Please help us raise enough funds to finish the "blind pen" for our wild mustangs we rescued. Shadow (our blind baby) has found a wonderful home, but the blind horses rescued from the ISPMB rescue in South Dakota still need a safe "blind playpen". They are special needs and deserve a wonderful place to land where they can run and play and be a horse.
We also need funds to finish the nurseries for the orphan foals and set up more shelters for the incoming horses saved from slaughter.
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PHASE 2: Not only does Shadow still need her new pen, (although a shelter is on the way PTL!!), due to the situation at ISPMB in South Dakota we will be welcoming at least two new blind horses to live with Shadow. We have incurred thousands and thousands of dollars expense in helping to take some of the excess horses with special needs from the rescue in South Dakota. As we specialize in critical care, we deliberately chose the ones who needed extra help, and although it is costly, we have gotten them whatever care they needed.
We have to drive over 1100 miles each time we go, and to date my husband is on trip number 5 and I am on trip number 4 as I actually stayed on site for several months. We are heading back up as I write this and may be staying 4-6 weeks, depending on the outcome of the Court Hearing on Friday, January 27, 2017. Either way, most likely more horses will need to be rounded up and sorted so I will be staying to do that and Matt will be hauling horses. This is a very expensive maneuver and we desperately need your help. To date all of us together have helped place 270 horses. There are still 540 horses whose fate is uncertain. But we know for sure that Matt has to make at least 3 more trips minimum to get the horses.
So due to the special needs horses we are adding to the mix, there will be even more shelters and pens needed. So please help if you can.
PHASE I : SHADOW is a blind, wild, orphaned foal. Not only was her whole family ripped away from her and sent to slaughter, she had a horrific accident and head injury. Life is a bit scary for her, as not only is she blind, but still quite wild. So everything is harder right now. She and the other orphans need your help!
During the "sorting", while her family was loaded on to the slaughter truck, and her mama was screaming for her as she was ripped away, Shadow panicked and ran into a panel, smashing her head so hard it ruptured her eye and severely damaged her other eye.
She needed surgery to remove her eye and she is now blind for all intents and purposes.
We need to build her a large, SAFE pen and put up a shelter for her. We need shelter for all the orphans but need to make a special and safe shelter and pen for Shadow and her "buddies".
It is getting cold here and she needs to be able to exercise and play and have a shelter she can easily get in and out of. She needs a separate area just for her so she can "know her space" and run and play like a normal baby.
She is doing extremely well but she will need a larger place asap. We also need to provide more shelter for the other orphans and rescued horses before winter.