Saturday, December 28, 2013

Found at EqWBR and reunited with rider after 12 YEARS!

Coincidence, serendipity, fate, I am not sure what to call it, but after 12 years the horse once ridden by a child is found at Equine WellBeing Rescue and a holiday road trip from California reunites the two of them.

I got a message last week from a long time friend of mine asking if her and her daughter could come out to visit the Friday after Christmas.   We love company so the answer was a resounding, 'YES'.   She then told me that we had the horse, her now 22 year old daughter Katie, had ridden in her first pony summer camp when she was 10 years old.  I sent her a picture and asked if they were sure and, yes, they were in fact sure it was him.  

Danny came to us in September of 2012.   We had been asked to take him by a friend named Kris in the spring,  but didn't have the ability at that time so he instead went to a lady in Lake Elsinore. After a few months I was contacted by that lady who explained that her well had broken and she needed to rehome her horses immediately.  I felt like this was a sign he needed to be with us and told her I would come get him, so Danny became one of our permanent horses.  

He seemed to me to be in his mid 20's, much older than I was originally told, but that is not uncommon.   Judging by both his greying hair and teeth I was pretty sure he was not 17-18 years old.  Here are pictures of Danny when he arrived at EqWBR.

Sept. 5, 2013 looking tired and worried upon arrival.

Sept. 5, 2012 thin, lacking muscle tone with bite marks from other horses.
While his mood has always been good, it took a while to get weight and muscle tone back. Danny didn't seem to have any lameness issues, but needs pelleted food in his diet because he has trouble swallowing so he eats sticking his head fully out.  Not an issue with his teeth because I gave him complete dental shortly after arrival. So with soaked food in addition to his hay he is filled out nicely.

Yesterday Nancy and Katie arrived at EqWBR just in time for the dinner feeding.   As soon as Katie laid eyes on Danny, she knew that was him.   Lots of hugs and then time to meet the other horses.   As the sun was going down I suggested she ride him in the morning before they head back home.   I don't think Katie got much sleep she was so excited to get the chance to ride Danny again after 12 years. 

This morning we went out after breakfast, groomed and tacked him up, then moved out to the round pen to exercise him fully tacked before riding him.    He has never been ridden by any of us.  He settled right in and feeling comfortable Katie got on him.  

Danny & Katie reunited after 12 years.

Is it truly possible to pick up where you left off 12 years ago?  Yes, it is.  Katie was sure he remembered her and though a little rusty, followed her cues and commands with little resistance.    I have to say it was deeply heartwarming to realize this was the first horse she ever rode in her life and here she was riding him again today.  The huge smile never left her face.

She first rode him 12 years ago at summer camp when she was 10.
 As we were standing on the sidelines, Nancy told me that first summer camp is what started the family's journey into horse ownership.  Though Katie is in her fourth year of college, the family home in Norco has 5 horses, a few of them rescues themselves.  Even more coincidental is that Nancy adopted a pony named Sprite from Kris (who originally asked me to take Danny) for her other daughter so they know each other, but had no idea there was a connection to Danny. 

It was like old times.  We are sure he remembered her. 
For Nancy, watching her daughter ride this horse after all these years brought back so many fond memories and cherished moments.   It was just as amazing watching her watch Danny and Katie.  

He didn't want her to leave so he snuggled even closer.
It was very hard to say 'goodbye', so we invited Katie back anytime to ride him and we hope that during another college break or after graduation she can come back to the White Mountains and visit her first horse again and again.

I cannot begin to tell you how humble I feel that circumstances put this horse in our hands where a once little girl, found the horse of her youthful dreams and could rekindle the love after so many, many years.   Guess God really wanted him here and now we know why.

For a year with many ups and downs, sharing this amazing story with you is the best way to close out the year, thank you for all your support and wish you a VERY HAPPY 2014.   It is your support and donations that have helped make this story come true and many others.

Sending you all blessing for the new year!   


