Late in the day on Christmas eve we got a call about 2 horses whose owner had been hospitalized in Tucson (4 hours away) and with no idea how long it would be before they would be able to return home.
They had no food or water and no one to feed them if there was. With snow on the ground and more on the way it was an urgent situation.
Our longtime friend Lynn knew these horses from delivering water to this off the grid place and said if we had room, she would go out in the winter storm and get them. What an angel to make the two hour round-trip drive, walk down a 1/4 mile driveway as darkness was falling to get these two to safety.
Christmas eve they were tucked in our barn out of the elements with plenty of food and fresh water. Meet Jet and Josie (formerly Joss), our 2 newest horses. Jet is only 2.5 years old and has a few injuries that we will have xrayed next week but otherwise both seem to be well and happy to be here.
Thanks to your love, support and generosity we have provided for 17 new horses and donkeys rescued, 8 horses, donkeys and minis returned for various reasons for a total of 25 intakes. 20 horses and donkeys have been adopted and 5 more are awaiting delivery to their new homes next week for a total of 25. We currently have 36 horses, donkeys and minis at the rescue of which 18 are sanctuary equine meaning they will live out their lives here and 2 are emaciation rehabs. Sadly six are angels watching over us in heaven and dearly missed.
Yesterday we got a surprise visit from Jessa (blue coat) and her family who are visiting from the Phoenix area and wanted to come to the rescue to spend some time with the horses. They groomed Josie and Jet who loved every minute and when they were ready to leave Jessa shyly walked up to me and held out her hand...she donated her Christmas money to help the horses and donkeys in our care. What a tearful moment of holiday spirit.
Thank you also to Nancy for your donation in memory of Lillian W., Shannon and the Honor Health IT Beaker Team, Wills family and Savannah in honor of Lynda P., and Rosio on behalf of Child & Family Support Services Employees for your year end donations to support the rescue.
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We wish you many blessings in 2022. May it be a very good year!