|Update on the 65 Wild Horses – As of now, all of these horses are still needing homes. We are working on a temporary place for them, and it is looking hopeful, but we will need to fence about 1 mile of property as well as “fixing up” the rest of the fencing. As usual when it comes to “saving horses from slaughter”, there are additional expenses that are always incurred. On top of that, there are 7 new babies. So we really need to get them settled and make sure they have a safe place to stay until we find their forever homes.
On the home front, we are trying to raise funds to purchase more hay and munchies for the babies, special needs and permanent members of our rescue. California is in the 5th year of severe drought and our hay guy said he is done for the year. Normally he would have two more cuttings for the year.) The water rights they have had for hundreds of years have been denied as there is not enough water. This is happening all over CA right now, and is affecting many farmers and ranchers. So we are trying to make sure that we have a good supply while there is still hay available. The lack of water and 2nd and 3rd cuttings will put hay at an even higher premium than it is now, and prices are already near $20 a bale at the feed stores.
URGENT – PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION!! Hopefully you have never had to pick up a week old foal that has been hit and killed by a car. Unfortunately, Matt and I have had to do this, and it is beyond heartbreaking. Every year motorists and wild animals collide on the highways not only in NV, but all over the United States. However, Nevada has an especially high need for these “Strieter-Lites”. This will help protect not only our beloved wild horses, but those 2 legged folks who end up dead and injured due to collisions on the highways. Please go to the following site and be heard. It won’t cost a penny and it can help us get the Streiter-Lites back up and save lives. Then please share as we need as many signatures as we can get. They have been proven to be effective, so please let’s get this done.
HERE ARE SOME TESTIMONIALS : http://strieter-lite.com/testimonials.html
If you want to help the 65 wild horses and/or our orphans, you can Donate at www.chillypepper.org and use the Donate Button
|** We look forward to seeing folks at our:
6th Annual OPEN HOUSE