I had to post this.
This kind of news makes me crazy angry and pumped-up hopeful all at the same time.
Here’s the situation and why I find it so compelling…
I happened to have heard about a group of citizens/neighbors in Stagecoach, Nevada who are desperately trying to save their own little band of wild mustangs who were trapped illegally and given to the Department of Agriculture as estrays.
(Estrays are wild horses who are on private land and therefore do not fall under the BLMs need to protect them.)
You see, this little band of wild horses has grown up around the people of Stagecoach. The townspeople all know the horses, speak about them often and refer to them by their familiar nicknames.
It was a total shock and outrage to these kind people that their horses were baited into catchpens and then sold to the feedlot.
The horses go up for auction next week.
THE HEARTWARMING AND GUT WRENCHING PART
The townsfolk in Stagecoach are not wealthy. Yet, even at Christmastime when money could be going elsewhere, the town is banding together to save these horses! One woman has donated her large spread to house the horses… a hardware store is donating some supplies to make fencing. The townpeople are gathering to build the fencing required to keep the mustangs safe… They are passing the hat to amass food, medical monies, and to raise enough to buy these 8 mustangs back from the feedlot.
Right now, they have the fencing and some food, but not much bail money – yet.
This is where we come in…
WHAT WE CAN DO
Just like George Bailey who thought his Christmas would be dismal for him and the people of his town… I would like to have a special Bucket Fund (and gift Xmas donor gift certificates) for the “Stagecoach 8”.
I’d like to help these kind and compassionate people of Stagecoach buy back their horses that they have respected and revered.
I would like this town to succeed in reversing the misfortune of these horses by giving space to their wild ones to roam and be free.
If you feel moved, too, please donate. Every single cent goes to these horses. Every single cent counts. Even Starbucks money. It all adds up!
Each horse should sell at the meat auction for approximately $300. 8 x 400 = $2400 (goal)
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Donated….just so tired of the wild horses being rounded up and killed! They are WILD..let them live and live free!
I will send something to help. I’m spread real thin and am trying to send something to every one of my favorite rescues but I will set aside a small donation for these good people.
Please let us know how the fundraising goes!
Just when I think I can cry no more, this happens.
Our little Challis, Idaho band is facing much the same fate, tho they were “legally” gathered. I will help by sharing this, as that is all I can do.