(Seeing the pix is hard, but it's a thousand times worse having to clean them out and take care of them. This is what I deal with every single day. It is horrible having to hurt them to help them. This is my reality.) It is heartbreaking.
As I write this, I have already been called for more horses.....
This is a very difficult update for me to write. Since that last group, I had 9 come in and then 11 more. Thankfully I am down once again to 16, thanks to some of the amazing folks that work with Chilly Pepper. And YES, MANY of these are also badly injured, as shown above. 4 were adopted - PTL!
Sadly, our funds are extremely depleted and we need more help before I can possibly think about taking on more babies Yet how do I say "NO"?
It COST $2000 EVERY MONTH just FOR ME TO BE HERE IN WA where I can save them. Between renting the property where I "camp" and paying the amazing folks who take care of the rescue at home, it is a HUGE hidden cost.
On top of the $4000 for March & April, IT COST $5600 to pay for the horses so they wouldn't die a horrible death! That is ONLY to get them to camp. It does NOT include any vetting, milk, medical supplies etc. etc. So although we had some wonderful donations, $9600 was spent SOLELY on being here and saving the horses in the last 2 months.
I so appreciate every last penny and every single donation of milk and much needed supplies. HOWEVER, CHILLY PEPPER STILL NEEDS MORE HELP! We have had so many injured and special needs.
With the vet bills we were easily over $15,000, and that was for 2 months only. THANK YOU to everyone who helped with those.
It is excruciatingly expensive to do this. I live in NV. (At least I am supposed to). I end up "camping" in WA for months and months on end. THERE IS NO RESCUE IN WA that either CAN, OR WILL step up to do this.
God continues to put these lives in front of me so I will keep doing my best to save them. IF Chilly Pepper does NOT continue to do this, there will be nowhere for the babies and horses we save, to go. We also had to expand the critical care facilities due to the high number of injuries/ill babies.
I am exhausted and have seen more sadness this year than I can stand. However, I am so grateful for the amazing folks who are stepping up and taking on some of the less critical cases, and for Dustin' Time Rescue who takes on extremely critical cases.
These horses deserve every chance and I WILL FIGHT WITH EVERY LAST THING I HAVE, BUT I CAN'T DO IT WITHOUT YOU! PLEASE help us keep saving them!
We so appreciate ALL YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT! There are more babies coming and it looks like the year is going to be brutal. I cannot do this without you. Please say a prayer and let's keep saving lives! It's up to you!
If you would like to help with our ongoing vet bills,
HARRAH VETERINARY 509 848-2943
GOLDENDALE VET CLINIC 509 773-0369
If you would like to order FOAL LAC & send milk, (Or baby wipes, vaseline, gloves, Foal Response, Foal Lac Pellets, syringes, Probios etc.)
Send to CHILLY PEPPER,
C/O MELODY LEBEAU
1630 Pumphouse Rd
Toppenish, WA 98948
Venmo - @Lauri-Armstrong-2
THANK YOU for everything we have received. **
This is the link to our Chilly Pepper's Wild Horse & Orphan Foal Adoption Page, where you can see the progress and new lives of the horses YOU HAVE HELPED SAVED! (I can't believe I didn't do this years ago, but it is so fun to see the horses, babies and critters that are enjoying and thriving in their new lives.)
https://smile.amazon.com/ch/55-0882407 If you shop at Amazon, please go to this link.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:
-<You can go to gofundme<-
You can go to Paypal
if you would like to help these horses.
->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)
Chilly Pepper - Miracle Mustang,
PO Box # 233
Golconda, NV 89414
You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.
NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL - WE SAVE THEM ALL!
SAVING GOD'S CRITTERS - FOUR FEET AT A TIME
Chilly Pepper - Miracle Mustang, WIN Project - Rescue & Rehab
We are now part of the WIN Organization
WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_
If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.
OUR MAILING ADDRESS HAS CHANGED!
PO BOX 233
GOLCONDA, NV 89414