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HELP SAVE THIS ANIMAL RESCUE

$1,246 of $18,000 goal

Raised by 12 people in 27 months

We are Sacred Grounds Rescue a small 501c3 Horse Rescue in Wikieup Arizona and we need your help.  We began as a Horse Rescue in 2002 but realized the local problem was bigger than that so we blended to the needs of the surrounding communities and now take in all your farm/ranch type animals, goats sheep llamas cattle alpacas burros mules pigs chickens ducks the works.  We do not do dogs or cats but can usually place them.  In 2009 we became a non profit organization.  When at capacity we have held 50 horses, 35 burros, and 200 of the smaller animals on 46 acres.
The New Year brought the rescue bad news, our water source had dried up, we were in serious trouble.  There is no public water here, people that are lucky have a well and everyone else hauls their water, like us.  On Jan 14th 2016 we sent out some desperate emails and the next day Lauren Vargas of ABC News 15 literally came to our rescue.  They aired our plea that evening at 6pm and again at 10pm and we watched the miracle happen.   One angel named Kathleen donated $14,000 by herself!!
Brown Well Drilling started Febuary 2nd to drill a 400 foot hole, but no water appeared, at 500 ft just  a very small amount, the next day after a distressing 600 and 700 ft still nothing until 750 Feet we hit the Motherload!  Excellent water and lots of it!!!  But we had only planned on 400 ft so the expense was HUGE although Brown Drilling did give the rescue a very welcome discount.  But now with funds very short we have to find a pump company to install and get the water to the surface.  Through a friend we met Prosser Well Service and they basically put in the pump and got the water to the surface for exactly what we had left, plus a small loan we had to take out.  So we now have water to the surface but ironically we still have to distribute it with the water truck to each animal.
We still need the plumb the entire rescue and Im praying build the handicapped bathroom for our special needs kids that visit us.  The only way this can happen is with your help.  Tell me how to make it happen, do you have a loved one you want us to name a corral after, or maybe your in business and want a sign placed on our fenceline, maybe put sponsored by on our truck or horse trailer, whatever it takes let us know.  This is what will save the rescue, it has to happen.  We've even started planting tress dedicated to special sponsors.  I have commited the rest of my life to taking care of these animals and have even made financial arrangements for it to continue when I'm gone.  But right now we desperately need your help, please... help us save some lives.
Bobby Joe

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Just wanted to say hi, the Rescue is still going strong and we're trying to save as many animals as we can afford to save. That's where your help comes in, we sure can use more sponsors. Please help us save more abused and neglected animals!
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Hello everyone! We are still struggling to get our water system done for the rescue, actually I just bought some parts to hook up another water storage tank. I also used this address on my facebook to possibly raise some funds for a hay deal that has dropped in our laps. We can get a grass mix bale for $8 each which is extremely cheap and I figured with the amount of animals we have right now that would cost us about $900 per month and with prices usually going up in the fall and winter months this could really be a good opportunity. We can use all the help we can get and if you want a tax write of certificate just contact us or leave me an email address and we'll get together. Please Please Please, help the rescue.
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Well its already going on the end the May and its getting hot! Imagine that, in Arizona! For us at the Rescue that means its all about Water for the animals. It's a constant concern and will last all summer long. We are in need of volunteers, with the rebuild we can use lots of help. But if your not local or cant make it to the Rescue, your dollars will help just the same. Everyone knows these animals eat money, but what the heck, the gotta eat. God Bless You for any help you can send our way!!
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Well its a New Year and things are looking OK really. Sure financially we are in a pinch, but running a non profit org it kind of comes with the territory. But were down to just a half dozen horses and about 60 of the smaller animals. This will make it easier to begin tearing down the pens so we can have a tractor come in and clear the area and then begin to reconstruct. We've been praying for someone to donate a small tractor but it hasn't happened yet. We can always use more volunteers but we also need to feed them too, money money money ...... Any help you can send our way would help. We also just set up a facebook page for Sacred Grounds Rescue Ranch so check out some of the animals up for adoption.
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$1,246 of $18,000 goal

Raised by 12 people in 27 months
Created January 30, 2016
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MA
$100
Marty Amorin
12 months ago

Donation for April.

SF
$250
Steve F
12 months ago

Thank you for the work you are doing.

MA
$200
Marty Amorin
13 months ago

I will try and do $100 per month this year, consider this $200 for last month and this month. Thank you for your dedication and God bless you and all the animals.

DS
$20
Debra Sanders
24 months ago

Good luck

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