June BUCKET FUND RECEIPT and an update on Storm!

June’s Bucket for Buster (you can read his story here) went very well!

Even though we didn’t raise the goal amount, we still reached our goal because Buster picked up 3 partial sponsors!

So, on top of the $2700 that we raised for a year of Buster’s senior needs, he has also been pledged $135/month in sponsor donations!


I don’t know how much longer a healthy 42 year-old horse can live, but ching-ching (glass clinking) to all of you who held good thoughts and donated to Buster – and to all those who care for him at Sweetwater Ranch!

From Sweetwater Ranch to all of you:

SWR Adoption 911/ Healing Hooves would like to give a gigantic THANK YOU to Horse & Man.
This months fundraiser in Busters honor yielded more than we could of ever expected.
Thank you (Horse and Man Group) for giving back to the animals!!!! You are a gem xoxoxoxoxoxox

June Bucket Fund receipt for Buster and Sweetwater Ranch.

June Bucket Fund receipt for Buster and Sweetwater Ranch.


Storm was our Bucket Fund horse for the month of May.   She had a terrible wither infection that could not be resolved without surgery.  At that time, her chances were debatable … but since she was such a young and loving mare, with lots of life, the decision was made to help her.

(You can read Storm’s story here.)

Well, here is an update from a month after surgery!

From Annette (here is her FB page with photos of Storm.):

Thank you  (the) Horse and Man (Group) for making this possible for Storm. She is healing well and back home again thanks to you and your kind friends!

She has a long time to heal. Dr. Galupo said she may be ridable in time. When I saw him for her post care instructions he said Storm gave him a stronger faith and 10 is a great number! He had a huge smile and gave me a big hug . Originally he only gave her a 10 percent survival ratio. I told him to have faith and 10 is a great #. I told him Storm is a survivor and she will do her part if he does his. He told me now after close to a month of care that he is a believer in her. We are praying that the infection doesn’t come back. If it does it will be isolated and and easier procedure to do. Thank you Dawn for believing in Storm. She is so happy to be home. I have lots and lots of pictures posted of her journey home on my page. Thank you so much! I couldn’t have done it without you! You are an angel! I would love for you to see Storm one day and I would love to give you a big hug!


Storm and her special friend, Gracie, on her first day back home. Storm loooves kids!

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Annette cleaning Storm’s surgery site.

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Alive, alert and happy!

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More of the daily procedure.

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This looks so much better!!

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Storm visiting…

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Truly amazing.

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The good DR with his huge fan, Annette.


I don’t know anything about these donks but I do know that donkeys are wonderful animals… I have one and she is a terrific guard donk and a real sweet girl.  I would have a dozen if I had room.

So, if you can help, or pass this along, please do:

Please see the news about the auction for 90 burros in the e-mail below.  The good news is that 60 were saved.  The Not So Good news is: there are 30 jacks left at the auction location.  Anyone need a guard burro or two for your horses or cows?  Do you have friends with horses or cows?  We could start a trend that would be good for the burros and good for the adopters.  If you are interested in adopting one or more of the 30 not adopted, Ruthanne Penn suggested it might be best to contact the two people from AZ Dept of Ag and work with them directly.  I understood that the burros would stay at the location of the auction until test results were known.  According to the auction flyer the address is:
Location: Heiden Land & Cattle Company
at 26200 W. Broadway Rd., Buckeye, AZ.
The phone number on the flyer was: 602?542?4293.
Directions to the location:
Take Exit 114 off the I?10 at Miller Rd., go
south for 1.9 miles, turn west onto Broadway
Rd., and continue for about 1.5 miles.
Here is the contact information I found for the AZ Dept. of Agriculture:
Arizona Department of Agriculture
1688 W. Adams St
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Here is the information I found for the Animal Service Division:
Animal Services Division
Associate Director – Leatta McLaughlin Email 602-542-4293
State Veterinarian – Dr. Perry Durham Email 602-542-4293
Karen Pomroy reported that of the 17 burros they were able to get, 11 are being fostered and will be in need of homes.  If you are interested in giving a home to a new best friend burro, her contact information is:
Karen Pomroy
Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary
“A Voice for the Voiceless”
Ph: 520-398-2814
Fx: 520-398-3221

Burros are wonderful.   Here's an opportunity to save lives in AZ.

Burros are wonderful. Here’s an opportunity to save lives in AZ.


4TH OF JULY SALE (Actually, the sale is July 1 – 8) on EQUION!!

I wanted to pass this onward for those of you who use Equion (I love this simple and great supplement – great coats, great feet, great absorption.  I’ve been using it for over 20 years.)

Enzion is having a 20% off sale so now is a good time to purchase any of their products.  I use Equion daily.   There are several other ‘no frills but great’ supplements on the site.

Anyway, the sale code to use during checkout to get your sale price is:  20PCT

The link is here.  (No Affiliation)


Click image to go to the sale - the discount code is 20PCT

Click image to go to the sale – the discount code is 20PCT


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