Christine Griffin, Founder & President
Equine WellBeing Rescue Inc.
A 501c3 Public Charity

Checks can be sent to PO Box 2722, Snowflake, AZ 85937.
We are a 501c3 Public Charity #45-2835562 so your donations are tax-deductible.

Members of: Unwanted Horse Coalition, Homes for Horses Coalition, A Home for Every Horse program, Humane Society Veterinary Medical Assoc., Fleet of Angels and many more.

   ASPCA (link)

Monday, December 2, 2013

Can you help on Giving Tuesday?

Thanksgiving is a time to consider things we are thankful for during the year and EqWBR is deeply grateful that with your donations and support we have been able directly help 26 horses and indirectly many others.

This is the time of year when people consider making year end donations to their favorite organizations and helping those charities whose missions they support.  Along with Black Friday, Buy Where You Live Saturday, Cyber Monday, the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving has been deemed "Giving Tuesday".

On this Giving Tuesday  Dec. 3, 2013, we ask that you consider making a donation to Equine WellBeing Rescue Inc., to help us continue our mission of helping horses in need and supporting those in our permanent care including Autumn, Danny, Gwen, Liam, Maverick, Max and Tucker.

This year we have been blessed to help:
-Maverick 25+ year old was saved from Riverside Animal Services abandoned and emaciated, now a permanent resident.
-Liam a baby saved from Mike's Auction needing hernia surgery, now a resident till a little older.
-Max 30 year old saved from Riverside Animal Services in coordination with Baker Ranch Equine Rescue, abandoned, emaciated and now a permanent resident at EqWBR.
-Ashley, Noche, Dixie and Titan (Tennessee Walking Horses) all now adopted out to new homes.
-Felicity a Peruvian Paso filly saved from Riverside Animal Services and now living in Norco, CA.
-Cassie (yearling) & Pandora's Little Trinket (weanling)- Starving Paso Fino fillies now in adoptive homes.
-Dulce & Taz- Starving and neglected, rescued and fostered, now living with their family in Lakeside, CA.
-Darth a young colt rescued from Mike's Auction in October now living with his new family in Campo, CA.
-Autumn saved from Riverside Animal Services, abandoned and emaciated. Rehab started by Baker Ranch Equine Rescue and recently moved to EqWBR.
-Dixie starving in Ramona, her rehab started with Baker Ranch Equine Rescue recently came to us.
-Our most recent resident is Tucker 30 year old who was rescued and rehab started by Dana Stark here to finish his rehab and live out his days at EqWBR.
-We raised funds to help 2 families keep their four horses after personal accidents needing long recoveries.
-Paid for training of Prince William and Skye (formerly Miss Kitty) and both have now been adopted.
-Assisted Sunny, a starving horse, by raising food funds to assist with Sunny's rescue in Nevada.
-Assisted Northern NV Equine Rescue with a grant for Vandi to get hernia surgery.
-In our spare time we helped network to find homes for Savannah, Karley and many others.

As you can see it has been a busy year and donated funds have gone to provide for many horses in serious need of assistance.  Your donations are desperately needed to continue providing for our current residents and to assist others horses, who through no fault of their own are in a situation of need.  

Here are some examples of how your donations can help:
$5 fruits, veggies and other treats, hoof pick or medical supplies
$10 deworming medicine, large salt block, bucket, lead rope or medical supplies
$20 hay for one horse for a week,a bag of hay pellets or beet pulp, fly mask, halter or medical supplies
$25 a bag of senior horse feed, bag of rice bran or bottle of Xylazine (pain med/sedative)
$35 trim on horses feet, bottle of Ranitidine (ulcer medicine), tube of pain medicine, one bag of supplements
$50 feed two horses for 1 1/2 weeks, one container of joint supplements, barn & medical supplies
$75 winter blanket, one vet call fee or one month senior feed and pellets for one horse, one pipe panel/gate
$100 hay for one horse for one month, 4 bags of senior feed or medical supplies
$200 sponsor hay, feed, supplements & 1/2 trim (trimmed 8 weeks apart) for one horse one month
$245 cost to trim all horses one time
$600 for hay for all horses for one month
$1400 sponsor all horses for one month
$2500 sponsor one horses food and health care needs for one year

Funds are also needed for emergency medical care, to rescue horses from auction, transportation, foster care, shelter in place, training,  office and administration costs, etc.    Donations allows us to extend help to more horses and meet our mission.  As you can see no donation is too small and every donation makes the difference for the horses in need.

