AUGUST BUCKET FUND
Three days ago I wrote about how the HORSE AND MAN group collected enough money to feed yearlings in a killpen which then garnered enough time for the diligent ’round the clock workerbees to find all 33 of them homes! It was incredible and everyone was thrilled that all of these babies (and a few mares) found new homes.
You can read that story here.
NUMNUTZ KEEPS DROPPING OFF MORE…
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Sadly, that same negligent (I can think of a better word…) breeder keeps dropping off more and more of his stock. The older ones are sacrificing their lives for the younger, more adoptable horses. (bowing head)
The only good part is we hope he is out of the business for good…
Debra (the woman spearheading these rescues) is just a regular person like you and me. She heard about this horrible breeder dumping all of his mares/babies and she was outraged. So, she took it upon herself to negotiate with the feedlot for time on the small (less fat) ones. And, she’s running herself ragged trying to save them all.
Not easy. But she’s doing it.
So far, she has placed 36 horses in just over a week! Unbelievable. Many of them she is temporarily housing at her ranch.
I’m sure she will run out of friends, workers and helpers in time – but she still has the fire to finish the job. Bless her!
TODAY’S LOAD IS 9 YEARLINGS, 3 NURSING MARES with foals AND 3 ORPHANED FOALS.
Right now, Debra is reporting 9 yearlings, 3 orphaned foals (their moms shipped) and 3 nursing mare pairs were just put into the killpen by the same guy. Ugh. All are in good weight and nicely conformed. He was an irresponsible breeder but he had a good eye, they say.
She hopes to save them. She just needs time and solid offers of temporary or forever homes.
The least we can do is help her feed the ones she has saved that are now on lay-over at her ranch. Also, we can help with their vet bills and hopefully help her bail a few more if/when homes open up. If the money is ready, she can grab at the opportunities as they arise.
LET’S HELP FOR AS LONG AS WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
I say, for the rest of the month, let’s help her with the easy part – funds. Let’s tell her that the August Bucket Fund is hers to feed the transitioning horses and to hopefully get the mares and babies homes. Debra has already placed 35 of these doomed horses in just over a week! She can do it again.
LET’S HELP! $3 is a Starbucks or it could feed a yearling or mare/foal for a day! A drop in the bucket may easily save a life.
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