Archive for November, 2007

The Feedlot Horses

The feedlot horses in our transistional pasture have all contracted strangels somehow. This is very sad news as we have had strangles sweep through our herd before, and while it is not a deadly disease, it is very nasty and contagious. Hopefully they all recover very quickly and can find the right homes!
The current feedlot rescue is going good, we have until the end of Sunday to raise the funds and save them, it’s going to take $6,500 to save them. We are currently at $1900. No one left behind!
Xella, one of the horses that we rescued from the feedlot, was adopted and transported to her new home today. Xella’s adopters will keep an eye on her and keep her in quarantine so she doesn’t infect anyone else, and they will provide whatever treatment is needed for her. We unfortunately arrived after dark, and so it was quie challenging getting her backed up close enough to her new home so she wouldn’t run away. You see, Xella hasn’t yet learned how to halter or lead, so we had to make a human fence so she would go from where we could park the trailer to her new home. Fortunately this was all inside a larger fenced yard, so there was no danger of her getting out on a major road.


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Adoptions and more…

Today was as busy as normal. Tawnee worked on the computer, reformatting the “Saved” page on the feedlot horses web site and posting the new rescue of 12 slaughter bound horses.
Jason continues to work on the fence, someday it will get done. He pounded lots of posts into the ground and will be very happy when he can work on other projects.
Napa’s adopter came today to meet him and take him home. She fell in love with him, really they were a cute match, even their hair matched.
Tawnee showed horses to two other potential adopters, as a result Chocolate, Briggs and Mac are now in adoption pending. Chocolate and Briggs will be going to the same home, which will be really great as they have become friends and Briggs needs to be with a friend.
Claire got more adoption forms approved today and now one of the pre-approved adopters has put a hold on Yuma.
Another potential adopter put a hold on Snowman & Angus.
So 6 of our rescued babies were placed in adoption pending today, they will be leaving us soon and providing room for other rescued horses, so we can save more that are in need.

Claire and Ron have been fostering Brazy and they have come to the realization that they could not bear to let Brazy go and they have officially adopted her today as well.

Our protest sign up is going great so far, we have 42 people coming! It is wonderful to see so much support for the horses. If Roseville Livestock Auction gets away with kicking one rescue out, they will kick other rescues out if they think they can do it. If rescues cannot attend the auction then who will save the horses? We need you to sign up too! Our goal is ove 200 people, so please make it a reality for the horses!

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A Great Day!

Today was a great day. Dina of Animal Planet and her mother came out to visit us and they enjoyed meeting all the horses and hearing some of the stories of the horses. Dina had alot of fun riding Peanut (one of Jason & Tawnee’s rescued horses) she is a Paso Fino and it was a treat for Dina to ride one of the smoothest horses in the world.

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The gate is up!

Friday was a very busy day for us. Tawnee had to go into town and get supplies for the horses, stuff for the fencing and the gate. While Tawnee was in town Jason showed some horses to a potential adopter. Tawnee got back to the ranch at 12:15 pm and was not there for more then 5 minutes and the next potential adopter to see the horse she had put an adoption hold on, Battle Cry, was here to see if they were a good match. Battle Cry was not the best match for her, so Tawnee showed her 5 other horses and Tiger was the best for her. Tiger really felt comfortable with her and she just loved him. When Jason headed up to get the gate up Tawnee got back from town. He worked hard and had to dig through very rocky soil, but now the gate is up. It will keep horses that may escape from their pens from getting onto the main road.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

We, the staff of NER, wish to give you a special thanksgiving thanks for all the help, support and encouragement we have been given this year. Often we wondered where the next load of hay would come from, but we are thankful that we have been able to make the huge impact on the horse community that we have. A special thanks to Shirley for putting thousands of hours of work towards saving hundreds of horses from certain death in the slaughter house. Thanks to Rob and Dina of Animal Planet, Darlene and Mona (and the rest of the Ride Your Horse staff) for making our trip to LA and being on Animal Planet such a wonderful experience. Thanks
to Claire for the many hours of phone calls doing adoption applications and transporting. Many thanks to Deb for having the courage to hop on the new horses. Thanks to Kimmy, Annette and friends for keeping our stables clean. A Giant Thank You! to all of our donors, supporters and adopters.
Thank you President Bush for pardoning a couple turkeys this year. Please pardon all horses, and save them from slaughter, instead of just a couple turkeys. You can do it!

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A day on the computer

Tawnee spent all day on the computer, working on the web site making the auction protest pages and sign up form. When she was done with the protest stuff, she started working on e-news. She sat down at the computer at 7:30 a.m. and was done at 8:30 p.m. It helps to be busy when you are filling the loss of a horse.
Xella went into adoption pending as well, it was all around a busy day.

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The Protest!

We will be having a huge protest at Roseville Livestock Auction on December 9, 2007. Come join us, you can make a difference in the lives of the horses we save, they need you!

Click-Here to sign up!

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