On this Giving Tuesday, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to EqWBR.   Checks can be mailed to PO Box 2722, Snowflake, AZ 85937-6119, credit cards can be used via PayPal using our email address, or by clicking this DONATE link.

Thank you for making a difference!


Christine Griffin, Founder & President
Equine WellBeing Rescue Inc.
A 501c3 Public Charity

Checks can be sent to PO Box 2722, Snowflake, AZ 85937.
We are a 501c3 Public Charity #45-2835562 so your donations are tax-deductible.

Members of: Unwanted Horse Coalition, Homes for Horses Coalition, A Home for Every Horse program, Humane Society Veterinary Medical Assoc., Fleet of Angels and many more.

   ASPCA (link)

Monday, November 25, 2013

Saying Goodbye to Daisy

Social media allows the ability for people to instantly upload photos and make post for all to see, not so with a blog.  It takes time to create a post and this one was many days coming.  The loss of any animal brings heartache to those who loved it and finding the words to express myself about Daisy have been tough.  Not for lack of love or caring, but simply the unexpected circumstances and working through it in my own way with time and prayer.  

I remember last spring when a post was made of Facebook for a skinny horse in Ramona needing help.  Jen at Baker Ranch Equine Rescue opened her door and her heart to this older Appaloosa mare and took her in on April 22, 2013.  The vet checked her out and was diagnosed with a degenerative disease of her hind pasterns (DSLD) she was put on Previcox for pain which seemed to help and she regained her weight and good body condition.  She had been fostered, adopted out, then returned and Jen & I agreed she could come here.

11-7-13 grazing in the oldster pasture

On November, 1st we transported Daisy and another horse named Autumn from Baker Ranch Equine Rescue in Ramona to our facility in Snowflake to live out their days in wide open spaces.  The vet was consulted about her pasterns and Daisy was cleared for transport saying the trip would be ok.  She settled right in and after slowly being introduced to the other oldsters, she totally enjoyed the room to roam in their pasture and was even seen running and kicking up her heels from time to time.  

Below is a picture I took of her sticking her tongue out after a grooming session and one of my favorites. She loved the individual attention, but also loved being with her new buddies.

11-4-13 making faces after a grooming session

On the morning of the 12th, I noticed she wasn't joining the others to eat and went to her to see what was wrong. She had a puncture on the front of her left leg above the knee, but not much blood meaning it had recently happened but no obvious signs of what caused the injury.  I moved her into a stall and immediately called the vet to come.  I then cleaned and wrapped the wound, gave her pain medication and iced the area.  Her mood was good and I let her have a nice bucket of Senior feed on an upside down water trough so she wouldn't have to bend down, brushed and talked to her.  She didn't seem in much pain, no swelling or heat of the leg, but she didn't want to put weight on it. Not good. 

In an effort to keep the weight off her front leg, she was putting it on her hind legs with the weak pasterns (ankles).  I had wrapped all her legs with standing wraps to give her support while waiting for the vet.   When he arrived he confirmed that she had a fracture that would not heal without giving her great pain on her hind legs.  He saw nothing obvious to indicate how the fracture had happened, but we suspect in a burst of energy she was running and stepped in a gopher hole.  With the burden to her weak pasterns the only loving thing to do was humanely put her down.  

