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UPDATE: Granny Pony has a new name! (and donation receipts!)






Granny Pony was our Bucket Fund horse last month… She is almost blind, mid 30’s and was left at a meat auction in the same pen as large horses.  The poor girl was terrified and bruised from being pushed around.  She was skinny and very sick.  You can read her story here.

Luckily, Granny Pony was rescued and is being rehabbed by Beck Bolton of The Phoenyx Farm And Sanctuary.

All of you were so generous with donations and prayers.  THANK YOU ALL!

Here is a note from Beck Bolton – WHEN SHE MENTIONS MY NAME, just insert yours…:

GRANNY PONY NOW!

Here is a pic of Granny now!  She is still old and mostly blind, but she is happy and eating heartily!  And, her coat, although still shaggy, is shedding out well.

GRANNY PONY HAS A NEW NAME:  Nonna!

We held a drawing last month to pick her name!  Anyone who donated $20 could throw their new name idea in the hat.  Well, we drew the name and NONNA won!  “Nonna” is Italian for Grandma.

Now Granny Pony has a dignified name!

Thank you all for voting.  All of the names were really well thought out and wonderful.  Many people gave the names of their grandmothers.  I thought that was sweet.

DONATION RECEIPTS

We cannot send funds to private parties, so we donated to the vet hospital who tended to Granny and brought her back to life… as well as the local feed store to keep her healthy mashes coming!

A GREAT SUCCESS!  Thank you, everyone!

May Bucket Fund!  Our 3 mustang babies!  Click here for story.   We are just $305 short of our goal!  (The vet bills are over $7500!!)

All donations are 100% tax deductible!  Thank you in advance!



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EMERGENCY BUCKET FUND! 3 ORPHANED WILD FOALS (just found!), 1 attacked by a stallion band, 1 left next to its deceased mother and 1 left alone in the hot sun with no mother. PLEASE SHARE! LET’S HELP THESE BABIES!






(Virginia Range, Nevada)  Life started horribly for these 3 Nevada Range wild newborn foals.  One was attacked by stallions after losing her Mom, one lost his mom after his own birth, and the last was left orphaned in the hot sun.  Hopefully, their stories will end well.

Rescuers found these babies and are doing everything in their power to save them.  Please, let’s help those who are on the ground, doing this incredible work, looking out for and rescuing these wild babies.  New foals in this shape – crash easily, so they are all on 24-hour care.

All donations are 100% tax deductible.  Every drop counts in the bucket.  Thank you in advance!



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LITTLE MO

This is Little Mo who was beaten up by full grown stallions. She has cuts and contusions all over her little body. But, she is a fighter!

MO: Maureen or “Little Mo” was found laying under a barbed wire fence after being chased and attacked by a band of 4 wild stallions.  Somehow, she made it under the fence, but was totally hammered.  Her eye was swollen shut, her chest was cut through, she had bites and nicks all over her.  Maureen is in intensive care.  She received IV fluids, plasma (twice) and several stitches and Xrays.  She has 24-hour care right now.

WARNING GRAPHIC PIC OF ROY AND HIS DAM:  ROY

This is newborn, Roy. He was found just like this… next to him dam who passed during the birthing process. Scavengers were already on hand. Roy was found just in time.

How Roy was found…

Trying to keep Roy from crashing while in ER care.  He is in Intensive Care now.

ROY:  Roy was found yesterday, next to its deceased mother who passed shortly after childbirth.  This baby was saved before the scavengers got to him.  Awful.  Roy was rushed to the Equine Emergency hospital in the back of the rescuer’s car.  Roy was crashing and immediately given IV fluids, colostrum, and every medicine possible to keep him from going down.  Roy was/is severely dehydrated (which can cause impacted stool).   He is still with us as I write this.

WRIGLEY

Wrigley was found laying in the hot sun – his dam not around. This herd is not his. The black arrow is Wrigley. The red arrows are street signs for the highway below. It is believed that his dam was killed crossing the highway.

This is newborn Wrigley when he arrived at the hospital. He might look good, but he is grossly dehydrated and only revived with ample IV fluids. They are watching him 24/7.

WRIGLEY:  Wrigley was found alone, laying in the sun.  He was near another band, but it wasn’t his band.  His mother was no where to be found.  He was found very near a highway and several horses have been struck recently.   Wrigley was horribly dehydrated and did not receive colostrum so he had plasma ($500 a bag…), IV fluids and is fully impacted as I write this.  His attendants are doing everything possible to help him pass the impaction.    He looks like he is healthy, but he is not.  He is very, very ill.

PLEASE, WE CAN MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE TODAY, for these foals and for the rescuers who saved these babies.

He is newly born. Roy is a mess. He dried off in the sun and is all cakey and bug infested and sick.

This was Mo when they first found her. She was laying in a muddy stream.

AGain, this is Wrigley… he looks good, but he isn’t. He hasn’t passed any manure.
The red arrow points to a massive plot of warts which had to be removed because it blocked his entire nostril and airway.

All donations are 100% tax deductible.  Starbucks change adds up!  Please let’s give some relieve to those who are trying to hard to save these babies!



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WHO ARE THE ANGELS ON THE GROUND, HELPING THESE BABIES:

Monitoring the many foals and intervening when warranted is achieved through the collaborative efforts of several allied non-profit groups including (in alphabetical order) the American Wild Horse Campaign, Chilly Pepper Miracle Mustang Rehab Project,the Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fund, Least Resistance Training Concepts, Wild Horse Connection and the Wild Horse Preservation League.

THANK YOU THANK YOU!!

THANK YOU.  (Mo before she was cleaned and treated.)


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