The End of an Era
I am writing to all of you today, to bring you up to date on Whispering Winds Animal Rescue. For 25 years, Tom and Susan worked hard to save America's horses, domestic and wild. Unfortunately, the time has come to make big changes. Due to health and financial issues, they have been forced to make the painful decision to downsize their operation to a skeleton.
Due to their financial situation, they simply cannot operated on the scale they have been. They need help in placing a group of 7 mustangs. If at all possible, and for the sake of the horses, she would like to keep them together if anyone is able to offer them space on a sanctuary. At this point in time, Tom and Susan are completely overwhelmed and are facing some extremely unpleasant decisions regarding the horses. As she said, she will not leave them to suffer or go hungry. But she cannot keep them without being able to provide proper feed and care.
Many rescues are fighting the good fight and struggling every day, barely keeping their heads above water. It is so difficult to say no to a horse that needs a place to stay, even temporarily. The horrible truth is that if you take on a horse "temporarily", you can pretty much expect that horse to be with you for a very long time. Hay prices are extremely scary at best. Unfortunately, Tom and Susan have reached the point where it is not even about fund raising, it is simply about finding a new sanctuary for the horses they have been supporting for these past years, and time is a major factor in this change. In a perfect world, Whispering Winds Animal Sanctuary would not be in this situation, and the 7 mustangs, (many of which are from the Virginia Range Herd) would all be placed together. However, these are tough times and thus calls for our usual banding together to help these horses continue to live in a safe and happy environment. If you know anyone, anywhere, who could provide sanctuary for these 7 mustangs, it would be an answer to many a prayer.
Please contact Palomino if you have any ideas or are able to help in placing these animals. They have already sold all of their personal cars and trailers and it is simply time to make a big change and say goodbye to an era. This is a subject that all of us in the "rescue arena" have talked about at one time or another. Who will be there when we cannot do it anymore? But we just have to have Faith in God that somewhere out there, someone will be ready to start when someone else is ending. When God closes a door, He opens a window, and the door has closed so now it's window time.
THANK YOU FROM ALL OF US!
Matt, Palomino & The Gang
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