UPDATED EXPENSES & NEWS :)
To date, since being home, we have had to purchase 12 bags of Foal Lac Pellets, more Kids Milk and about 16 bags of grain, costing roughly $2000 + We also purchased $1500 of wonderful grass hay. So your dollars are being very well spent and much appreciated by the horses. In addition, we spent over $830 at the vets today and that is not including facility fees. That was for gelding 3 horses, performing minor surgery on 2nd Chances, and to purchase the medicines that we need for the rescue.
So once again, funds are getting tight as we care for these beautiful animals.
To date we have placed 5 of the 13 babies from this last trip, and have some wonderful homes lining up. However there are always more coming in.
I realize and am so sorry that I am way behind on "thank you's ". Please be patient. We so appreciate every single dollar y'all are donating. Right now there is no internet at the new place (or running water in the "palace" lol), but we are doing our best to get it ready so it will be the best possible facility for our NV operation.
We need to get the nursery ready for our critical care unit in the very near future.
We have been called once again to pick up more horses but the funds are simply not there. It broke my heart, but with the high costs to not only rent facilities and a team to handle blood work, plus purchase more wild horse panels and the cost to get the horses, purchase them and bring them home, then geld and feed them, we simply can't do it at this point.
We told them we would be on board for more horses, but have to safely place these kids first. I am still haunted by the band I could not bring back. Every time I see one of their babies it breaks my heart all over again.
But part of being a rescue is being responsible even when your heart is breaking - you simply cannot take on more than you can provide for.
There are multiple empty lots behind our property. The price is $5000 for 3 acres, and Matt and I are hoping to be able to purchase more of them in the future. If we could acquire more land to use for the rescue, it would make it possible to help more horse kids. It would not be a long term facility, but if we had room and funds available we could pull more horses from slaughter and have enough time to find them homes.
The number of babies expected this next year is staggering, and they also need room to run and play, once they are rehabbed and healthy.
We were unable to load the other 3 stallions for their gelding this morning. Now that everyone is back together on the same property, testosterone is high and they are really wound up at times, especially after being separated from the mares.
All are doing well and gaining weight, but we simply do not have the materials ie. proper gates etc.and enough panels to set up a safe area for loading the super wild kids.
After sorting wild horses for nearly 15 years, if there is one thing you learn it is not to force a bad or dangerous situation. Anyone who wants to play the "ego game" and force it will end up hurt or hurting the horses. Better to get proper equipment and keep everyone healthy and in one piece.
The safety of everyone involved has to be your priority. So we called it on the other three and will have to get the proper materials so we can safely load them.
I was heartbroken to find that it was actually a bullet which caused the injury to 2nd Chances. She was shot in the head and it broke her jaw. We were hoping it was accidental, but unfortunately it was a malicious and horrific act by an evil person.
So she and I will need to spend some time for emergency "training/bonding" so I can once again have hands on her to treat her injuries. We are on our way home but have to stop and pick up some meds and supplies so I can treat her. Again, this is where it would be nice and safer to have a squeeze chute when giving shots to a wild horse.
Matt and I want to send our all love and appreciation to all of you who are part of saving these horses. We couldn't do it without you.
GREAT NEWS FOR THE 65 WILD we started with. We only have 9 more to place after Matt takes the next 6 to their new homes in Idaho. Y'all did it!!!! We need approximately $2300 for transport fees and roughly ? $1500 minimum for Coggins, hoof trims, shots and worming. The deal with the folks who are working with us and finding them homes is that if we get them there, they will take them on until everyone is placed. Kimberly is amazing and ALL of the previous horses are in great homes. I will be SO relieved when they are placed and we can concentrate on the rest of these kids. THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
We want to thank everyone for being part of saving all of these lives. It means the whole world to each and every horse that we save, and although we can't save them all, we are grateful for all the lives we do save because of folks like you and your love and support.
If you want to help You can go to You Caring - to help us save these horses.
You can go to Paypal - Palominodancer@yahoo.com or go to our Donate & Support page
if you would like to help these horses.
You can donate via check at Chilly Pepper - Miracle Mustang, 34694 Sidebottom Rd., Shingletown, CA 96088 or mail a check to Chilly Pepper - Miracle Mustang, P.O. Box 190 Golconda, NV 89414
You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.
530 474-5197 or 530-339-1458 If you are interested in visiting or adopting one of these beautiful horses