the link at the bottom to support America’s burros.

READ THE BLOG

Speak Up for the Sand Wash Basin Herd

You may be familiar with the Sand Wash Basin Herd Management Area (HMA) in Colorado because of the world famous stallion, Picasso who called this 157,000-acre public lands habitat home, and who died wild and free on this very land. Unfortunately, the surviving members of his herd may not be so lucky. 

The BLM is currently planning to roundup and remove over 80% of the Sand Wash wild mustangs, leaving only a population 163 — about 1 horse per every 980 acres!

Adding insult to injury, the local organization, Sand Wash Advocate Team (SWAT) has worked tirelessly to implement a PZP program to humanely manage the Sand Wash mustangs — and it’s working. Instead of a costly and cruel helicopter roundup, the BLM should invest more time and resources to support SWAT’s efforts and expand the PZP program in the HMA. This would be more humane for the horses and more cost-effective for the American taxpayers.

We must speak up for wild horses! Please take a moment and act today for the wild horses of the Sand Wash Basin >>>

TAKE ACTION

The Calico Complex is on the Chopping Block — Speak Out!

Photo: Mike Lorden

It’s unfortunately more bad news for the wild horses and burros that reside within the Calico Complex in Nevada. The BLM is targeting the estimated 1,700 wild horses and 70 wild burros for removal in this nearly 600,000-acre area. 

The agency is also considering extreme manipulation of the wild horse and burro population remaining on the range by implementing unproven IUDs over scientifically proven PZP fertility control, unnaturally skewing the sex ratio in favor of males, and managing a fourth of the population as non-reproducing, including by castrating stallions.

This is not right. Please take a moment to speak up for this historic population of wild horses and burros >>>

TAKE ACTION

Thank you for your support,

—The AWHC Team

Update on our ol’ girl, Zena

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The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:

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Time for another Zena update!

To recap, if you didn’t catch last week’s email, Zena, our 26-ish year old Percheron mare, has been experiencing eye issues. She’s been experiencing chronic uveitis in her left eye. It has been managed with meds/treatment, but not resolving. It is very painful!

A couple weeks ago, she developed a large and dangerously deep ulcer on her right eye, which is also very painful! Sadly, this put her vision at risk.

After several days of treatment, the ulcer was not improving, so she was hospitalized at Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center for a procedure to support her right eye and to provide treatment every two hours.

During an exam, a pinpoint-sized ulcer was also found on her left eye.

More frequent treatment did not improve the right (good) eye, so on Friday, Zena had a procedure called a Tarsorrhaphy. I can’t say it, but it’s a surgical procedure in which the eyelids are partially sewn together to narrow the eyelid opening to protect the cornea and keep it moist. (If you zoom in on the photo of Zena above and look closely, you can see her sutures) However, it’s not without risk! The dilemma is, it provides good protection, but the ulcer is covered and not visible to monitor. The sutures will be removed in a few days to see how the eye is progressing, but thankfully so far, so good.

The other good news, the ulcer on the left eye has resolved, but sadly, the uveitis flared again, so she’ll continue with treatment of the left eye, too.

Zena is expected to stay at LBEMC for at least a few more days.

Thank you to the generous donors that have helped support some of the costs for her care. As you can imagine, the costs for hospitalization and treatment continue to grow.

If you’re able to help, Zena would appreciate your support. If everyone that can will help a little, it will make a big difference for this sweet, big gal.

Donate, share, follow!

Donate to Support Zena

Zena weighed in at almost 1700 lbs!

We can’t do this without you!

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

Share our Posts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

BOOTS IS BACK!!!

We are so excited our 8th Annual Boots and Bling event is scheduled (in-person), Saturday August 21st at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. This event will feature a BBQ dinner, DJ music, and live, silent, and dessert auctions. We hope you will be able to join us! Stay tuned for more information to come!

Would you like to help? We are looking for volunteers to help with event planning, decor, ticket sales, sponsorship, auction item donations, and more.

If you are interested in helping, please email BandB@allaboutequine.org

If you are interested in becoming an event sponsor, please email sponsor@allaboutequine.org

If you are interested in donating to the auctions, please email Dani@allaboutequine.org

NEED A LITTLE MORE 

IN YOUR LIFE?

These beauties are all lookin’ for lifelong LOVE!

Learn more about each horse by clicking on its name.

If you are interested in exploring adoption,

please learn more about our adoption process

or submit an Adoption Inquiry.

For more information, click on the name to visit the horse’s or donkey’s webpage, and submit an Adoption Inquiry if you’d like to explore adoption.

Donate

Here are more ways you can help!

As a horse sponsor, your monthly or annual contribution helps support the costs of care for a specific horse.

You can sponsor at any level or any amount you choose.

Choose a horse to sponsor today!

Sponsor A Horse

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