M&J PETERSON HORSE TRANSPORT OF AUSTRALIA (Our January Bucket Fund) has now saved over 300 horses and I HAVE A NEW, HAPPY, LIFE-SAVING STORY TODAY!






Well, you all have been TERRIFIC in prayers, thoughts and donations for the animals of Australia’s fires!  We have a new story of their bravery below!

BUT FIRST, OUR IMMEDIATE DONATION TO M&J PETERSON HORSE TRANSPORT… AND THEIR NOTE BACK!

Our January Bucket Fund benefits M&J Peterson Horse Transport who is (with their own money) transporting horses to safety.  So far, they have saved over 300 horses!  If you missed the original story, click here.

I received this note from Jackie (below) after we sent our first donation to them (more to come as donations roll in and when Facebook distributes funds collected on our sites).

“Hi Dawn, Jackie here. Sorry for the delayed reply, the past 8 days has been incredibly crazy. I’m in tears reading your messages, we can never say thank you enough for what you have done, it’s incredible that from so far away you have done this for us and the horses in Aus.

From all of the horses, owners and us over here we thank you from the bottom of our hearts

We are still requiring feed etc but there have been some beautiful story’s getting around all over the world.  You and your team are the hero’s from across the sea.

Funds for hay is the biggest need everyone has, we are purchasing as much as we can with the donations we have coming in and we also have a flat top Trailer that we will start carting hay on as soon as we finish moving horses so all those affected can get hay ASAP.”

We sent the first day’s funds immediately as we knew they needed it!

All donations are 100% tax deductible.  We are a USA 501c3.  We will continue to send accrued donations to M&J Horse Transportation in Australia as often as possible! THANK YOU!



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NEW HEROICS FROM M&J PETERSON HORSE TRANSPORT!

I asked Jackie if she had a story that wasn’t already on their FB page, and she said this:

“We got a call to go into Nug Nug and pick up a load of highland ponies who has never been of the property before, on our way we got to a road block and after speaking with the police they let us through but said be quick. We went and taught all of the horses to load and where on our way back out when we seen a man standing on the side of the road with a mare and foal, the foal was 3 months old and had not been halter trained so we went back and set up a yard from out truck to the paddock to safely load the mare and foal, we got them on the truck and when we got back to the road block they told us that we can not go back in as it was too dangerous and they where even getting emergency services out of the area.”  (But they did it and saved them all).

“Here are some photos of the highland ponies and then the mare and foal who we also haltered for the owner so he could halter train her as he had been trying for months to get a halter on her.”

All donations are 100% tax deductible.  We are a USA 501c3.  We will continue to send accrued donations to M&J Horse Transportation in Australia as often as possible! THANK YOU!



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AWESOME!!


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UPDATE on Rooster, our November Bucket Fund horse with the ground-breaking and life-saving skin graft!






You all may remember Rooster, the terminally injured horse whose wound hadn’t healed in over a year.  Rooster’s owner was told to euthanize him by several vets and specialists.

Enter Strawberry Mountain Mustangs who dug deeply and and found Keresis.  Keresis offered a new product, and a ground breaking new application protocol – and it is working!!

You can read Rooster’s original story, here.

Why Kerecis®?  (from the website)
Kerecis Omega3 is intact fish skin rich in naturally occurring Omega3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. When grafted onto damaged human tissue such as a burn or a diabetic wound, the material recruits the body’s own cells and is ultimately converted into living tissue.

Compared to mammalian-based skin substitutes, Kerecis Omega3 offers improved economics and clinical performance, as well as reduced disease transfer risk and no cultural constraints on usage.

Other tissue-transplant products are based on tissues of human and porcine origin. These are not ideal substitutes because heavy processing is needed to eliminate the risk of disease transmission. This harsh, anti-viral treatment removes most of the material’s natural components, making it dissimilar to human skin.

A goofy, recent pic of Rooster!  He is a perfect patient.

 

LOOK AT HIS SKIN GRAFT TODAY!

Rooster has his bandages and grafts changed weekly.  On the left is where he started (a wound that exposed bone, was 5″ across with necrotic and proud flesh).  On the right is where he is today!  Darla says the wound measures:

“Today’s pics on the right. We’re down to about 2 1/2″ across and 3 1/2″ diagonal. What we started with was over 5″ across everywhere.”

AMAZING!  Thank you SMM and Kerecis!

 

 


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