Unlike the urban areas there is no removal service for body and having the space we decided to bury her here so she can stay forever.  Our deepest gratitude goes to Doug Gunther, a neighbor we had not yet met, who came to us on the 13th with his backhoe and helped us bury Daisy.  He dug a deep grave and very gently and respectfully laid her to rest.  Clearly he had done this many times.   Lary took time off work to be with me as we said prayers for this sweet horse who we were just beginning to know, but already loved.  As a tribute I marked her grave by planting Gerbra Daisy's and we finished just as the sun was setting.  


I am not sure who started the phrase of animals passing over the rainbow bridge, but rainbows are a sign from god of his promise to all the living that he will guide us through any storm.  On Saturday a rainbow appeared at Daisy's grave, went over our barn and up into the heaven's.  To me a sign that he wanted Daisy to be with him more than he wanted her to be with us.  

11-23-13 Rainbow over Daisy's grave

Rest in peace and run pain free Daisy.  It is an honor to have you here.

EqWBR, Founder & President

EqWBR is funded by the generous donations of those who love horses and want to help support our mission. If you would like to help with her final expenses or with any of the other horses at EqWBR your donation is greatly appreciated. Donations can be made online by clicking the donate button:

Checks can be sent to PO Box 2722, Snowflake, AZ 85937.   We are a 501c3 Public Charity #45-2835562 so your donations are tax-deductible.

Friday, October 25, 2013

EqWBR receives GuideStar Exchange "Silver Participant" designation!

Great news!   Today we received an email from GuideStar and here is what it had to say:

"Congratulations! You have just earned the Silver participation level for your organization through the GuideStar Exchange. This is a testament to your organization’s commitment to data transparency."

We are very please to receive this designation and recognition for our organizations transparency from the largest Non Profit information site in the country.   If you are not familiar with here is what their web-site says about them:

"Here at GuideStar we gather and disseminate information about every single IRS-registered nonprofit organization. We provide as much information as we can about each nonprofit's mission, legitimacy, impact, reputation, finances, programs, transparency, governance, and so much more. We do that so you can take the information and make the best decisions possible."

Since we are such a small organization this was just so exciting we that we just had to share.

I will update you real soon on all the other things going on this past month, but I can tell you that we have rescued and saved 3 horses, are assisting in the rehoming of two others as we speak and next week bringing 2 more rehab horses to our facility in Snowflake.   Exciting details and pictures to follow.

Have a great weekend!  

Christine Griffin
President & Founder


501c3 Public Charity #45-2835562

Our Website

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Two fillies need our help NOW! They are getting skinnier by the day! - UPDATE -SAVED!

9-19-13 UPDATE it is with great excitement that I can announce we raised the funds to purchase the neglected fillies.  They will be picked up tomorrow by Laura and it is with great excitement we have found a home in TN for the yearling filly so we can stop raising funds for transport.  

Laura has offered to keep the filly with her so she can start her care immediately, provide training and eventually find a home for her.   I think God had a different plan for this filly and wanted her to stay in TN.  

We can't thank Laura enough for all the leg work negotiating and handling the transaction with the seller, transporting to safety and immediately starting to care for their needs.   Also to Summer who has opened up her home to take in the weanling and provide for her needs. Laura will be transporting the weanling to Summer on Saturday.   Both these fillies will finally be getting the food and care they need.  

Stay tuned for pictures and a follow-up story when they are settled with their new families. 

We would like to thank the following donors: Lisa L, Maritza, Linda J, Debbie S, Cindy S, Cheri L and Terri L. Mark R & Lynn L, Lisa D and Kelly D for your donations to help the horses.   What an awesome horse family we have!!!!     You have helped save two more young lives!!!!

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It has been a while since my last post and I have had every intention of giving you an update of all the work going on at the ranch to prepare the barn for the winter and repair delayed maintenance, but daily care of our special needs horses and all that other work has kept me pretty darned busy. So please accept my apologize.

Over the last several weeks I have been monitoring a post through Paso Fino Urgent Rescue's FaceBook page that started on August 4th with a link to a Craigslist ad.   A man in Tennessee was trying to sell 3 Paso Finos, the mom, her yearling filly and this year foal which he had weaned from the mare so she needs to feed herself.

