Archive for May, 2010
…and the posts all come sliding out. It’s amazing that thanks to Larry we were able to get these ties for the low low price of 47 cents each. Everywhere else they cost $15-$20 a post! Thank you Larry for going the extra mile in finding such a great deal.
As you all know, we have been earnestly looking for that perfect name. We asked
As you all know we have been earnestly looking for that perfect name. We asked you to send us your ideas. All the names were very good, but none seemed to be that perfect name. We wanted the name to have “Horse” in it but we wanted to be able to help any animal that needs help. Horses are our focus and always will be.
We seriously contemplated the new name of Phoenix Fields Humane Society. The name Phoenix after our horse who was almost starved to death and made an amazing recovery. Phoenix Fields was good, but somehow it was not the perfect name either. We finally found the name: Horse Plus Humane Society.
Tawnee has worked up a few logos, but we want to see if there is anyone out there who likes to make logos. If so, make it up and send it to us. If we use your logo you will get a $100.00 Wal*Mart gift card.
We would also like to invite you to spend a night, 2 or 3 at the lovely Red Lion Hotel at 1401 Arden Way, Sacramento. It is walking distance (by Jason and Tawnee’s standards) to the expo. For a discounted rate of $89 a night you can have a a great nights rest AND a great breakfast. Just tell them that you are visiting the horse expo when you make your reservation or check in. The Red Lion loves animals, this is the 2nd year in a row that they have donated rooms for our staff to stay at during the expo. Please give them a call at: 916-922-8041.
Tawnee was kicked in the knee by a horse this afternoon and is experiencing great pain and will be seeking medical advice. The days events will be sent out in tomorrows (Monday’s) blog.
Yesterdays blog –
Tuesday at the family that was surrendering 5 horses, Jason and the family safely loaded all 5 and he was ready to begin the long trip back to the rescue.
When Tawnee was unloading this guy, she noticed he has an Arabian brand. She shaved it down to find out who he is. It’s so nice when horses are freeze branded with a registry, it makes it so easy to find out how old they are, what their name is, etc.
Tawnee looked it up on the Arabian database, and his name is Raq Dandy. He was born in 1987, making him 23 years old. Back in 1988 he was shown according to his registration records. His last recorded owner is from 1988, we believe she must have sold him, and the papers never got transfered. The neat thing is that Tawnee has been able to get the information and phone #’s for both his breeder and his last registered owner with a little detective work. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that one of them are willing to give him the retirement he deserves.
It was about 10:30 at night, when driving along they came upon 2 horses loose on the side of the road. It was a well traveled road, and the chances of these horses being hit was very high. Thankfully Tawnee was able to catch and halter them. Fearing the worst of not being able to find their home, Tawnee made the comment “The one time we aren’t pulling a trailer…”
Tawnee led them down the closest driveway, hoping it was their home. Thankfully it was their home, and soon they were tucked into their pen safely. Their owners had let them out to eat grass in their front yard, but the horses found a way out of the fencing and headed out on their own little grass eating adventure, that could have turned deadly. Thankfully Jason and Tawnee were there at the right time!
Back at the rescue, Frosty Blue and Brandy were adopted. Yes, the photo is Photoshopped, but with so many photos in this blog we combined two photos into 1 so you can see both of them being adopted at once.
Thursday Jason and Tawnee completed the class and are now California Certified Euthanasia Technicians. It was really good to understand exactly how the drug works, and it is truly humane, peaceful, and is very gentle. Just a note: if you ever see a vet or vet tech using the pink solution on any animal other than a dog, please report them! The pink solution is illegal and wrong to use on any animal other than a dog. It is inhumane and cruel to attempt to euthanise some other kind of animal using the pink solution. Pure sodium pentobarbitrol (the blue) works much better than any other solution, even on dogs. The reason some vets use the pink solution is it is less regulated and requires less paperwork on their end. Animals suffer so the vet doesn’t have to do as much paperwork.
On the way back, Jason and Tawnee stopped at Chipotle and ordered veggie bureritos. At the checkout the clerk, noticing their shirts, said “Good thing you didn’t get steak, it’s horse meat.” Tawnee replied “I hope not or I would have to arrest you.” An awkward silence and then the clerk said “I’m just joking…”