Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Just a Quick update

We have had 3 new horses come into care - 3 year old OTT TB which needs a spell due to injury. We had xrays done and will spell him for 6-12 months. 9 Year old TB gelding and a 20 year old emaciated 14hh of unknown breeding.

Also, we are opening a new care facility on the Gold Coast on the 18th of Jan 2013 and will be looking for some new volunteers to help run this facility. Please email saveahorseaustralia@yahoo.com.au if you would like to help. We are holding an orientation day in Feb 2013 which will be an all day event and will include a natural horsemanship lesson so that volunteers can learn how to handle our horses correctly. The date is yet to be set.

We have held our AGM and have elected a new committee. Details will be updated in the new year.

We also have some amazing fundraising ideas and will be looking for volunteers to help with fundraising, if you have some ideas or would like to help please email me.

Our 2013 calendar was an amazing success and we will be planning the 2014 in March. We are looking for some sexy men to model for us and each month will have a special theme with a different rescue horse. It will be a funny calendar so if you think the 2013 one was awesome just wait until the 2014 one is released! Fun times ahead!! :-)

Now we have been working so super hard all year and I have decided to close our admin office over Chrissy to give all of our committee a well earned break. This means that no one will be answering emails or inboxes or voicemail messages from the 21st of Dec - 5th  of Jan. If you have an urgent message you can text 0428333044 but only very urgent issues will be dealt with during that time. We need a break as well. In this 2 weeks we will not be taking in any new horses, adopting any out or putting on any new foster homes or volunteers.. Please wait until after the 5th of Jan for this.

Merry Christmas everyone and have a safe holiday and stay turned in 2013 for so much exciting news and updates. We are very excited to be opening the new Gold Coast Care facility in Guanaba on the 18th of Jan 2013. :-)

Much Love Amanda Vella xxx

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

We need your help

We need your help…. Rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming these abused, neglected, unwanted and slaughter bound horses is a commitment that I have promised to see until the end… Myself and my team work tirelessly around the clock to make sure these horses get everything they need to better help them find a lifelong loving home. Running a charity is a full time job, it’s like running a business that we don’t get paid for and on top of running this organisation I am also working a full time 50 hour per week job. Fundraising is our biggest challenge at the moment due to being so time poor but funding is the most important part of keeping our doors open for the horses in need. Cash flow is what we need the most and this doesn’t necessarily mean lots of massive donations, we need regular donations no matter how small. I have a challenge for you… We have over 6600 people on our Facebook page and if everyone donated just $2 per week we would have more than enough to rescue twice what we are rescuing at the moment. Sadly I am turning horses away with owners taking them to the knackery because we just don’t have the funding to rescue more than what we currently have. So here is my challenge: 5% of our members committing to donate $2 per week.. That’s 330 people donating $2 per week… Think about what that $2 could by you? A can of coke? No… a coffee?? No… not even a packet of chips these days. It costs over $2 just to use an ATM machine that doesn’t belong to your bank. But that $2 goes a very long way in helping us rescue more and more horses. At our Sanctuary in Thagoona we have 2 spots for 2 more rescues but our funding won’t allow us to take any more on. Please, will your $2 per week help us save more lives? Our challenge is to have 330 people sign up for $2 per week.
Set up a periodic direct debit on your internet banking today, I have posted bank details below and please email saveahorseaustralia@yahoo.com.au with your full name so that I can personally thank you and for the tax receipts. You honestly have no idea how far your $2 per week will go and I look forward to sending you massive thank you emails… all 330+ of you, don’t forget to use your surname as the reference… Thank you and much love ~ Amanda Vella
BSB: 084852
ACC: 189538671
Name: Save A Horse Australia
Bank: NAB


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2013 Charity Calendar is on sale


Finally after months of preparation, photo shoots and designing, the 2013 charity calendar is on sale. We have had some amazing models, talented photographers and our wonderful volunteers donate their time to help make this calendar a success. "Hotties for the horses" is a calendar a little different from most and my aim was to have a rustic country theme with a touch of romance. The photos are all different with 6 wonderful photographers putting their special touch into each month and some of our rescue horses are gracing the calendar with their presence as well. The calendar's are $25 + $3 postage with 100% of the proceeds going to Save a Horse Australia which is a fully registered and sanctioned horse rescue charity. Please deposit your money into the account below. Please note that this account is different from our every day donations account. Please use your surname and "2013" as the reference. Once you have transferred please email saveahorseaustralia@yahoo.com.au with your full name, address and how many calendars you are buying. Thank you so much for your ongoing support and I hope that you enjoy your Hotties for the Horses 2013 charity calendar.


