Quick Update - Both mares were successfully delivered to Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah.
We have found a forever home for one of our orphans At Chilly Pepper - Miracle Mustang, so only Cowboy, his mom Lacy and Cicero will still be available for adoption.
With 18 horses at one facility, which need to be moved within the next month, and 38 horses left at the new facility, we have a total of 56 including the babies. (We would have had 51 after 5 were adopted but that number has increased to 9 who are supposed to be leaving next week). So we are looking at new totals.
We are extremely hopeful that these placements work out and circumstances do not change.
To summarize, a planned transport of 9 horses this coming week and 10 the week after will reduce the total number of horses to 37, (Cowboy and his mama are not included in these figures as they are at Chilly Pepper - Miracle Mustang.) Transportation fees for these 19 horses will take another large chunk out of the funds. (10 are going as far as Texas)
Out of nearly $23,000 raised, we are barely left with enough to feed and pay the board for the remaining 37 for a few months. It is roughly $2500 to provide hay and care for them per month.
Part of those spent funds includes the new fencing for the additional area, which will save funds by allowing the horses supplemental grazing which will save on hay.
I wanted folks to understand why Matt and I took our much needed shelter to NV. I simply could not raise funds for hay that would not be properly stored. It isn't fair or honest.
We will have made tremendous progress if the expected adoptions/placements go through. Thank you for sticking with us and helping us find all the horses homes.
Matt and I never signed up for this but when God puts something in front of you, it is what you do. We are grateful for so many wonderful folks keeping these horses out of the slaughter chain.
If you are thinking about adopting, please stop and think very hard. We have horses that were not randomly and indiscriminately bred on private property that are still at risk of going to slaughter.
Please adopt from these horses before you go to a sanctuary (such as our local one) that is deliberately breeding and can obviously care for the ones that are not adopted. Until these horses are all permanently placed they are still at risk, where as the ones being deliberately bred already have a forever home if no one else adopts them.
If you are interested in adopting a wild mustang but need help halter training your colt or filly, please call me 530 474 5197. It is crucial that we find good homes for these horses.
Thank you for your continued support and for sharing this information.
Please remember we still have mustangs ready for adoption at Chilly Pepper - Miracle Mustang. They are ready, or will be soon, 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
www.chillypepper.org if you would like to help us help the horses.
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!
We leave tomorrow to take Cowboy to a "meet and greet" with Lacy J Dalton at a fund raiser in Smartsville, CA. Then we will continue on down to Apple Valley, CA where Honey will be delivered to her forever home.
Thank you and if you are interested in sharing the evening with the Great Lacy J Dalton, here is the info:
ENJOY GREAT AMERICANA MUSIC FROM THE VINEYARD STONE STAGE, RELAX IN THE AUTUMN BREEZES OF THE RANCH, NESTLED AMONG THE PETITE SIRAH VINES …
Stone stage view chair set up Umbrellas edited
Outdoor Stone Stage
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2015
3-5 PM, Doors Open at 2
JANE RIVAR of HIGHLAND SPRINGS HEALING CENTER at River Highlands Ranch, and LACY J DALTON of the LET ‘EM RUN FOUNDATION are collaborating with their music to bring awareness to equine-assisted healing programs and the efforts to save wild horses from slaughter.
This benefit concert is generously co-presented by Greg Gauthier of GAUTHIER CELLARS.