ORPHAN UPDATE - Lil Bit is doing wonderfully. Her cast has been working and she is improving a little bit each day. We want to thank y'all as we have raised approximately half of her vet bills.
Cowboy is doing better. Due to the fact that he could not travel due to health issues, we were amazed and so thankful that by the time we could bring him to NV, we did not even need to do his casts on his legs. He will need some extremely delicate hoof trimming and some special supplements and meds, but his outlook seems to be much better than was expected. He is the baby that the local vet said might need to be euthanized. However our specialty is the critical foal care and we work so very hard on the "hopeless" cases that God puts in front of us. We do not search them out, but I truly believe, and our rescue is based on my belief that if God puts an injured creature in front of you, you darn well better give it the best care you can.
We spent the last couple of days transferring panels over to the new property we will be leasing for the 55 wild horses. The Let 'em Run Foundation has donated the use of all of their panels and a shelter to be used by the 55 Wild horses and the babies. There are several adoptions in the process and we will update you as soon as we have all the details. We are still needing lots of forever homes for these guys, but in the meantime we need to have the funds to support and care for them. It is an amazing property with tons of water. In this area and with the ongoing drought, the water alone is worth gold. Unfortunately, we will need to do a lot of repair on the fencing.
Our total monthly expenses once we have the fences repaired is expected to be roughly $2500 for the "rent" and feed bill, and that is if hay prices don't rise too much higher. Due to the ongoing drought, many of our suppliers were only able to produce the first cutting, and the normal 2nd & 3rd cuttings of hay are out the window. This is going to cause hay prices to go through the roof in the very near future.
We took 3 of the 4 "special needs" kids today to be seen by the vet. Unfortunately, we also found 3 orphans who desperately need umbilical hernias repaired. The level of their hernias is extreme, and could be deadly if left untreated. So we also need to make sure they are taken care of. Thank goodness we have a great Doc and he is estimating the surgery for all three to be about $750.
We have lots of beautiful horses, aged from a few months to several years old who are looking for their forever home. Grandma Maude and the beautiful Goliath need to stay together as they are "special needs" and are inseparable. By the time winter arrives we need to have them safely settled in their home where Granny Maude (due to horrific dental issues) can receive the extra specialized groceries that will allow her to enjoy her remaining years.
We also have two beautiful little souls at Chilly Pepper - Miracle Mustang in Shingletown looking for their forever homes. They are ready for adoption and you are more than welcome to come and visit them. 530 474 5197 if you would like to chat. Our mailing address is Chilly Pepper - Miracle Mustang, 34694 Sidebottom Rd., Shingletown, CA 96088
You can go to Youcaring - https://www.youcaring.com/let-em-run-foundation-for-55-wild-horses-orphaned-foals-415297 to help us save these horses.
You can go to Paypal - Palominodancer@yahoo.com or go to our website
We so appreciate all the love and support you show and for being part of the solution for these horses. Please remember that your donations are tax deductible and what a great write-off :)
Thank you as always for making this happen!