Wednesday, November 23, 2011

One Dog Saved For Thanksgiving!

Imagine having a puppy you love. It makes your heart smile, brings happiness to your life. Time passes and your job changes, you move to a new home, your children are in high school. All this time, your loyal dog stays loyal, happily moving along as you ask. He wags his tail when he sees you. He doesn't ask for much but a meal and a pat on the head, maybe a nice walk on a sunny day.

You look at your dog, he's now 13 years old. It is the day before Thanksgiving. You are preparing for a houseful of company. You clean your house extra well, put out the best dishes and find your best recipes. It will be a day of friends, family and thanks for all you have.

Then there is the dog. Your 'pup' of 13 years. You get his leash. He is happy now. He loves walks with you as his companion, the companion he has been to you all these years. You walk with him to the car, he loves rides. Then you stop. You take him out of the car and he happily wags his tail and looks at you with his loving eyes. You open the door and you both walk in. You talk to the people behind the desk. You explain you are having company tomorrow it is Thanksgiving. You tell them your dogs name is Simba, he's 13 years old and you don't want him anymore. You hand the man behind the counter the leash and you walk away. You are now going to finish planning your party for Thanksgiving.

Simba? He is confused and sad as he sits in the cold kennel at Animal Control. Frightened dogs barking, cold kennels, people he doesn't know. Luckily he doesn't know that an owner turn in can be euthanized in 5 minutes. Even if he did, he has no control over what happens to him. It is up to humans. Simba is lucky he is a purebred and a sweet dog, despite his uncaring owners decision to 'dump' him like a piece of garbage at animal control.

My sister, Michele, who runs the dog division of SaveTheHorses, Canine Adoption Network (CAN), heard about Simba and had a CAN volunteer pick him up. Michele has no room for him but took him because it would have been wrong not to take him.

Please help us find a permanent home for this sweet little Westie dog. His owner didn't care but I know you all do. Make it a good Thanksgiving by helping Simba find a really loving home asap.

Contact Michele at Please pass it on! Thank you. One dog saved for Thanksgiving because YOU helped.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

SaveTheHorses Rescue Is Greener This Winter!

Greener and Winter

don't seem like they go together. They leaves are falling, Jack Frost is starting to show his artwork in the early morning sunrise. The smell of fire wood is in the air. It may make you think of white, like in snow, rather than green.

Yes, we are planting some rye grass which will stay green in the pastures all winter but the green I am talking about is the green in 'Go Green'. We are building a 'green' barn for the mini horses. Not the color green but recycled pallets and other recycled wood we can get. The mini horses have two run ins, now they will have stalls and stay cozy during the colder weather. We plan on redoing fencing and opening up space so they can really enjoy the new 'green' space.

Holes were dug and poles were put in to to keep the horses safe. They will be replaced with 14 foot 4x4's. Pallets are being bolted together and will be bolted to form the walls as we get farther into the building. It is fun to see the progress. The mini's are sure curious to see what is going on. Right now they are behind the fence and not able to get into the barn building area. I just couldn't find any hard hats in their sizes!
They will be surprised when they all get stalled!

This is a project planned by several people. Girl Scouts to professional builders and contractors to parents and volunteers are have come together to make this happen. Thank you all for getting it started. Now keep watching for continued progress. It is only the beginning of our 'green' makeover.

If you want to help us 'Go Green', send us some 'Green' dollars to help us continue our efforts. You are the people that make this all happen. Thank you for your continued support!