Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy for the horses thanks to YOU!

Today cold weather moves in and the snow is on its way and I find myself relieved that Fancy will not have to deal with the winter storm in her advanced state of cancer. She is safe and warm in heaven and totally out of pain.

As this year comes to an end I was hit pretty hard with the number of horses that crossed the rainbow bridge this year.  Though I miss them, I realize I should be happy and celebrate how together we made their lives better, provided the care they needed and the love they yearned for if only for a few days.   

They all had maladies, many sick and in pain being neglected by others.   Some rescued by others then coming to us for their final days and others rescued by us and in the care of our wonderful foster or adopted families who stepped in to help simply because we asked.  

God put them in our path knowing they would get their needs met and brought home to heaven where they belonged because it was their time and he wanted their suffering and pain to end.  

We are able to provide for these horses and others because of YOU.    Your love for animals abounds.  Financial support allows us to help and appropriately care for each and every one, physical help with transport, housing, care giving, foster or adoption allows us to help horses all over, volunteers help us sustain here at the ranch and your moral support helps me carry on when the going gets tough especially those days I want to throw in the towel.  

Together we enriched all their lives if only for a short time.   Now this year comes to an end I want to thank you for all you have done to help us help these horses and honor their needs.  Those blessed with a final act of kindness and those still in our care. 

As we say goodbye to 2014 I am happy for the horses and it is thanks to you!


​Thanks from Autumn, Danny, Duncan, Gen, Gwen, Jewel, Liam, Lucky, Nikia and Ruby who your donations continue to support and provide for.

Thanks from Maverick, Tucker, Max, Babee, Badger, Moose, Sheree, Morning Glory & Fancy​ who were loved and were released from pain. 

Thanks from those unknown who will need us in the future.

Happy New Year and blessings to you in 2015!

Christine & Lary Griffin
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help the horses.  Checks can be mailed to EqWBR, PO Box 2722, Snowflake, AZ 85937 and if you want to use PayPal just click the donate button.  We are a 501c3 Public Charity so your donations are tax-deductible.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Farewell our little miss Fancy pants.....

God looked around the garden and saw an empty space.
He then looked down upon the earth and saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest.
God's garden must be beautiful for he only takes the best.

He saw the road was getting rough, and the hills were hard to climb.
So he closed your weary eyelids and whispered "Peace be thine."
It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone;
For part of us went with you, last night when God called you home.

Fancy was the kindest, gentlest soul. She tolerated cleaning and treating her melanoma's without a fuss, snuggled and loved in such a tender way.   Our hospice care could no longer help her pain and infection and last night she crossed the rainbow bridge.  This is my favorite photo of her and so appropriate as she was laid to rest shortly after sunset last night as the stars welcomed her to heaven.

Fancy you touched our lives in ways you will never know.  We love you so much.   My heart aches and tears are falling knowing I can never wrap you in my arms again.

I love you my little miss Fancy pants.......

Thursday, December 18, 2014

4 Donkeys need a home asap!

Update 12-23-14 - 
Thank you all who shared this need and responded to the call for help.   We got this out on Facebook and put an ad in the local Craigslist and some wonderful families stepped forward to provide home.  We fielded over a dozen calls and  many emails.  Good news is two were placed together with a local family and they are keeping two.  Thank you all!

A local family has fallen on hard times.  Homes have been found for their horses and now we want to help them find homes for these four lovely donkeys.  Three are Johns (gelded) and one is a Jenny (female).  Ages range from 4 - 12 years old and all are easy to handle.   They have had their feet done regularly and been well cared for but family income has changed and they can no longer afford the high cost of hay.  

If you are interested in any of them please contact me.  They do not need to stay together, but it would be nice.   We are trying to find homes rather than sanctuary because they are all so very sweet.   I think the upper left is the oldest John and the lower right is the youngest John, the top right is the Jenny and bottom left a John, but can verify to anyone truly interested. ​

Please contact me at 760-703-4860 if you are interested in providing a forever home for any of them.   

Thank you!!!!


Monday, December 1, 2014

Can You Help on this #GivingTuesday?

Thanksgiving is a time to contemplate things we are thankful for. Equine WellBeing Rescue is deeply grateful that with your generous donations and heartfelt support we have been able directly help 46 horses and indirectly 90 horses for a total so far this year of 136 horses.   Lives YOU have helped change.

This is also an occasion when people consider making year end donations to their favorite organizations and helping those charities whose missions they support.  Along with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving is "#Giving Tuesday".

This #Giving Tuesday we ask you to please consider making a donation to Equine WellBeing Rescue Inc., so we can continue our mission of helping horses in need and supporting those we currently provide for including Autumn, Danny, Duncan, Fancy, Gen, Gwen, Jewel, Liam, Lucky, Nikia & Ruby.

We started 2014 with seven horses at the ranch and since then there have been:
11 new horses to EqWBR, 3 of our horses have been adopted,1 is in foster care.
5 horses are currently being assessed for their immediate needs and possible homes.
18 horses were individually networked into new homes. Behind the scenes we assisted two groups of 20 horses, one of 10 horses and another group of 40.
3 horses were in an emergency situation and we provided food so they could remain in their homes. We provided medical care for 4 horses in their homes.
Maverick, Tucker, Max, Babee, Moose and Sheree, beloved horses we very sadly said good-bye to after struggles with various illnesses.

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

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 1 horse for 1 week or a bag of hay pellets or beet pulp, fly mask or halter.
$25 a bag of senior horse feed, bag of rice bran or bottle of mild pain med/sedative.
$35 one hoof trim, one bottle of ulcer medicine or tube of oral pain medicine.
$50 feed 2 for 1 1/2 weeks, a container of joint supplement, barn & medical supplies.
$75 winter blanket, one vet call fee or one pipe panel/gate for fencing and stalls.
$100 hay for one growing horse (5 bales month), 4 senior feed or medical supplies.
$200 sponsor hay, feed pellets, supplements & 1/2 trim (done every other month) for one elderly horse at the sanctuary.
$385 cost to trim all horses at one time.
$1040 sponsor hay for one horse for a year.
$2400 sponsor hay, feed & supplements, trims, all horses for one month.
$2800 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, etc.  Donations allow us to extend help to more horses and meet our mission.  

No donation is too small and donations combined make the difference for SO MANY HORSES.
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 by clicking this link:

The horses thank you for making such a huge difference in their lives and we thank you too.   You are a true blessing to them all. 

My very warmest regards,

Christine Griffin
Founder & President  760-703-4860

​EqWBR is a 501c3 Public Charity #45-2835562 so your donation is tax deductible.​