Friday, December 31, 2021
Saturday, December 18, 2021
Emergency Food Funds available for Equines
to starve because funds are so tight and the future uncertain.
Funds are now available for those in need in Arizona. This is a one time grant for feed or hay. Applicants must fill out our application form stating their need and other pertinent information, it will be reviewed and a site check done when warranted and one of our volunteers will follow up afterwards.
People can Click here for details/to apply
A little history, In 2017 we started Hope's Legacy Equine Emergency Food Fund after the starvation deaths of 2 local horses. Hope was only 5 years old yet was so thin she looked like she was in her 30's.
Through donations from local businesses, donors and this year a grant from the Doris Day Animal Foundation we have assisted 219 equines (and a few goats/piglets) from 45 families and two large groups of horses for a total of $9,857.13 since January of 2017.
A small portion of those funds were used to assist 3 equines whose health required humane euthanasia and the families wanted to do the right thing but needed financial assistance. In an effort to be sure those equines didn't suffer a day longer than necessary we assisted with limited funds.
Rimson, Buddie and all the horses, donkeys and minis at the rescue thank everyone who has donated so we can help local equines in need especially the Doris Day Animal Foundation who supported our efforts with a $10,000 grant.
HUGE thank you!
Please let us know if we can be of assistance.
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
2022 Calendars are here!!!!! Order now.
The response to our 2022 calendars has been outstanding. We have a few still available and they make wonderful holiday gifts while raising funds for the rescue at the same time. If you order by the 16th we can get them to you before Christmas.
If you would like to place an order for calendars just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, with how many you would like and include your mailing address. We will let you know how much your total cost with shipping is and get them out as soon as possible.
If you have any questions just give us a call at 760-703-4860.
Thank you all so very, very much!
Teddy, the general, and all of us at the rescue wish you a very
Giving Tuesday results and our newest rescue, Blue
Before we talk about Blue, our newest rescue, we want to give everyone an update on the fundraising effort on GivingTuesday (November 30, 2021). We had a matching grant from The Maverick Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego in the amount of $5000!!!
THE GOOD NEWS IS WE MATCHED THAT IN DONATIONS....if fact we exceeded it. With the checks deposited today our total funds raised is $8,974, add the $5000 for a total of $13,974. Rimson & Buddie say THANK YOU.
Our goal was to match the grant so we could purchase a Bemer Horse Kit. It provides electromagnetic therapy to help increase blood flow, bringing oxygen and nutrients to the tissues, muscles and help promote healing or pain reduction for many, many ailments our equines have and you helped us reach that goal.
We now have two horses in our refeeding program and hopefully they will gain weight at the same speed. King is in the near stall and Blue behind. They get along well which is a true blessing.
King is getting 18 pounds of Purina Equine Senior feed a day and we are increasing Blue's senior feed daily till he gets that much also. They both get alfalfa which King can only eat the flowery part, his teeth cannot chew the stems. We will be doing King's teeth tomorrow, Friday, and Blue's in a few weeks after he has settled in and has put on a little weight.
King has gained almost 200 pounds since arriving on 10-26-21 and is doing so much better. This weight is so needed with winter weather here.
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Rimson & King. Can you help this #GivingTuesday?
King continues to do better every day. Since his arrival on 10-26-21, he has gained 168 pounds and we consider him half way to his goal weight 1,050 which we anticipate will take two more months.
This year again we are participating in GivingTuesday the international day of giving. The Maverick Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation-San Diego, will match up to $5000 in donations to help the rescue and we would like to use the funds raised to purchase the Bemer therapeutic equipment so we have our own to use anytime it is needed. The cost of the Horse-Set is $4990.00 so if we can match the entire amount it will be like getting the Bemer for free. Any donations from now through next week will count.
Sonny had an abscess in his right front hoof. Before and now that the abscess has drained we helped relieve his pain with Bemer treatments.
We know there are SO MANY worthy charities all asking for funds on this #givingTuesday and we appreciate so much any funds you would consider donating to us. Since our last email we have received donations and are almost half-way to reaching our $5000 matching funds. We are hoping with your help we can reach our goal.
To make a tax-deductible donation just click the button below and it will take you to our website's donation page with options for PayPal, Venmo, Debit/Credit cards, and instructions where to mail a check.
Thank you, thank you for helping us help the horses, donkeys and minis at the rescue!!!!!
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
King, the starved horse, 4 weeks after arrival.
As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday we have SO MUCH to be thankful for.
On 10-26-21 we brought a starved gelding home when the owners said they could not put weight on him and the local authorities had been out to their house several times and had given them our name. We offered advise on how to feed him to gain weight, but they were more interested in us taking him, so take him we did.
Our friend Lynda, who originally contacted us on 9-20-21, when she saw him while out at a yard sale, named him Silver King and we want to be sure he is treated like a king too.
We started treating him with a Bemer blanket and leg wraps which helps open up blood flow bringing oxygen and nutrients to his digestive system, muscles and everywhere. This will promote better healing as he continues to gain weight and recover. Kellie has been out twice now to treat King and others.
We are finding the Bemer blanket and leg wraps are helping several of the other horses too, including Rimson who has so much scar tissue on his neck he needs constant therapy so it doesn't attach to his growing muscles.
This year again we are participating in GivingTuesday the international day of giving. The Maverick Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation-San Diego, will match up to $5000 in donations to help the rescue and we would like to use the funds raised to purchase the Bemer therapeutic equipment so we have our own to use anytime it is needed. The cost of the Horse-Set is $4990.00 so if we can match the entire amount it will be like getting the Bemer for free. Any donations from now through next week will count. We will have more details on 11-30-21, GivingTuesday too.
Mostly today we just want to share how well King is doing with you. The biggest treat of all is watching him lay down to sleep knowing he will have food to eat when he wakes up and is hungry. He no longer fears being weak and unable to fend for himself. Rest is essential to his recovery and his emotional wellbeing. When we see a previously starved horse finally relax, we know they are on the mend and will continue to blossom as they heal.
We want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and to let you know that we are thankful for the opportunity to bring King to the rescue and help him gain his health back and appreciate all you have done to help him.
HAPPY, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!