Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Quick Update on the Slaughter Bound Horses...

All 35 horses this week were placed in homes! It was a close call, but we spread the word like wildfire and none needed to be loaded onto the "bad" trailer.

Tomorrow evening, weather pending, I will be leaving to transport a few more horses north. Their pictures are below.

Unfortunately this auction is weekly so there will be a new group of horses looking for homes beginning Thursday morning. If anyone wants to be put on my email list, just let me know and you'll get a complete list of available horses, ponies and donkeys.

Also, I'd like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who donated towards our cause! We raised over $200 towards shipping fees!

It is 10:00pm now. I have to head downstairs and make sure all of the horses are snuggled in for the evening. Their buckets are topped off with warm water, their hay racks packed full. It's going to be a long, snowy evening.

Before I shut the aisle lights off each night, I check on Faith last. I like to spend a few extra moments with her, sometimes just watching her munch on her hay. I pull a treat out of my pocket, give her a kiss on the nose and tell her, (jokingly and lovingly of course,) that she started all of this crap for me. And I wouldn't have it any other way...



  1. i only wish I could have donated more!!! You're doing now what I hope to be doing in a few years, it's very inspiring :)

  2. Glad you were able to help in such a massive rescue!

    We unfortunately have a weekly slaughter auction here too (everyone's heard of Sugarcreek probably.) It's sad....

  3. I love this! You are a truly amazing person, and it warms my heart to read about all the good you are doing. Keep up the great work!

  4. Yup, rescues are addictive. You can't do just one!
    Keep it up Julie, there will be a lot of horses out there that thank you.
    My mare is a New Holland rescue, thanks to the girl that I got her from.

  5. On behalf of those poor horses- THANK YOU for what you are doing!

  6. That's great news! I've wondered over the last few days if they went to homes, or had to go to slaughter. I think it is great that you sacrifice so much time, money, and effort to save horses, and I really admire you for that, God Bless You! :-)

  7. Merry Christmas to you and your gang!