Horses Siezed! How Many Can We Save

$619 of $12,500 goal

Raised by 9 people in 25 months
April 2018
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.
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Thank You Melissa! We received our first donation to save some of these Horses! Who will be next to step up and save some lives!!! You know this project will be going on for the whole year atleast, once we pick them up. Right now we need a good chunk to get started but will need funds all year long. Maybe donate what you can now and make a monthly pledge to continue helping them, or maybe you have some other thought, Im very open to suggestions....
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In 2016 we had our biggest Miracle when the viewers of ABC News 15 here in Arizona raised enough money for us to drill a 720 foot well to supply the Rescue with its own water. We are looking for another one of those Miracles right now to save as many of these seized horses as we can. The only way this can happen is with your help...... Please Please Please help us save these horses lives!!! Any size donation will help, it will be a long road but we would love for you to travel it with us.
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$619 of $12,500 goal

Raised by 9 people in 25 months
Created March 9, 2016
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Melissa Allen
7 days ago

Keep fighting the "great fight" by helping these magnificent, gracious and kind animals...including all the others that you help. It is heartbreaking to see such cruelty that people inflict on innocent animals. Your organization is greatly needed and I wish more people would continue to donate. Thank the heavens for your organization as you are truly saving these animals from horror.

Kara Gentile
16 months ago

We are happy to help your wonderful rescue! I will email you my address :) Happy New Year!!

18 months ago
Sharon Garland
25 months ago

Send Ticket to 148 Love Lane Bakersfield Ca. 93308

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