|Shelter after the micro burst that carried it over 50 feet.|
UPDATE 9-22-15 This has been a grueling few weeks and it seems the storm was just the beginning. I have healed from my scratches and bruises and we have fixed that shelter and assembled another so now all the donkeys have cover.
|Paco Lips in quarantine with a runny nose|
Continued 9-24-15 A second storm came through two days ago leaving puddles and mud everywhere. We got over an inch and since we are down hill from many places in the neighborhood we had rivers running through our pastures. We lost about $150 worth of hay that got wet and has since mildewed. Lots of clean-up, but blessed that we were able to house all the horses in the barn during the worst of it.
Gwen has produced new abscesses, just when we thought she had healed fully. Yesterday I lanced the newest one and about 3 cups of drainage came out of her chest. She had a slight fever so we are treating that along with cleaning the area, expressing any new fluids and tight fly control. She seemed to be feeling a little better today.
Princess has been with us for 3 months and is now at a very good weight and her mood is awesome. As soon as her leg wound heals she will be back out with the herd again. She does require senior type pelleted feed every day. As a member of the A Home For Every Horse Program, we received coupons from Purina for 20 free bags of feed which went quickly with her eating 20lbs of feed a day. But we are thankful to have gotten the coupons and love being part of that program.
On August 8th we hosted an ATV open house for people who enjoy both off-road riding and have a love for horses as a way to introduce some to the rescue and thank others for their support. We had a nice sunset ride and dinner and a good time was had by all. The hit of the event was everyone meeting Chancer, Raylan and Avery. They loved the babies. We raised a little over $400 which was so appreciated.
This has been a very busy summer. A new enclosure was built for the donkeys, shelters purchased for that and the outside quarantine enclosure and pipe panels with costs totaling $1850. Training for Liam $1000. Veterinary expenses for all the recent health care $554.25, medicines, health care supplies and bandaging over $400. Upcoming expenses include hoof care, dentals, vaccines and the castration of the 3 colts, Avery, Raylan and Chancer with estimated costs of $2500. Hay runs $375-$400 a week and pellets and supplements $70 a week.
Updated 9-28-15 It just keeps getting better....over the weekend while trenching to put in more exterior faucets throughout the property and also some irrigation, the electrical wiring to the barn was damaged and now need to be repaired. I am beginning to feel like we are being tested to see what we can handle. Eleanor Roosevelt said, "A woman is like a tea bag, you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."
We need your help! While we try to find homes for the donkeys and horses that are adoptable or can be fostered and continue the health care for the sick and injured, we would appreciate ANY donation that you could make to help us meet our expenses. 100% of your donation goes to care for the equine. I have never taken any salary nor does the rescue pay rent, we continue to donate our time to keep costs down and help everywhere we can. If you can help now it is really, really needed.
Checks can be mailed to PO Box 2722, Snowflake, AZ 85937 or you can click this link to our PayPal account:
We currently have 22 equine and one cat at the ranch from ages 10 weeks to 27 years old that have been saved from bad situations and your donations make all the difference in the world to them.
|Chancer's life is in our hands!|