Animal Welfare Fund

$17,637 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 302 people in 39 months
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This will be my last post. Your support for animals that have been abused or neglected is inspiring and I am grateful to have had a small part in the fundraising efforts. Since your support was so strong--DoAg setup a process for continued support and this GoFundMe page is no longer needed. All the details are below. Thank you all for donating! ~ Rep.Ziobron

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Those wishing to donate to the care and feeding of the animals may make a contribution to the department’s Animal Abuse Cost Recovery Account. Donations to the fund will be used to purchase hay, grain, bedding, veterinary services for the horses. 

Online donations by credit card may be made at:  

http://www.connecticutgrownstore.com/State-Animal-Abuse-Cost-Recovery-Account-Donation-DONATE001.htm 

or by check to: 

THE ANIMAL ABUSE COST  RECOVERY ACCOUNT
c/o Connecticut Department of Agriculture
165 Capitol Avenue, Room
Hartford, CT 06106
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This will be my last post. Your support for animals that have been abused or neglected is inspiring and I am grateful to have had a small part in the fundraising efforts. Since your support was so strong--DoAg setup a process for continued support and this GoFundMe page is no longer needed. All the details are below. Thank you all for donating! ~ Rep.Ziobron
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Those wishing to donate to the care and feeding of the animals may make a contribution to the department’s Animal Abuse Cost Recovery Account. Donations to the fund will be used to purchase hay, grain, bedding, veterinary services for the horses.

Online donations by credit card may be made at:

http://www.connecticutgrownstore.com/State-Animal-Abuse-Cost-Recovery-Account-Donation-DONATE001.htm

or by check to:

THE ANIMAL ABUSE COST RECOVERY ACCOUNT
c/o Connecticut Department of Agriculture
165 Capitol Avenue, Room
Hartford, CT 06106
One of the foals born at the facility!
Starting to feel frisky!
Ray FFA students who contributed...
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The auction ends on June, 1. Please do not leave messages here, you must contact the person at end of this update. I will also be posting just one more update with a new way you can support the Second Chance Facility in the future. There are more animals that need your support. Thanks to everyone for their support and kindness! - Rep. Melissa Ziobron

---------This is an official email from DOAG------------

I again apologize for not being able to individually answer all the emails and calls I have been getting, but please understand that we have received literally hundreds of inquiries.

To those who have already submitted bids, thank you. I will respond to each of you next week so that you know I received your application.

Many of the emails I received this week were from those who apparently learned of the auction on Facebook or elsewhere and do not have the basic information on the bidding process. The information, photos of the horses and bid forms are available through a link on the homepage of our website, www.CTGrown.gov

As far as bidding, many people have asked if they should put all of their funds on a bid for one horse, or “split” their bids in case their first choice goes to another bidder. Given the number of bids received in just the first few days, it appears certain that we will have many more bids than we have horses.

And since we’d like to accommodate as many bidders as possible, it seems very likely that each successful bidder will be limited to one horse, or at most two in rare circumstances.

My informal advice for bidders in this situation would be to note on the application how much they would bid for a single horse, and to list their preferences in order.

This is a sealed-bid auction, but we will issue periodic updates on the highest bids received - or if no bid has been received - on each horse in order to allow bids to be adjusted. I plan to issue the first update next week. To quickly answer other questions:

· It is not possible to see the horses in person during the bidding process.

· Out-of-state bidders are welcome.

· Successful bidders will be notified by phone and/or email, and payment arrangements will be made on an individual basis.

·Once bids close on June 1, there is no set deadline for bidders to pick up their horse(s). We will make reasonable individual arrangements as needed, and have no objection to the use of professional haulers.

·All registration, veterinary and other records we have will be transferred to the new owners upon sale.

·I plan to add information on the horses’ training and temperament and to the spreadsheet next week.

·I will have more information next week on the treatment and condition of the horses with Lyme.

·Lataro is being examined by a veterinarian next week and I will have more information on his condition then.

·Jana’s tendon injury is not considered serious and should heal with a few months of stall rest.

Steve Jensen
CT Dept. of Agriculture
Office of Cmsr. Steven K. Reviczky
165 Capitol Avenue, Hartford CT 06106
860-713-2519 – office
www.CTGrown.gov
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Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Your donations are at work and so appreciated! There is still a lot going on behind the scenes---the Attorney General is verifying ownership claims for some of the horses, continuing veterinarian care, criminal proceedings with the former owners, increasing food quantity for some of the horses, training additional inmates to care for the horses, and more. The DoAg and I are also in discussion about holding a "THANK YOU" event for the donors to this fund, including Nathan Hale-Ray FFA students. Stay tuned and thank you for your continued generosity and support.
~ State Rep. Melissa Ziobron
A load of hay---your donations at work!
Invoice details...
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Hi Everyone!

I have started to transfer out your donations to pay for the care of the horses. The first check will be in the amount of $14,785.94. See the photo, which details the items YOU have funded so far! Special thank you to the largest donors including June Villa, Nathan Hale-Ray FFA chapter, and Jackson Chevrolet. We will be doing a special event for donors and stay tuned for more info. You are making a difference. - Rep. Ziobron
Thank You letter and info!
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$17,637 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 302 people in 39 months
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Hollis Redding
37 months ago

Thank you for helping those abused animals. God bless you!

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Anonymous
37 months ago
MJ
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Michele Jaworski
37 months ago
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Please help. Five dollars will mean a lot

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37 months ago
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Brenna Wells
37 months ago

Glad to see they are getting better and that the donations are helping.

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Laura Runkle
37 months ago

So glad these horses are getting the care that they need. Thank you!

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