BSB: 084852
Account: 123317905
Name: Save A Horse Australia
Bank: NAB
Reference: Your surname and 2013



 

New Rescue Standerbreds

We have had two new rescues come into care at our Thagoona Sanctuary. Storm and Anzac are both beautiful boys however Storm is recovering much faster than Anzac.

Storm - is a 14 year old Black 16.1hh STB gelding who has gained weight well and is responding to treatment quickly.

Anzac - is a 10 year old bay 16hh STB gelding who is having the same treatment as Storm but isnt recovering as quickly. They both have had their teeth done and Anzac will now be treated for ulcers. Anzac also has some back issues which we will be working on.

Storm on arrival

Arrival

2 weeks in care

Anzac on arrival

2 weeks in care

Update on Promise

Promise was bought from the slaughter pens at the Gympie Dogger Sale in Mid October, she had a nasty infected cut on her leg which was old and infected. The wound is healing well however the leg is swelling when not strapped and x-rays have shown some issues with the bone. We will be taking her to the Gold Coast Equine Centre for treatment to see what is going on inside her leg.

At the Gympie Sales



Her leg at the sales

After we cleaned it up
 


Healing well

After a groom and 1 week in care

Healing well

3 weeks in care, looking and feeling much better

Update on Kaluah

We had a little Appy Pony surrendered in October 2012, she just needed a little weight, health check, teeth and hooves done and she was re homed to a young girl to learn to ride on. She is such a stunning little pony.





Update on Marley

Marley has been one of our longest residents. He came into care in December 2010 with chronic laminitis and really badly cracked front hooves. Over the next year one of his hooves healed perfectly but sadly the other hoof was growing cracked. After 3 different very good specialist farriers were unable to fix him the vet suggested putting him down... But we still had one more avenue. I took Marley to the Gold Coast Equine Centre and under the care of their specialist vets and amazing corrective farrier Mark Oleary. On arrival they weren't really sure if he could be fixed and if he could be fixed they didn't think he would ever be ridable, but they didn't give up and now, just 4 months after taking him to the hospital for his monthly sessions they are confident that he will be sound enough to be ridden again soon. I am so happy and after 2 long years in rehabilitation we can finally see some light at the end of a very long tunnel, however his rehabilitation isnt over yet. We still have a little way to go.

MASSIVE THANKS TO: The Gold Coast Equine Centre who provided us with hope and provided Marley with the best care available. We are so grateful and Marely goes back for his 5th appointment on Thursday the 29/11/12.

Cracked hoof on arrival

First farrier visit in Dec 2010

Marley was abscessing monthly

Still one year in care with no improvement
 

Such a beautiful young horse we couldnt give up


Marley at the Gold Coast Equine Centre

After surgery

With no hoof wall the farrier glued a shoe on

YAY results.

First x-ray 13/12/10

First x-rays at the GCEC

Second x-rays at the GCEC you can see the hoof wall growth

Third X-rays... Look at that growth!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Update on Hope

Hope was rescued in July 2010 as a weanling sized rising 2 year old. She was saved from the Slaughter House for $100 and was a wild as hell little horse who was scared of everyone. We turned her out for a while just focusing on getting her healthy and then started on her training. Hope is now 4 years old and standing at 15hh. She is currently at the breaker and will be ready for adoption very soon.

Hope on arrival, barely 12hh and timid



Hernia surgery


Hope as a stunning little 4 year old TB mare

Currently at the breaker

Update on Lucky

Lucky came into care in emaciated condition and quite sick with lunge issues and a horrible tooth root abscess. The first photo was taken on the 1st of June 2012 and the second photo was taken Mid November 2012. He is currently in foster care and we are considering retiring him with us. Lucky is a 28 year old STB gelding.


Monday, October 22, 2012

Hotties for Horses 2013 calendar launch! Get your copy NOW!




