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Drought Hits Calan Horse Sanctuary

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Horses Do Go To Heaven!  In the past five years, Calan Horse Sanctuary has had nearly 152 requests to take in a horse. Whilst we are able to care for the 20 who currently live here, 5 have passed away since the sanctuary opened and the number of requests continues to rise and sadly, we can't take them all as resources are limited.    20  equine residents, 2 alpaca's several sheep, 2 cats and 1 dog call this place 'home'.
 
The costs continue to rise for feed, vet, dental and general care like rugging, upkeep of the stables.    Your donations help us help the horses who have nowhere else to go- they're either at risk of being shot or shipped off to the knackery through no fault of their own. Did you know the estimates are that 700 horses per week are slaughtered in Australia?  Most of the horses in our care would be considered high risk - mainly seniors over 20, have medical issues and require some sort of rehabilitation.  When they land here, however, they are never sold on, never ridden,  and they are given lots of attention and heaps of TLC.
 
We thank you for your generosity and support. If you're in the area, stop by for a visit. We'd love to share the story of each and every horse.
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"Drought hits Calan Sanctuary hard" Help needed to secure food for the herd of mainly elderly, rescued horses during this difficult, rough, dry weather that Western Australia is experiencing. Normally when we'd have pasture, the earth is now shattered and dry from lack of seasonal rains we desperately rely on. The generosity of people for the monies raised have been spent on hard feeding 23 horses, 4 x per day and supplimenting with as much hay as we can afford. These drought conditions with nothing but dirt to pick at cause horses to colic with bellies full of sand. It became a reality for friends close to the sanctuary whose horse had to be put down. We'd like to prevent that here with your help and to buy more grain and hay and to help cover expenses of supporting dedicated volunteers to assist Alan in feeding out while we're doing it tough with this weather. Thank you in advance for your continued dedication to our beautiful equine friends. We welcome inspections and visits - during good times and now when the situation is bleak.
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There is no shortage of reports of animal neglect and it is particularly bad when it happens at the hand of people who ought to know better- like professionals who are charged with a duty of care to look after innocent beings who are 100% at our mercy. This photo is common of the condition of the teeth the many elder equines arrive here with. So poor in fact that they can starve to death even though a 'dentist' has treated them! As you can imagine, we too rely on these professionals to be competent and give us good advice. It makes sense to get a second opinion if you're horse companion ceases to thrive as there could be health issues not properly treated or diagnosed. Here at Calan Horse Sanctuary, we listen to the horse first and then let the professionals guide us. We aim to look at situations from different angles to ensure we meet our horse's high standards- and see if what is going on tells us they are healthy, happy and thriving. Won't you help us by donating to this outstanding vision and reality for elder equines?
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The 20 horses at Calan Horse Sanctuary receive the highest standard of care, with each horse in the que to have hooves meticulously tended to and trimmed, dental work scheduled according their individual needs and issues and dietary requirements by age and condition looked after. We tend to every horse, heart, body and mind which as you can imagine with 20 of them, means we don't have much down time. Alan's funding and some donations enable us to keep the standards high and the horses happy. Please consider donating or stop by to volunteer, drop off a rug, food or summer cotton rugs or herbal insect repellent. We want to ensure that what we use is animal friendly and non-toxic so they live the life they so rightly deserve. As always, thank you for your support.
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There isn't a day, an hour, a moment that goes by that little old Brodie, who is around 30 years-old, doesn't miss his mate Mercury who died a few months ago. He stands forlorn at Merc's trough and stable and is now spending time alone away from the herd. Horses feel heartache and emotions that express their bond with each other, especially as herd animals. Losing an elder in the herd is significant. This is why we take time each day to check on each and every horse at Calan to make sure they are given the proper care and attention whether it is vet care or tender loving care. Won't you please donate to help Brodie and the other equines at the sanctuary? Hugs and well wishes are great and it takes financial means to give these horses the very best care they deserve. Thank you for your support and do stop by for visit if you visit or live in Western Australia. From all of us at CHS.
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