UPDATE 8/27 MIDNIGHT: Debra has placed 32 foals, 3 mare pairs and 1 yearling! Right now, there are 11 foals, 4 mare pairs and 2 yearlings that need homes!! Well done! So far, so good… Click here to see which are adopted and which need homes.
Original Post 8/24:
Alright readers, brace yourselves. This is going to be hard to swallow… but there are 41 more foals, yearlings and mare pairs in the kill pen – however, they are the LAST.
Yes, all of these are from the same ranch. The hopeful part is that this group is the end of it.
THE REAL STORY
Since this is the last lot from the same ranch, we were told the circumstances – finally.
Here we go:
A QH breeder that had a good eye but bad business sense, went out of business. He lost his ranch. The bank owned it and the rancher left.
However, he didn’t remove any of his horses. They ran, unattended, over the acreage.
Evidently, there was enough food and water for all of these horses to maintain themselves.
(The good news is that many of them have been handled and they are not feral. And, from reports back from new adopters, the horses are kind and gorgeous!)
OK, so in comes the new ranch owner who is absolutely NOT a horse person and had no need for these horses. So, that new owner has gathered and sent all of these horses to the feedlot. The feedlot is taking them in doses, which is better for them -inventorywise. And, it turns out, better for us to place them.
So, that is the story and this is the last of them.
IN THE KILLPEN NOW:
There were 32 foals but 8 have been saved already ( 4 OF THOSE BY THE BUCKET FUND with left-over funds from the last save).
There were 6 mare pairs but one pair has been saved.
So, there are 28 foals, 3 yearlings and 5 mare pairs in the killpen right now.
–Here is a link to the page with the photos.
–If you can house any of these, please contact: StinkinRoseRanch@schat.com or by phone: 760.933.8797
–If you know of a Rescue that can take any of these, please contact: Shirley Puga: Shirley@alphavision-consulting.com
–If you would like to donate to help bail, transport and feed these horses, please donate ANY AMOUNT to the Bucket Fund linked here.
Bail: Foals: $125, Yearlings: $225, Mare Pairs: $450
PLEASE PASS THIS ONWARD. THEY NEED SOMEWHERE TO GO – HOMES OR RESCUES.
THESE ARE THE 4 WE HAVE SAVED ALREADY FROM THIS NEW GROUP!
Luckily, we had money left over in the Bucket Fund from last week’s Save so we were able to get the youngest babies off the lot and into foster care. They need special attention because they are very young and still on formula food. Evidently, their mom’s shipped a bit early… (ugh).
WE HAVE SAVED OVER 75 SO FAR!
Between everyone, including Jill at Lifesavers, The Bucket Fund has participated in saving 75+ foals, yearlings and mare pairs THIS MONTH! We have a few days left to help through the August Bucket fund.
It is amazing – the Bucket Fund has raised over $3000 for the previous horses already run through the feedlot from the same ranch. I have no idea if there is any more money out there for these new babies, but if so, please donate below.
Many heartfelt thanks.
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