Finally after months of preparation, photo shoots and designing, the 2013 charity calendar is on sale. We have had some amazing models, talented photographers and our wonderful volunteers donate their time to help make this calendar a succe
ss. "Hotties for the horses" is a calendar a little different from most and my aim was to have a rustic country theme with a touch of romance. The photos are all different with 6 wonderful photographers putting their special touch into each month and some of our rescue horses are gracing the calendar with their presence as well. The calendar's are $25 + $3 postage with 100% of the proceeds going to Save a Horse Australia which is a fully registered and sanctioned horse rescue charity. Please deposit your money into the account below. Please note that this account is different from our every day donations account. Please use your surname and "2013" as the reference. Once you have transferred please email saveahorseaustralia@yahoo.com.au with your full name, address and how many calendars you are buying. Thank you so much for your ongoing support and I hope that you enjoy your Hotties for the Horses 2013 charity calendar.

BSB: 084852
Account: 123317905
Name: Save A Horse Australia
Bank: NAB
Reference: Your surname and 2013

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Equissage session raffle prize!

 
 
Another great prize. "Karma Park Equestrian Services" have donated an Equissage Session. For any horse on Gold Coast and Hinterland. Thanks so much for this generous donation.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Karma-Park-Equestrian/118501081557279
Tickets $2 each or 6 for $10.
NAB
bsb 084852
ac 123317905
"Save A Horse Australia"
(please use your name as reference)

Another great raffle prize!

Another great prize !!
DDSL (Makers of Magic Tail) have kindly donated us 2 beautiful gift packs filled with their beautiful products. Magic Tail, and gloss for your horse and grooming products. Their range is great quality to make your horse look and smell gorgeous !!
https://www.facebook.com/pages/DDSL-Products/134481683286339

Tickets $2 each or 6 for $10
NAB
bsb 084852
ac 123317905
"Save A Horse Australia"
(please use your name as reference)
 
 

One of the raffle prizes! Every ticket you purchase helps save more horses!

What a beautiful prize supplied by Heritage Downs !! A gift pack filled with their beautiful products. Tickets are $2 each or 6 for $10. 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Heritage-Downs-Natural-Animal-Care/170219621473

Buy tickets for all our fabulous prizes by bank deposit >>
NAB
bsb 084852
ac 123317905
"Save A Horse Australia"
(please use your name as reference)
 
 

Raffle time! Get your raffle tickets!


HELLO EVERYONE !! ~Jennifer here ~

New raffle is up and running. Only $2 per ticket ( 6 for $10 ). We have some lovely prizes up for grabs. There are many items to be won so loads of chances to win. I will start posting photos of all the items we have been kindly donated. Please note that all raffle ticket money is to be deposited into our "SAHA Raffle Account" and NOT our main SAHA donation account. The bank details are as follows >>>
NAB
bsb 084852
ac 123317905
Save A Horse Australia

Every couple of days I will post up your ticket numbers once your deposits are in.
Only deposits into this account will be for raffle tickets. Thanks for your support, please buy as many tickets as you can. Thanks so much to the people who have donated us prizes so far. Please ask around if any people/business you know may be able to donate something?? We in return will post a link to their business name for all our supporters to see (6,703 likes). Any enquires can be directed to me, Jennifer Malloch. Thankyou :)
 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Amanda-Vellas-SAHA-Horse-Rescue-and-Sanctuary/118509848170896?fref=ts
 

Raffles coming up! Stay tuned, buy some tickets & win a prize!

We have some wonderful items to be raffled very shortly! Tickets will be $2 each or 6 for $10. Stay tuned for details on the prizes and how to get your tickets! Remember every ticket you buy, helps save more horses!

Urgent donations needed!

GREAT NEWS GUYS.... We will soon be able to take credit and debit card donations... One off donations along with regular ones... This will save you setting up the direct debits yourself... We are in urgent need of regular donations and this will help so much... ~ Amanda xx

Save a Horse Australia chosen as charity of choice for the Horseland cocktail charity auction!

As most of you know SAHA has been offered the charity of choice for the Horseland cocktail charity auction organised by The Ultimate Master Class which will be held on the 3rd of November at the QLD equestrian centre in Brisbane. This is an amazing event which runs for 3 days with the charity cocktail party being held on the sat night. Tickets for the cocktail party are $130 and can be bought by emailing info@theultimatemasterclass.com. All proceeds from the Auction go to SAHA. Please join their Facebook page and please share this photo. :-) Let me know if you have any questions. xxx ~ Amanda


Production of our 2013 calendar under way!