Posted on February 9, 2017
We are back in "below freezing" South Dakota once again. Unfortunately this time we cannot stay on site so that adds more expenses to the project. We are working in -18 below wind chill temps and it is not fun.
However, we are making progress. We have had to purchase thousands of dollars of panels, and unfortunately many of them are being used to secure unsafe areas where the horses are at risk of being injured from loose barbed wire and jagged hog fencing. The areas where we work the horses and put pressure on them to round them up, sort and load have to be safe.
We need about $1100 +/- each day for hay at ISPMB, and although there are several folks all working together to fund raise for this effort, we are still short of the funds needed to ensure this mission is a success. Meanwhile, back at the rescue in NV, we are having to pay a "ranch hand" to care for the members of our rescue, which include 6 babies from ISPMB as well as the blind ISPMB filly and of course the other horses. We have spent close to $3000 in milk products for the 6 and they are starting to do much better.
Please help us save the rest of the nearly 500 horses so we can go home and take care of our own rescue. Thank You!