He purchased the pregnant mare and her filly last year as a surprise for his wife. The surprise turned out to be that she is not interested in the horses, now he wants them gone as they have other horses too.   They were skinny in August.   Over the past months there have been no buyers even though they are registrable with great breeding and he has lowered the prices dramatically.  No rescues have stepped in to help either.

More recent posts from Laura, a lady who went out to visit the horses, stated that they are in worse condition than advertised because they are pasture fed and that particular area of TN has gotten little rain to keep the grass growing.  These are not the only horses feeding off the pasture and the younger ones are chased away by the older horses. They do not feed hay or grain to supplement.  These young fillies are getting skinnier by the day!  Laura found someone interested in the mare, but not the fillies.

Having just adopted out our orphaned foal Prince William, also a Paso Fino in dire straights, we have stepped in to rescue these sweet babies.   With Laura as our local coordinator we are working to get the horses to safety and start proper nutrition and care as we speak.   They are malnourished, underweight, wormy, need their feet done, vaccines and look worse than their pictures.

Paso Fino weanling approximately 6 months old 9/13/13

Paso Fino yearling filly picture taken 9/13/13
We have found a home for the weanling foal in NW Tennessee with Summer Holloman through our fellow rescue, friend and hauler Deanna Tierney and Summer has offered to take her in, get her healthy and provide a loving home.   The precious yearling we have not been able to find a local home for so we need to bring her to EqWBR to receive care, get her health and once healthy get her training just like we did with Prince William.

We need your help.   Funds are needed immediately to buy them from the owner (he has reduced his price to $300 per horse - $600 for the two fillies) by week end, transport quoted is $900 to get the yearling to AZ, initial health care needs and ongoing feed for the yearling filly (the lower picture above).    Our fundraising goal is $2000 and we are hoping that you can help us reach that goal.  Please share this blog post with others so they can help too.

Donations can be made online by clicking the donate button:

Checks can be sent to PO Box 2722, Snowflake, AZ 85937.   We are a 501c3 Public Charity #45-2835562 so your donations are tax-deductible.

Time is of the essence for these young horses since every day they stay with the current owner, they are neglected and don't have enough to eat.  Our hearts go out to babies who are true innocents of circumstances or in this case the poor choices of the humans who own them.  Each day they remain there, their health worsens.    Help us help them!

Thank you all so very much for your continued support without you we simply couldn't help horses like these sweet fillies.

All our best,

Christine Griffin, Pres.
Equine WellBeing Rescue Inc.

501c3 Public Charity #45-2835562

Our Website

Friday, July 19, 2013

Fun Fundraiser to Feed the Horses!

EqWBR has five oldsters with special needs and one youngster growing like a weed.  Our funds are running low and the need for food donations is great so we are offering two fun items that you can order and help us care for the horses.  We stepped in to rescue emaciated, abandoned and other horses in GREAT need, then Liam the baby who needed and received his surgery, now we need help with their on going care and feed (pictures below). 

A wonderful family sponsors Maverick and we got donations for Ashley back in May which is such a true blessing, but Max, Danny, Gwen and Liam have no sponsors and very little in funds ever donated to provide for them.   To feed and provide for those four costs over $500 a month so every dollar donated is greatly appreciated.  

Please consider making a donation, helping the horses and having a pretty wine glass or mug to enjoy and show off to your friends.   They would make great gifts too.   Donate via PayPal using email: or snail mail to EqWBR PO Box 2722, Snowflake, AZ 85937.  

Hand painted $20 donation
Coffee mug $10 donation

Shipping will be extra based on what you order and where it is being shipped and I can let you know how much it will be and bill you.   Call or email me if you have any questions. 

If you are willing to be a monthly sponsor or partial sponsor for any of the horses that would be AWESOME!  

very big thank you to Jen Baker who has hand painted the wine glasses in an effort to help our horses.  

On behalf of Maverick, Danny, Gwen and Liam,  Thank You!

