Category Archives: Bucket Fund Stories

YOU did it again! We saved 2 more with the Keep Them Off of The Truck Fund! Meet Victoria and Pixie!

These stories are bittersweet.  So happy for those we save… and sad for those who continued on.  There were 400 equines at last weekend’s sale at Bowie, TX.  400.  Four hundred.

All Seated in the Barn asked if we could help.  I told them that we had $1000 and who could we save?…  She sent these pics:


THEIR STORIES – Mama Victoria and her baby, Pixie!

I don’t know anything more because the sale ended yesterday and everyone is exhausted and working out details while traveling to CA from TX.

But, clearly Mama has suffered the flop-over crest that many donkeys have who are fed too much rich (horse) food.  Ethel Merdonk has the same issue.  Once it is flopped, there is nothing anyone can do to reverse it.  Often times laminitis and founder follow this condition.  So a watchful eye on this girl’s feed will be necessary.

When I hear more, I will let you all know.  But for now, FEEL GOOD!  These two are safe!


YOU, Horse and Man readers and donors, did this.  Your donations and monthly donations filled this bucket for these two lucky donkeys.




FUND TOTAL AS OF TODAY:  $25 (Thank you!)   We’ve saved POWDER PUFF 2/7/22 ($800),  EDDIE 2/9/22 ($1200), SURSHA 3/16/22 ($780),  BABY FRED 4/7/22 ($650), “CC” Close Call  5/17/22 ($550), PACIFICA  5/22/22 ($780), DONNA 7/25/22 ($600), MAXIMILLIAN 11/8/22 ($1300), “TJ” 1/8/23 ($1000), SWEETIE 1/8/23 ($700), MAMA and BABY 5/9/23 ($500), SHANGHAI  8/23/23 ($1200), Victoria and Pixie 10/7/23 ($1000)

Horse and Man Foundation, Inc has a new Fund button. KEEP THEM OFF THE TRUCK FUND. This Fund will go on all day, all the time. It will always be here. If you want to save a horse or donkey from slaughter, you know we will do that here.

All donations are 100% tax deductible!  Thank you!

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Brennan Equine Welfare Fund Announces 2023 Grant Distributions!

I received this in my inbox… hope it can help some of you for the future!  Keep this in mind for next year.

Brennan Equine Welfare Fund Announces 2023 Grant Distributions


AUGUST 15, 2023

Cincinnati, OH – Brennan Equine Welfare Fund (BEWF) is pleased to announce their 2023 grants. Fourteen exceptional equine rescue/rehabilitation/retirement/retraining and placement facilities across the USA have been awarded. 

Thoroughbred-focused recipients include Bright Future’s Farm, Exceller Fund, Glen Ellen Vocational Academy and ReRun.

Non-breed-specific organizations granted include Brook Hill Retirement Center, Days End Farm, Duchess Sanctuary, Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation, Illinois Equine Humane Center, Kentucky Equine Adoption Center, Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals, Mitchell Farm Equine Retirement and Square Peg Foundation.

Also awarded was Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary (HTFAS). Accredited by Global Foundation for Animal Sanctuaries and Standardbred Transition Alliance, HTFAS rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes criminally abused, neglected, and abandoned farm animals. One horse that has felt the impact of the BEWF grant is Nomad. This handsome 25-year-old Quarter Horse somehow found himself at an auction. Alone and blind. The team at HTFAS saw his gentle spirit and kind demeanor immediately, along with his pressing need for medical care. Nomad received that much needed Veterinary care which restored him to feeling healthy and confident. The best part? He found a perfect family to call his own! He is living the dream of morning smooches, afternoon grazing, and a safe and comfortable stall, along with companionship of another horse previously adopted from HTFAS. Most importantly, Nomad is feeling the love he always deserved. HTFAS states, “A huge thank you to each and every supporter who made Nomad’s dream of belonging a reality. There is no way that we at HTFAS could rescue, rehabilitate and re-home horses in need without the support of the community, and for that we are eternally grateful to BEWF for the generous support shown to all the equines in our care.” Brennan Equine Welfare Fund is pleased to partner with HTFAS, and gives thanks to all donors who made this, and all 2023 grants, possible.                                                                             

Brennan Equine Welfare Fund is a fund-raising, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization set up through The Greater Cincinnati Foundation. Grants from Brennan Equine Welfare Fund are used to serve equine rescue shelters across the country that provide dignity to final years of aged, injured, abused, starved and slaughter-bound horses, as well as those used in medical experimentation. This fund supports registered, 501(c)(3) organizations that specialize in retirement and rehabilitation services and offer a peaceful and permanent sanctuary for these beautiful animals. Shelters, which offer carefully scrutinized adoption or re-placement services, are also supported. Established in 2000 by Linda Pavey, Brennan Equine Welfare Fund carries on the memory of her equine companion, Brennan (J.B.’s Hero), an off-the-track Thoroughbred.

For more information about Brennan Equine Welfare Fund, please visit

Nomad upon intake (top photo)

Nomad living his best life at his adoptive home (bottom photo)

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