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CAN WE SAVE ARTIE? 48 HOURS TO SAY YES OR NO!
The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:
Another call – another life to save. Artie needs our help and he needs it now.
Artie is a Thoroughbred – Percheron cross. Sounds like he could be a big boy. Artie has to be off the property immediately, and Animal Control is waiting in the wings. His owner cannot take him with her. She loves him dearly, but he needs special help right now.
I believe he is approximately 11 years old? He is still a stallion and has been brutally traumatized, leaving him in a state where no one has been able to handle him. Dogs killed his pasture mates and there has been more trauma from nearby folks.
He can not be haltered at this time, and Animal Control has indicated it is “now or never” from what I understand. He needs his hoofers trimmed badly, and none of the local farriers are willing to work with him anymore. As they are unable to halter him, he can not be handled or taken to a vet for sedation.
Being a stallion that age, and not being afraid or respectful like a wild horse would be, he has the potential to be extremely dangerous if he is not handled carefully. He loves his mama, but sadly through no fault of her own, she cannot provide what he needs.
This rescue will be expensive when you add up fuel, lodging, and everything else that goes along with this kind of rescue. As usual, we are willing to step up and do everything we can to save his life. It is going to be roughly 1600 miles driving in the middle of all of our other deliveries, and that is going to cost quite a bit not to mention special vetting, sedation, getting his hoofers trimmed, and whatever else we will need to be able to safely handle him for his much needed care.
This beautiful boy needs our help. We were contacted specifically due to our experience and the fact that others have tried to do what needs to be done and have not been successful.
So the question once again is…… CAN WE SAVE ARTIE? Matt and I are standing by and ready to roll. Apparently we are not quite tired enough, lol. But in all seriousness, WE ARE HIS LAST CHANCE. PLEASE HELP IF YOU WANT US TO SAVE ARTIE!
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Golconda, NV 89414
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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_
Update of Yakima Band and Babies
The following is update is from the Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang Rescue.
Thank you so much – everyone who stepped up and made this happen. Every single dollar is so appreciated and being put to good use. Being this was an emergency we had some extra expenses. But thanks to you wonderful people we hope to have enough for what we need. We had an angel who simply paid for the whole band. God is blessing this because it is His Plan. Unfortunately, it is really expensive to do this :(
We have had so many wonderful folks stepping up, so I want you to know what is happening.
We had to purchase 16 Six foot high, heavy duty panels $ 3,385.00
We were blessed to find a safe place to board the 1st night 80.00
Approximate cost for Health Certs, Coggins etc. $ 2,470.00
Approximate cost for Babies $ 500.00
Big horse kids ($900) for the band $ 900.00
Approximate rental cost for chute $250-$300? $ 250.00
Farm call (with hourly charge due to circumstances) ??? $ ?????
Brand Inspections for first group $ 52.50
. Cost for Gelding the stallions (???) $ ?????
Subtotal: $ 7637.50
There are a lot of stallions in this group, and that is why they are so banged up. They are doing their “stallion play fighting” and have done quite a number on each other. When we get them home we will make sure all the mares are separated.
The baby with mama is in horrible shape. His big sister (or brother) was stripping Mom of all her milk. His coat is awful and he is really bony under that long hair. We are giving them the rest of the day to see if he gets to nurse. (We separated the yearling so no more milk stealing.) If he doesn’t get to nurse by tonight, we will have to help things out.
So many folks say “please save the moms and dads”. We are trying, but these kids were saved entirely because of you and the love and support you show. We have a lot of stallions, and they will all need to be gelded.
I knew God sent us to buy “the palace” (our NV Chilly Pepper facility) for a reason. Chilly Pepper in CA is not equipped to deal with wild stallions. However, with the panels and the round pen area in Golconda, we can safely keep these horse kids while we get them gelded and figure out their future.
As we are also bringing back 8+ (still unknown the exact amount) orphans, we will need the additional space. Thank the Lord we have great folks who live at our place when we are gone to watch over everything.
A little bummed because our water heater didn’t work for about 3 weeks, and we just got it fixed the day before we came here. “The palace” (which has a “tear down” mobile which we are fixing up) only has the “hose in the window” for water, so once again no hot water. Oh well, guess we can tough it out for the horse kids. The really important thing is having a safe place for all those stallions. We watched them jump a 4 x 8 block of hay (on its side), a huge over turned water trough and one just jumped higher than my head. They are much more reactive and sensitive than many of the kids from NV as they see no people until they are caught.
Everyone here has been amazing and we are so grateful to work with such caring folks.
I have to say when they pulled in the yard the tears fell. It was such a beautiful moment knowing that together we saved those lives.
We want to thank everyone for being part of saving all of these lives. It means the whole world to each and every horse that we save, and although we can’t save them all, we are grateful for all the lives we do save because of folks like you and your love and support.
ACTION ALERT: Stand Against Illegal BLM Checkerboard Roundup
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is accepting public comments on an Environmental Assessment (EA) issued to correct legal violations in the way it conducted the massive 2014 Wyoming Checkerboard roundup, which permanently removed 1,263 federally-protected wild horses from the range. By using a request from ranchers to remove wild horses from private lands as an excuse to eradicate horses from public lands, the BLM has set a dangerous precedent that puts wild horses at the mercy of private landowners who want them gone. We continue to fight this legal travesty in the courts, and we must take a strong stand as well during this public comment period. Please take action for wild horses.
Sulphur Mustangs Safe in Sanctuaries in South Dakota and California
In February of this year, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Utah rounded up and removed 103 wild horses from the Sulphur Herd Management Area (HMA) in Utah. Among those captured, was a 26-year-old grulla stallion whose plight captured the attention of the public. Over 24,000 Americans signed a petition calling on the BLM to release this proud stallion, who spent over two decades in the wild, back to the range to live out the only life he had ever known — one of freedom.
The BLM ignored the request, and proceeded with an Internet auction of this stallion and his herd on April 21, 2015. Wild horse advocate Jacquelyn Hieber reached out to Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary who agreed if she were able to win bids on a few Sulphur stallions including the senior now known as #3907, they could provide a forever sanctuary for these horses.