Our initial September Bucket Fund was for Ambrosia, the mare found roaming a residential street – incredibly skinny with pneumonia – who was miraculously rescued and was on the way to recovery … her heart gave out. So Sad.
Our donation of $2115 will help greatly with her medical bills!
Thank you one and all. I know there was a huge outpouring of support and love for her. Many were touched by her courage. Many were devastated by her unexpected passing.
She now runs strong and free.
*The September Redemption Bucket Fund Receipt in honor of the stuffed mules of Lubbock, Texas – for the 30 member family herd of the Nevada Hidden Valley Wild Horses that were saved off of the Fallon Feedlot – is not available to us yet because we haven’t figured out how to negotiate the donation via Pay Pal. The Bucket Fund does not have a checking account or a credit card; everything is done through Pay Pal.
I’m sure we will have it figured out in a few days…
SAD STORY FOR CASTIAC HORSES…
These kinds of stories just make me sad for all involved… I want the Shelter folks to rest easy at night and I want the horses to have homes.
I’m writing about this one because it is in my home state. I’m sure there are other situations just like this across the country. (Sigh)
Here’s the deal. The people who work at the Castiac Human Society worked feverishly to nurture these horses and bring them back to health…
But now, because the County (not the Shelter) has imposed a mandatory euthanasia rule after so many days, these loved horses are facing the end…
Please don’t call the Shelter to complain. It isn’t their idea. It is a County rule. The workers at the Shelter are doing everything they can to place these horses.
The vet and caretakers from the Shelter do not want this to happen and are making themselves crazy trying to place these horses.
THE PART THAT MAKES NO SENSE TO ME
This makes no sense to me.
Why cure them, feed and nurture them – to kill them?
I guess they figure any time is good time…
But whatever the case, the workers at the Shelter are feeling desperate today. Desperate.
The Shelter vet is totally involved and willing to speak to any good home who has interest.
I’ll say that again:
THE VET AT THE SHELTER IS GOING CRAZY TRYING TO PLACE THESE HORSES
So, that means that you can call the actual vet at the shelter: (661) 702-7098 and talk to Kathy Baxter (Shelter Veterinarian) or Karen Stepp (Shelter Manager). Please be nice as they are not the ones who make the rules.
If you know of anyone or if you have any room to house these fine horses who were brought to health and now face their time limit, PLEASE contact: (661) 702-7098 and talk to Kathy Baxter (Shelter Veterinarian) or Karen Stepp (Shelter Manager).
HERE ARE THE HORSES LOCATED IN CASTIAC, CA (near Magic Mountain!)
Bring your horse trailer, stop at Magic Mountain for some fun, and on the way back home, save a life…
IF YOU KNOW OF ANYONE WHO COULD ADOPT THESE HORSES, PLEASE PASS ON THE INFORMATION…
Here is the contact info:
Please don’t let the county force euthanization on this shelter. They are very caring and try very hard to network their horses out and find good homes for them. These horses are typically up for adoption for less than $100, on some rare occasions more, but they try to make it as affordable for good adopters as possible.
31044 N. Charlie Canyon Rd.
Castaic, CA 91384
(661) 702-7098 and talk to Kathy Baxter (Shelter Veterinarian) or Karen Stepp (Shelter Manager
Monday – Thursday: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Take the 5 Freeway, exit on Parker Road and go east. Make right on Castaic Road merge onto Tapia Canyon Road and make a left on Charlie Canyon Road.
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