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Casey is the caretaker of  The Golden Carrot a Sanctuary for Horses up in the Anza Mountains is Southern California. She is the sole caretaker for 40 plus rescue horses, donkeys, a goat and a pig. We were also taking care of some abandoned Chihuahuas and other little dogs. Late last night a fire broke out at the ranch. Casey made it out alive with only the clothes on her back. All of the little dogs perished in the fire. 

As you can imagine she is devastated and so am I. I just returned from the ranch on Tuesday after spending time with Casey and the little guys slept with me that night. To say we are heartbroken is an understatement.

We thank you if you have already supported the 501c3, but we want to make sure that Casey has a little bit of personal money to replace what she needs.


We are currently trying to get her a RV or 5th Wheel to live in, as she has to stay at the ranch to care for the horses and the two surviving dogs. Please help us with your contribution. 

Thank you from the bottom of my heart
Katja Tootle-Pizka
Board Member, The Golden Carrot 

PS: you can read about The Golden Carrot here: www.thegoldencarrot.org

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Hi Everyone and thank you once more for donating. This past weekend was a very busy one. We were able to get a big 40 yard container from trash removal company and some great helpers Karen, Nikki, Loren and Irene, as well as Mike helped to clean the burn site and the container was filled to the rims. We now have a clean enough area (hopefully) that the Electric Company will come out and we can get a new pedestal and will get electricity back.... !!! Concrete needs to be poured, a pedestal needs to be set and then we have to find an electrician to connect everything... But with your help we will win this battle..... Keep on Keeping on! Thank you all for your support!
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Hello Everyone and Thank you Again for your generosity. We've been overwhelmed and are so grateful to everyone. Currently we are combing a few websites for a larger Camper or 5th Wheel for Casey to temporarily live in. She loves the little one she has for now, but it's not going to be suitable for longer living, which she will need. We'll also help restore electricity to the property in Anza, as we need that utility to keep our well pumping and getting water pressure. Thanks again and I will update further when we can show you pictures of the things you helped us with.
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Hello Everyone and Thank you All for Donating so far. For the sake of transparency, you should all know that I am a Board Member of The Golden Carrot 501c3 and a very close friend of Casey. Her and I have just made two road trips together and returned from them last Tuesday. We are close and I loved all the little dogs that perished in the fire, in fact I was about to adopt Lily.

We, with advice from a friend in the Legal Field wanted to keep this private help separate from the funds that are going to the rescue, so funds that belong to the horses are not intermingled with her personal expenses.

GoFundMe is distributing the funds into a separate bank account in my name. I will be paying bills that come up and purchase items as Casey needs them with these funds. I will also withdraw cash for her and give it to her once I am able to travel to Anza or will co-ordiante with someone else that lives near by to give cash to Casey as needed. Casey still has to replace all her documents, drivers license, debit cards etc. so this is the only way for her to have any access.
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here is a photo taken from across the street by the neighbor that called 911. The fire broke out around Midnight and Casey had to flee through a window. She tried in vain to rescue the little dogs inside to no avail.

Casey is one of the hardest working women I know. She lives and breathes the horses, she has dedicated her life to helping animals.

Please let us help her. Thank you everyone!
Fire at Midnight at The Golden Carrot
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