Today, I had to take care of some business.
One of those pieces of business was transferring all the money from the Bucket Fund to the people who will physically go to the Auction on January 9th to bid on and rescue the 41 Nevada Range Horses on the Fallon feedlot.
While I was in the process of Pay Palling your donations to them, I received a call from one of the people of Stagecoach who is organizing a large portion of the horse rescue and horse maintenance.
You know what he said?…
This will make you feel good.
UPLIFTING A COMMUNITY – YOU DID IT!!!
I’m paraphrasing but it went something like this:
You know, Dawn, our entire town and all the people who love the horses – well, we aren’t wealthy. And, to tell the truth, we had nearly given up on saving any of these horses.
Sure, we’d been successful in saving horses previously, but we had run out of funds and even if we did have money, we have run out of foster homes. And, our huge stack of hay we just purchased was ruined in that sudden rain we had.
We were about to give up on these horses.
And then you emailed and said that you would fund raise for the StageCoach 8… You asked the amount we needed and it seemed exorbitant to me. I told you that we had a bit of money but we needed at least $2500 to save the 8. When I said that number, I thought you would back away.
But, within 24 hours, you had the money.
I have to be honest here, we couldn’t believe it.
The whole town was energized. All of a sudden, we felt that we could do this. We felt that we weren’t alone. And from that, we were able to rally and start several fund raisers for the 33 that came in after Bandit’s herd – the herd with the baby and the baling twine.
We started thinking differently – more creatively. We found a few places out of state that would take the horses. One group raised enough money for replacement hay. Another group raised money for temporary housing and meds, another for bail and you guys for bail and transport… all of a sudden, we were doing it. We were doing it! We were doing so much more than we ever thought we could.
I want you to tell your readers that their donations were a real shot in the arm for all of us who were so tired of fighting this fight for the horses.
Your people gave us what we needed to get up and fight another day. And now look! We will save this 2nd herd – just in time!
DESCRIPTION OF THE HERD:
I took this from the official newspaper ad describing the estray horses that will come up for sale on January 9th. These are the horses we are saving… Feel good.
PAY PAL RECEIPTS
Here are the Pay Pal receipts. The first was from early December where we fund raised to save Bandit’s herd for the people of Stagecoach who had banded together to build fencing on a large property – for their favorite little band of wild horses.
The second receipt is the start of our January effort to help rescue the 33 other Virginia Range horses including the baling twine foal (named “Diamond ” – a filly) and her herd.
We will continue to raise funds for these horses until they are all rescued, vetted and transported during this January Bucket Fund.
FEEL GOOD ABOUT YOURSELVES AND HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!!
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