Christine Griffin
Founder & President

EqWBR is a 501c3 Public Charity
EIN #45-2385562   Donations are tax-deductible

Max - elderly TWH from Riverside Animal Control Sept 2013 & after a few months.  At 30+ and with few teeth left he requires mostly senior feed and some hay to keep his weight on which is a big challenge since it requires a lot.   
Danny 23+ gaited horse rescued Sept. 2012
Danny  April 2013

Gwen 20+ TWH rescued 2008 is prone to colic so she gets very special attention
Liam rescued from Mike's Auction in Feb. 2013 approx 4-6 months old,  needing hernia surgery and castration.
Liam 7-16-2013 our ambassador to young people wanting to learn about horses pictured with Devin.
If you would like to sponsor any of these horses on a monthly basis through regular donations of any size, please let me know.  

We are a 501c3 Public Charity, Fed ID #45-2835562   Donations are tax-deductible

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Maverick's Left Hind Leg Injury

Earlier this week Maverick, the gelding rescued from Riverside Animal Services after being abandoned, started to limp a little and walk on the toe of his left hind leg.   Thinking that he probably got kicked or kicked a pipe panel and it was sore, I kept a close eye on it checking for swelling, heat, lack of pulse, flexibility and did light stretching to give controlled movement and anti-inflammatories (Previcox which is easier on their stomachs than bute).
It just wasn't getting better and he started to carry it knuckled over so I called the vet.  On Thursday the vet came out and didn't see anything obvious so we decided to take x-rays.   We got those on Friday and really didn't find anything conclusive enough to cause him to not want to put weight on his toe and drag it like this.   A small amount of periosteal reaction on the dorsal aspect of the P2 - little extra bone growth on the front/top side of the short pastern or 2nd phalanx.   
The picture below shows a good view of the lower leg area and the P2 is the 2nd phalanx.

In discussion with the vet here and also with Dr. Grove at West Coast Equine Medicine, whom I used to work for and is helping by donating his consultations, we decided to splint the injury while it is healing so the tendons and ligaments don't want to stay in the knuckled over position.  If this isn't working over the weekend, we will start casting it on Tuesday.

Hummmm....make a splint, easy if you have everything on hand, which we had most because I like to keep a variety of medical needs here, just not the actual splint stays. Little did we know when we bought a table saw last week to cut and trim the lumber we are using to fix the barn that we would be using it for medical care for one of the horses.   We had a 2'' diameter pvc pipe so Lary cut is to make two side splint pieces.   
We filed down the edges so they wouldn't dig into his leg under pressure and then covered them with duct tape to further soften the edges.  Plastic sweat scrapers may have worked, but we didn't have any on hand. The picture below shows how we wrapped the split stays with tape.  
Padding the leg first to prevent any pinching, we were able to get the foot slightly extended and apply the splint.   We then covered it with wraps so if he did kick out with it, he wouldn't hurt himself further.   We did not get his hoof extended as flat as we would have liked it, but a little at a time is important to not cause him additional pain.  The picture below was from Friday night.
Saturday morning we went out to remove the splint so I could do some physical therapy once again stretching the hoof and lower leg so he could lay it flat in a normal position.   It is SO tight this takes a lot of stretching so he relaxes it and we get movement.   I also did some muscle massage through the hips, pelvis and leg muscles on both sides to give some relief from the muscle compensation to offset his weight.  

