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New horizons

August 22, 2016

Faith Equine Rescue is looking forward to a brighter and better new year.  We have a new board of directors that we are excited about and looking forward to many positive changes.  The saying "It takes a village" could not be more true as we fight the daily battles of the rescue world.  We have broadened our horizons and now not only help equines but have added small animals.  We are always looking for fosters for cats, kittens, puppies and dogs along with fosters that are able to take on some bottle babies.  The number of animals euthanized weekly is out of this world.  So many folks want to blame animal control but it is furthest from their fault.  Animal control is a blessing to so many animals as if not for them these animals would be allowed to run the streets, get hit by cars, and starve.  They are a evil necessity in a world where so many do not want to take responsibility.  This could all be changed if society would spay and neuter their animals, stop the back yard breeding of so many unwanted animals and be prepared for whatever emergency may come up when owning an animal.  This also stands true in the large animal world.  Educate yourself on the animal you choose to own prior to adopting or obtaining.  Education is such a huge portion of the problem folks think they are cute and adorable until they grow up then they are no longer wanted or until they are worked into the ground and unable to perform then they are thrown away.  Know what your getting into be prepared and more then anything when you make that commitment make it a lifetime commitment as that is what that animal is doing for you. 

Arabian Herd

May 5, 2016

We were contacted by Okeechobee Sheriff Department to assist with a large herd of horses.  At the time we had no idea what type horses these were or who owned them.  Through investigation the owner was located and he stepped up and took responsibility for them.  The horses range from 6 years and on up.  These horses started out in poor condition.  The owner lives out of state and has been paying a caretaker to care for these babies which was not being done.  There was a total of 17 mares one with approx. 7 month old filly  by her side 13 geldings and 20 stallions.  Yep 20 stallions.  The stallions were in a different pasture then the mares.  I know I know breeding can take place through a fence.  With that being said most of the mares are in foal.    The owner has had all 52 horses vaccinated, wormed, coggins pulled and farrier work done.  The 20 stallions are now geldings thanks to the owner.  So with all this being said we have 52 beautiful Arabians needing homes.  They are up to date on medical and farrier work.  Please fill out an adoption application and submit it as soon as possible if interested.  We are also looking for foster homes also. 

 

Update:  all mares at this time have been placed unless an adoption falls through.  We still have some very beautiful geldings available.  None of these horses are trained they have been running free for 4 years they were handled until that time.

PLESE NOTE:  These horses will not be posted under our for adoption page.  This is to large of a herd to place on here.  If interested please see the above and follow the directions.  If you are concerned this is a scam please know this is not we are working with Okeechobee Sheriff on this case and we ask that you respect the privacy of the owner along with the information of this case.

 

 

ASPCA Grant Recipient

January 20, 2016

ASPCA GRANT RECIPIENT

December of 2015 has been a busy month.  We gained custody of 12 horses between Okeechobee Sheriff's department and Sumter County Animal Control.   10 of these horses were Paso Fino's ranging from nursing foals to 30 year old mares.  These horses were all the result of neglect/abuse cases.  4 were in very poor shape and one a crippled stallion.  Thanks to a grant we were blessed to receive from the ASPCA their rehab, care and rehoming will be much easier.  We want to thank them for their assistance and their ongoing efforts to help with the unwanted equine population.  We can not do this alone. 

 

Tips For A Safe Emergency Evacuation

May 26, 2015

With hurricane season almost upon us horse owners and rescue groups must make emergency preparation a top priority.  Here are 4 great tips from the ASPCA as well as an Equine Emergency Information Form that every horse owner should have with them at all times.

 

1) Plan

  • Where will your horse be sheltered?
  • How will you get there?
  • Have you shared that plan with everyone living in your home and anyone who may care for your horses in your absence?
  • Make sure you have at least two routes to get to your evacuation site in case of road closures.
  • Begin transport as soon as authorities issue an evacuation of your area, if not before.

2) Prepare

  • Have evacuation kit ready that includes: checklist of what tack you will need, paperwork proving your ownership and health of your horse (branding papers, microchip papers, photographs, veterinary records, Coggins test) and an emergency first aid kit.
  • Consider teaming up with a neighbor for evacuation; pooling resources such as a trailers and supplies may make the process more efficient.

3) Teach

  • Teach your horse to load in your trailer under calm conditions.
  • Practice loading your horse into the trailer in which you plan to evacuate him – and make sure your evacuation trailer has room for all your horses.
  • Once inside the trailer, tie your horse or horses to keep them from hurting themselves or others during transport.

4) Provide

  • Take at least one bale of hay and a bucket for water – more if you have multiple horses – as well as any special foods for senior and special-needs horses. You may not have immediate access to hay and buckets wherever you are sheltering your horse.

ASPCA Help a Horse Day

May 10, 2015

Update from our Help A Horse day in April. We met many new people and horse lovers. Had several folks interested in adopting a few of our rescues and actually have a couple applications pending. Met some families that are interested in fostering and learning more about becoming part of our rescue family. Had some amazing guest speakers that I would like to thank for coming out : Beverly LayTaylor AllenKristen Willbur and Dr. Abbe DeGroat Hill, and Dr.LuJean WatersSome amazing demonstrations by Kristen on ground handling and dental floats by Dr. Waters. I do believe we had some little girls that really enjoyed both demonstrations especially the hands on part. I hope everyone walked away with a bit of knowledge. Also thank you to Dr.Waters for donating her services to the rescue and floating a few rescues teeth along with donating back the portion she made on dental floats of personal horses.  Dawn Bazemore

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