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A Feel Good Story for your Wednesday! SUNNY DAYZ ARE COMING – lost mare – finds a new home and a new name!
Today I received this email …
Wow. According to this FB post, the mare had no time left – since today was June 4th and that was the deadline before she went to the knackers.
She was young, had recently had a baby and was very very skinny. They found her wandering a residential neighborhood in San Bernadino.
I couldn’t believe that San Bernadino Animal Control was going to be this quick to send the mare off to her death… especially with the number of phone calls they must have received from this post alone…
Sometimes these things are old news… or circulating and not true… or scare tactics… but sometimes, they are very real.
Hmmmmmmmmm. My mind was whirring.
I could not take my mind off of her eyes. I had to know her story and I had to know if she was truly in danger.
So, I called the number on the posting.
I received the answering machine of the correct guy.
A good sign.
I left a message telling him that I would pay for a weeks worth of food if that was what was needed. I’d pay board, too, or whatever – to give us all more time to find her a home.
I then called the people I know who might have room – and then I waited.
END OF THE DAY AND NO CALL…
At the end of June 4th, there was no phone call from the guy in charge.
That was either good or bad.
I looked for updates on the initial FB page. There were none.
(conversation with self…) Aw heck, I’m just gonna Google her name and see what comes up…
THE TRUE STORY
Well, a tiny bit of research and I found that she was not in danger of losing her life. There wasn’t a deadline. The San Bernadino Animal Control was trying to find her owner.
(Click here to read the original story by Doug Saunders.)
From the looks of this article, the mare was in good hands… the shelter was accepting sealed bids for her adoption.
TYING UP THE STORY WITH A LOVELY BOW: And the winner is… Both the horse and the human!
Upon further Googling, I found this most recent story…
A very happy ending. I know the Red Bucket Rescue folks and they are very ethical and good. Red Bucket Rescue often hosts gelding clinics around Northern CA. Good People.
I love that they renamed her ‘Saunders’ after the reporter who kept her story alive and therefore enabled this connection.
MORAL OF THE STORY?
If there is a moral to this story, it is that good networking and getting the word out – is key.
And, for me, it is very important to find the facts before running off with the gun loaded. It is important to act fast, be courteous and know the truth so energy is spent in the right direction.
Clearly, this horse was saved before I had picked up the phone to call the number on the first ad…
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