RESCUED ANIMALS NEED YOUR HELP

Dear Friends of the Animals:

We are a small 501 (C) (3) animal rescue and sanctuary in rural New Hampshire. We depend upon the generosity of folks for support of the animals we save.  This yea,r more than ever,  we really need help to feed the horses and dogs.

My mother died and left me enough money to support the sanctuary for a couple of years, but two sisters stole the money because they want me to lose my home and the animals. Yes, this is a true story - very sad, but true. It is so disturbing that family would deliberately want to hurt family.

So because of what happened to me, this year has been a very bad year for us. I make enough money to pay my mortgage, but not to pay the mortgage and feed the animals. So, I'm behind on a mortgage payment because I have been feeding the animals.

This was a bad year for hay, which is a staple for horses. Normally, we use 4 bales a day at $5.00 a bale, or $1825 yearly, but this year the price increased by $2.00. We need another $2000 just for hay until next June.

Our expenses:

8 dogs - $200 a month on Blue Buffalo = $1400 a year

4 horses:

Grain - 10 bags a month @ $16.00 a bag = $1926 a year
Hay - 4 bales a day x [email redacted] a bale = $2555 a year
Vet - $350 a year
Supplements - $450 a year
Bute  (horse aspirin) - $225.00
Horse dentist - $320.00
Shavings - 500 bags a year @$4.25 a year  = $2125.00

The picture of B, a 76- year old woman with Alzheimer's, who when she was a teenager, had a horse. We are using the rescued horses as therapy for her - she loves them and they love her. B is grooming Coco, a rescue from Massachusetts. It is so rewarding to see how B reacts to the horses and remembers them! Someday, I would like to offer animal therapy to other Alzheimer patients.

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Coco has a problem with her back legs. She was diagnosed with 'string halt' where her back legs will jerk. Her joints hurt her so I have to give her a supplement with turmeric in it to reduce the inflammation. In addition, I give her a daily dose of bute mixed with Pepto-Bismal because bute can be hard on the stomach.

I tried MSM, but it doesn't work and when she gets uncomfortable, she bites at the  railing in her stall.  She's only 10 years old, and other than the 'string halt', she's in good condition.  She is not ride-able because of her condition, but we don't ride, drive or breed any of the rescues. Our promise to them is that they will live out the rest of their lives in peace.



33505470_1539525593935821_r.jpegAnimals come here by word of mouth - someone knows someone who can't keep a horse, dog, or cat, and they call me. Coltan's owner, Tammy,  died of cancer, and while she was sick, Coltan spent 24/7 outside without much food. Tammy's husband called me and asked me to take Coltan. I knew that Tammy would want that, so I paid to have Coltan  shipped from Indiana to NH. He found is forever home.

Coltan has bad arthritis in his back legs, so he's on a supplement with turmeric in it for swelling. Horses left outside in bad weather don't toughen-up! On the contrary, bad weather stresses animals and compromises their immune system.

PLEASE help us save the animals.  All monies will be used for food for the  rescues - dogs and horses - so that the money I have will pay my mortgage. 

If 300 people donated $10.00, we could almost reach our goal.

Remember: your donation is tax deductible.

Bless you all for helping save the animals.

Kathe

Donations

  • Maryfrances Godek 
    • $50 
    • 7 mos
  • Linda Peters 
    • $100 
    • 33 mos
  • scotty miclette 
    • $20 
    • 35 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $1,000 
    • 36 mos
  • John Maynard 
    • $20 
    • 36 mos
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Organizer

Kathe Higgins 
Organizer
Rumney, NH
Harmony Hills Happy Horse Haven 
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