There are many great charities that help in wonderful ways and at the end of the year people want to make those last minute donations for tax purposes. Please consider a tax-deductible donation to us when making your choices.
Right now we have a special purpose in mind. For over 10 years we have relied on borrowing a trailer. With a special donation we received this month and the additional amount we hope to raise by year end we will be able to purchase the trailer above, our goal is to raise at least $1500.
From mid September till now Naomi, Amore' & Tanner, Little, Millie & Walker, Blue & 2J, Atlas & Timothy, Sig & Elizabeth, Peony & Woody, mini donkey Brandy, Sam & Elliott, Prince William and Hank (Spanky) have all gone to their new homes...most needing us to use a trailer to transport them.
Just think of how your donation can help us continue our mission and help so many horses, donkeys and minis!
I also want to take a moment to celebrate Missy's one year anniversary at the rescue. She arrived with a body condition score 2 of 9, emaciated. She is thriving and enjoying her retirement with the other oldsters at the rescue.
November 16th, Sumara and Nuna joined Peyton, Caleb and Thumper who were also rescued from the ISPMB (Intl Society for Protection of Mustangs & Burros) in South Dakota after horses were impounded by local law enforcement. These two mares have spent little time around humans and will get training this spring after settling in.
December 5th, CC Bloom rejoined the rescue as is currently being fostered by Jill O'Shea and her family while we find a wonderful adoptive home for her. We had her teeth and bodywork done and Jill had her feet done. We can't thank the O'Shea family enough for fostering her during this process.
Also on December 5th, I drove through rain and snow into the very, very rural community along Blue River to bring Pancho to live a the rescue. In his mid-twenties, his owners were unable to keep him any longer and with no other livestock he was lonely. He fits right in here and is such a love bug.
Sadly on Dec. 22nd, we had to say goodbye to Journie. She arrived at EqWBR in January of 2012, one of many orphaned foals rescued by Debra Hawk in 2011. She was adopted by Allie who took such wonderful care and loved her with all her heart. At age three it was discovered she had ring bone in her left hind foot, probably caused by an injury as a foal and could not be ridden until the bones fused.
Journie came back to the rescue in 2016. She was put on pain meds and we hoped the pastern bones would still fuse.This fall her lameness worsened so we had more xrays taken. It was clear the bones would not fuse and surgery was not an option because there was too much arthritis.
We doubled her pain meds, but the cold winter weather made it clear she was in tremendous pain and her quality of life had gone done hill quickly. She spent too much time laying down to take the weight off her foot and became very nervous. As pray animals horses get fearful when they can no longer escape a possible predator quickly or easily and never truly relax or sleep well, and she had difficulty getting up once down for a while. We made her final months as happy as we could with lots of love and extra special care.
Our hearts are broken with her loss. She was such a beautiful, vibrant and loving mare. These decisions are so very difficult and after losing our two older dogs and my father this fall, her loss at Christmastime has hit us hard.
Run in paradise beautiful girl...free from all pain and fear. Your beauty will always be in our hearts and memories. Please watch over us, Allie and her family....we all loved you very deeply!
Grateful thanks for your continued support in helping us care for these beloved creatures.
Through great times and tough times we appreciate and treasure you!
Equine WellBeing Rescue
Equine WellBeing Rescue is a 501c3 Public Charity and 100% volunteer organization providing loving care for equine in need. Help us save and care for more lives with your tax-deductible donation by clicking the donate button up above.
Thank you so very much.