Sunday, September 22, 2013

Jasper and Bella

Bella and Jasper enjoying some pampering. Bella has been in care with us for a few months now, the poor girl wasn't cared for in her last home and came to us very sick. She has picked up really well and is enjoying her weekly equssage sessions.

Jasper is a new SAHA horse and will be having all of his vet work done this week.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Quick update

This is just a quick update on a few of our horses. Please remember to join our facebook page for daily updates.

Bingo day 1 in care
Bingo 10 weeks in care

Bingo heading to his new home

10 weeks after being rescued from the slaughter pens in emaciated condition Bingo has now gone to his new home. A very happy ending for us and an even happier beginning for Bingo and his new mum.

Hope day 1 in care - July 2010

Hope now
Hope was rescued in 2010 as a very skinny weanling sized 2 year old. She was in care with us until she turned 4 years old which is when we had her broken in. Hope is doing so well in her new home and she is now 5 years old. Thank you to her new mum for taking such amazing care of her.

Jaffa is still on the adoption list waiting for a new home. See the horses for adoption section for more details.

Krystal enjoying some equassage

Marley enjoying a scratch. Marley is still on the adoption list as well

Maggie under saddle and ready for a home
Micky on arrival

10 weeks in care
Mickey is doing so well in care, he is almost perfect weight. Isn't he the cutest little pony.
Rescuing and rehabilitating these horses is a very expensive exercise, we run solely by donations from the public and need your urgent support to continue rescuing these beautiful horses. We are fully registered and sanctioned not for profit charity and can offer tax receipts for donations over $2. Please show your support today and help us help these abused, neglected and unwanted horses.
BSB: 084852
ACC: 189538671

Name: Save A Horse Australia
Bank: NAB
Email with your details for a receipt. Thank you for your ongoing support.

Update on Paddy

We have some bad news. Sadly we have made the very hard decision to have Paddy put to sleep. He recently spent a few days in the hospital due to the serve sarcoid which is causing him all kinds of grief. The sarciod is massive, not responding as well as hoped to the treatment which has become painful and he isn't a happy horse. It could take 12 months or longer before we can heal the massive skin tumor and even then poor paddy isn't comfortable with his arthritic knee's. Even if we treat the sarciod in the end he still has bad arthritis. In the end we have to make a choice based around quality of life and what the out come might be if we continue treatment and I really do think that we are prolonging his suffering by keeping him going. Paddy has never been a happy horse since we have had him and since arriving home from the hospital he has isolated himself from the other horses and just doesn't want to be near anyone. Its heartbreaking and I believe our decision is the right one. Paddy is booked into be laid to rest on Tuesday morning.

Rescued from the Laidley dogger sales

The penned section of the local sales are for "meat competition", horses deemed worthless by other human beings who don't seem to care where the horses end up. Maybe they are unhandled, aged, sick or injured, but sometimes perfectly healthy, sound horses end up in the meat section for what ever reason. When we bid on dogger horses we make sure we only bid against meat buyers. These four horses are our latest rescue.  

1. Unhandled mare and colt foal - Penny and Cooper
2. Unhandled colt about 7-8 months old - Chevy
3. Aged palomino mare about 20 years old - Holly

Chevy at the sales

Penny and cooper at the sales

Cooper, Penny and Chevy at home



If you would like to make a donation to help us rescue more horses like these four then please deposit money into the account below and email with your details for a receipt.
We out bid the slaughter house for all 4 horses. Penny and Cooper were $340, Chevy was $90 and Holly was $220. We attend these sales once every few months and we can only rescue what our funding allows us to rescue. Please help us help the horses by making a donation today.
BSB: 084852
ACC: 189538671

Name: Save A Horse Australia
Bank: NAB