Back at the table saw again, this time Lary took 4'' ABS plastic sewer pipe and made splint stays that would work on the front and back giving more support from the bending and to distribute his weight so he can try to start standing on his toe and eventually flat footed.  Again lots of padding is applied first to avoid any pinching then the plastic is taped really well so the tape won't break under movement.  
Maverick is a good patient.   The vet was surprised how well he did taking the x-rays and though the physical therapy and splinting causes discomfort, he doesn't do anything more than try to pull his leg away.  We can't sedate him to do this because his front legs are so arthritic and his right hind is already bearing too much weight, sedation could make it more difficult for him to stand.   It's not fancy, but it is functional.  
As you can see with the extra support of the splint, he is actually bearing some weight on his toe.  We will check/change the splint a couple times a day to check for pinching, swelling, lack of circulation and to allow me to provide some more physical therapy.   We are hoping this is just a tendon or ligament issue and with constant care and stall rest over the next many days, we can get him back to normal.   Without that, his other legs simply won't be able to sustain his weight in the condition they are in.   This poor old boy was definitely used hard before he was tossed away.   We love this guy and will do everything we can help him.   

We finally got his weight perfect, the dermatitis issues resolved and now this.   His mood is good, his appetite great and he is a friendly as ever.   This last photo shows just what he thinks about this whole thing....
Maverick says, "you can have that thing."
We will keep everyone up to date on his condition and ask for every one's prayers for a full recovery.  The alternative is a route we don't want to take unless there is no possible other choice.  If you would like to help, we appreciate any donations that will help us by splint materials, bandage materials, medicines and the vet bill with possible more x-rays.  

5-28-13 Update 
5-28-13 starting to bear weight on it.

We have removed the splinting and he is starting to bear some weight on it and walking around.  He still limps and yesterday the vet said he felt the diagnosis was fibromyopathy - where he is have muscle weakness from possible prior injury as a roping horse or whatever he was used for.  He has recommended surgery down in Phoenix that will cost approx. $2000.   I will need to contact the vets in Phoenix to determine what the recovery process would be and how the arthritic legs would sustain the weight during recovery and what the success rate is for a horse of his age.   Not looking forward to that call.   It is an option I will be getting a lot of information about first.   In the meantime. I will start taking him out for short walks and see how he does.   

To me much of this unknown really does lead to guess work by many with no history on him and with inconclusive xrays, it is a process of elimination of what the issue truly is and how we move forward to help him heal, if he can.  

Donations can be made via PayPal using our email  or checks can be mailed to 8369 Buckskin Trail, Snowflake, AZ  85937 (we have given up on the Ramona Post Office forwarding our mail) and are greatly appreciated.   Thank you So much!

Happy Memorial Day and Thank You to all who have and do serve our country and keep us free!

Pres. & Founder
Equine WellBeing Rescue Inc.

We are a 501c3 Public Charity, Fed ID #45-2835562   Donations are tax-deductible

Checks can be mailed to EqWBR 8362 Buckskin Trail, Snowflake, AZ 85937 Thank you!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Our Hearts and Prayers to the families of the Tornadoes in OK

Horses bodies are scattered among the debris.   Devastating loss of life for animals in the tornadoes path. 
The major news stations have aired so many pictures of the tornado and talked about the horrendous damage and loss of human lives which is devastating.  The loss of animal lives was huge.    Orr Family Farm in Moore, OK. sustained a loss of up to 100 horses.   Most dying in the tornado and many having to be put down because of the injuries sustained.    All the buildings have destruction and some can be seen on their Facebook page OrrFamilyFarm.

If you feel you want to donate to help various ways, I have a few things noted below where you can make donations.   We are not endorsing any of these, rather just sharing the information.

They are also accepting donations via PayPal using this link: Donate to Orr Family Farm.  

Neighboring farm, Celestial Acres, was also hardly hit, but there was 34 horses confirmed alive.  I am unsure if they are needing funds or have set up a fund raiser.

The American Quarter Horse Association is raising funds and here is their link: Aqua Tornado Relief Fund .

I found this post on Facebook (but have not confirmed):

Facebook has several pages for recovery, found pets, lost pets, how to help or donate, etc. that you can search. Here is the link to: OK Pets lost and found

As always, the Red Cross and Salvation Army are helping and will take donations.

As a horse owner, and a horse rescue, we understand the close relationship people have with their beloved horses and know these owners hearts are breaking to pieces as are those whose families lost children or other family members.    We feel great sadness for them all and will continue our prayers to ease their pain.