Horses Siezed! How Many Can We Save
Sacred Grounds Rescue Ranch is located outside a very small town called Wikieup in North West Arizona, population 300, and we could use some Help. For the last 14 years we have taken in and cared for abused and neglected ranch animals from horses burros and mules to goats sheep llamas cattle alpacas chickens ducks pigs and the list goes on! The only way we have come so far is through donations from friends and sponsors.
TOGETHER we have a chance to save some lives! 24 Horses were just Siezed in southern Arizona, not counting the 4 they alread put down. Soon they will be released to several Rescues in Arizona. The information so far is that the animals are in poor condition but not skin and bones. But its criminal abuse the way their feet look, severly deformed and overgrown. So far a few Rescues have stepped up to the challenge but you have to understand taking on these horses will be a long and patient road to recovery and many rescues are not set up for such extreme abuse. To date maybe a half dozen horses have been spoken for but that still leaves many more, and Im sure you can understand what can happen to the ones left over.
Sacred Grounds Rescue has worked with horses like these before and we do have plenty of room. We would like to take in 6 or more of these animals but we will need sponsors to do it. I crunched the numbers and it will take a minimum of $12,000 to care for 6 of these horses for one year, and some may take longer. That will not include any vet bills that may come up. Thats just feed and care and a whole lot of farrier work on their feet. Its not just about making their feet look normal, it has taken a long time for their feet to get this way, and it will take a long time to trim just a bit at a time, allowing their legs and muscles to make the changes. There's alot involved, but throw in alot of love and this can happen.
You may want to Sponsor one of the horses yourself and you can even name it and we'll keep you updated on their progress. If your in Arizona you can even come visit the horses and maybe help out and share some love.
You always see this happening on the news, usually when its already happened and there's nothing you can do to help, and you feel bad... But now you can help us save some lives and maybe even sponsor your own horse's recovery. Since we are a 501c3 non profit org we can also give you a donation reciept that will be nice come tax time. Be sure to leave your contact info and let us know if you want one.
We can't save them without your help, as soon as we get their release date we have to move fast. I would love to commit to several horses, can we do this together.
Small Note: I have modified an old Gofundme account for the rescue, so if you see a date difference thats why.
God Bless You All for caring enough to even read this through.