2nd Chances says "thank you". She is healing and getting much better. We still have a foreign object that is gradually coming out, but her infection is gone and she is feeling so much better and actually gaining weight. We are treating her and expect her to heal completely.
Thank you everyone who has stepped us to help us keep these horses out of the slaughter pipeline. I am attaching a link to a youtube video that some of you might or might not want to see. It is an interview with a kill buyer and this is one of the reasons that we fight so hard for these horses. It is extremely sad and heartbreaking as he talks about the horrible things the horses go through.
I am only attaching the link for folks who want to understand a bit more about what drives us to fight so hard for these horses and to keep updating and fundraising. I really hate fundraising, but knowing what I know, I can't stop trying to do what God puts in front of me. I truly believe this is His plan and that is why He blesses us.
So if you get frustrated by the constant need for fundraising, as I definitely do, please take the time to watch these videos and understand what is going on every single day. It seems like every time I am ready to quit, God sends me a reminder of what is really happening.
The 2nd one is the journey of one horse to the slaughter place.
The reality of horse slaughter today is horrific, so I apologize for the ugliness of the links, but I know there are folks who will want and need to know the reality. If you are not comfortable, please just ignore them.
We placed 5 or the orphans in absolutely amazing homes, and all are thriving. We are so grateful for the wonderful homes.
Right now the monthly hay bill is approximately $ 2,000
Foal Lac Powder and Foal Lac Pellets & Baby Munchies (approx) $ 2,000
Total feed $ 4,000 per month
Total of 16 adult rescued horses
(including CA facility)
Total of 10 babies, (2 with mom)
(including CA facility)
(This does NOT include the additional 5 horses we have been asked to save.)
We still have to get the stallions gelded for approximately $1000 also.
We are not planning on maintaining these types of numbers for any substantial amount of time. However we are still helping cover the original 65 and are down to about 18? and ALL of them have expected homes at this time. We are also looking at substantial transportation costs in this whole project.
However, we have been asked to step up and help keep another 5 bachelors out of the slaughter pipeline. I am hoping folks stay on board and help us continue this life saving work. You guys have rocked it so much it brings tears to my eyes.
Matt is currently in Idaho setting up catch and loading panels for the horses we placed. They needed some help loading and sorting the wild kids as they head to their amazing new homes. Then we will be able to take 6 more (of the last few original 65) up to Kim's and she will continue to help us find safe homes for these horse kids. It takes a lot more work to home the wild adults and we are so thankful she has stepped up to find these amazing homes.
We can continue to save the moms and families as well as the babies once we get these big kids placed. Unfortunately, it will depend on how many people want to be part of the rescues in an ongoing manner.
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 - https://www.youcaring.com/let-em-run-foundation-for-55-wild-horses-orphaned-foals-415297 to help us save these horses and you can donate there for the "orphaned foals" or
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