Save This TB Mare from Slaughter

$1,800 of $2,100 goal

Raised by 31 people in 51 months


This is a Thoroughbred mare sitting in a kill pen in Pennsylvania. She may have two days AT MOST to live. If we do not save her, she is going to be slaughtered for human consumption overseas.  Yes, it really does happen.  The photo shows the auction sticker on her back.

If I can provide more photos later in this campaign, I will. She's a lovely mare that has been neglected. When she outlived her usefulness for someone, they sent her to an auction. She went without identification or a story. They didn't care. They just didn't want her any more. With no history, no one purchased her to be a pet or a riding horse and without our help - yours and mine - she is doomed. She'll be dead in a few days.  

Bright Futures Farm equine charity is willing to take her with no history. We will get her the care she needs immediately and have her vetted and evaluated for riding once she's had time to recover from the neglect she has experienced recently. If she can be ridden, she will be reschooled and we will place her in a new, loving  home of her own. If she cannot, she will be adopted out as a companion or may stay at Bright Futures the remainder of her life.  We have other seniors here that have been with us many years. 

We want her to have a long and fruitful life. She had a  job in the past. She raced, and she most likely was a broodmare at some point - perhaps recently from what we have been told.  She did what she was told to do for humans, and now a human has discarded her.  She deserved better and we can give her that with your help. Time truly is of the essence as horses in kill pens don't stay long. The dealer/kill buyer doesn't want to spend money feeding the horses he has, so he ships them to slaughter in either Canada or Mexico as soon as he has a full load - which for this dealer will be sometime before the end of this week.

This girl was a lovely mare at one time - she can be a lovely mare again with care, food and TLC.

Our goal is $3000. It will cost $750 to buy her. That is a non negotiable price. She will need to be transported to a quarrantine facility and remain there 30 days to make sure she has no illnesses. We estimate the cost of transport to QT to be around $300 and the cost to stay at QT for 30 days to be around $400. She will then need to be transported to Bright Futures Farm in Cochranton, PA. We estimate that cost to be around $400 and the cost to vet her will be another $400.  We are asking for $3000 in donations so that we have a cushion in case our estimates are off.  Any excess money will be used toward her care and/or training.  

Bright Futures Farm is a 501(c)(3) equine charity that specializes in assisting Thoroughbreds. If you haven't heard of us before, the oldest living son of Secretariat is in retirement here. We are accredited by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and are Verified by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries. What does that mean?  It means that we are knowledgeable, run a clean facility, provide excellent care to the horses here and are transparent - the funds we get are used for the animals. We have been established for 15 years and have helped countless Thoroughbreds and other breeds in the past.  We can help this mare as well.  We just need a little bit of help with the initial expenses.

Can you help us save this mare from certain death?  Please donate today.  All donations are tax deductible.  

Thank you.

Beverlee Dee
Bright Futures Farm
238 Old Franklin Pike
Cochranton, PA 16314
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This campaign is closed. Thanks to everyone who supported the rescue and rehab of Mintsonthepillow!
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Thank you to everyone who donated to help save and rehab Blesssed. She finished her QT a week ago and was evaluated under saddle by Brittney. She is going to receive a 30 day refresher course under saddle and they will be available to adopt. If you are interested in adopting Blessed (Mintsonthepillow), please contact us at: brightfuturesfarm@gmail.com
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Mintsonthepillow is halfway through her Quarrantine. She's gained some weight and today she had spa treatment! She is a very sweet mare and loved her bath, stood to have her mane pulled and thoroughly enjoyed the attention and TLC. Here are some photos Brittney took today.

Once her QT is up, she will finish gaining weight, and we will see what she knows, work with her on the ground and then put her under saddle in preparation for finding her a new home. If her personality under saddle is anything like her personality on the ground, she will be a very easy ride for almost anyone.

We are only 350 away from our goal to cover her 1st months expenses. Would you consider a donation to help us get through the most expensive month of care for her?

Thank you.
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We just adjusted our fundraising goal. We estimate (hopefully we're correct!) the vet bill to be around $400 and transport back to Bright Futures Farm to be around $300. That makes our goal $2100. Please help if you can.
Thank you.
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$1,800 of $2,100 goal

Raised by 31 people in 51 months
Created March 31, 2015
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AS
$150
Adrienne Sherman
50 months ago
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From us to help Blessed reach the future she deserves.

SC
$50
Simone Cobbett
51 months ago
$86
Kim Alexander
51 months ago

With love from Sis, Shelby and Lola. Because we girls gotta stick together!

KY
$50
Kristi yager
51 months ago

Bev, I hope this works

DC
$25
donna carragher
51 months ago
MM
$13
marianne meldgaard
51 months ago

loving and caring home for her here ..

$25
Marie McCormack
51 months ago
$100
Anonymous
51 months ago
RC
$10
rebecca coulter
51 months ago

Beautiful mare. She needs a caring home, not slaughtered.

SK
$50
Stacie Kondik
51 months ago

I grew up with OTTB's. So I have a soft spot for them. Hopefully she will be safe.

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