Thursday, April 23, 2009

Can you spare $5, $10, $20 to help Habitat for Horses?

If you can spare some money...even $5.00...if all of us pitch will make a huge difference in the horses' lives and lift a little of the burden off the shoulders of those who care and physically go to the aid of these horses.

Ranch Owner in Jail and Need for Aid is Urgent

19 April 2009

Alliance, Nebraska– At least 60 horses are

dead and more than 100 others are

seriously emaciated at a mustang

facility in Morrill County, Nebraska.

Habitat for Horses, an equine rescue

organization, received reports last week

of problems at the 3-Strikes Ranch. Jerry Finch of the equine rescue

organization Habitat for Horses just returned from flying over the property,

Sunday, and reports that “The situation is even worse than we suspected.”

They spotted another 20 animals on the range, several barely able

to stand. Another 50-60 emaciated horses are in holding pens with only

a small amount of muddy and trampled alfalfa. They are suffering

from a variety of ailments including severe worm infestation and

terribly neglected hooves. Two young foals, approximately four

months old, were found dead. Necropsies have been performed on

both; a full report, including toxicology results is due back Friday.

3-Strikes Ranch, according to its web site, is a "Mustang outpost…

a Non-Profit habitat to hundreds of mustangs from all over

the United States… natural environment for wild to run on the

open prairies of the Sand Hills." Mustangs captured by the

US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) that were not adopted

after three attempts -- three strikers -- were sent to Jason Meduna

at 3-Strikes Ranch. Meduna also accepted horses from people

unable to care for their mustangs, and those in need of special

training. A number of private owners who had placed horses with

Meduna have already retrieved their animals. The BLM was at the

facility last week and removed one of the three horses for which

they currently hold title. The other was reported to be dead.

According to ranch owner Meduna more than 300 animals were

at the ranch in January. He has attributed the deaths to toxic

poisoning, but to date no proof of this has been provided.

Meduna is currently in jail on an animal cruelty charge stemming

from the horse already removed by the BLM.

Habitat for Horses is assisting local law enforcement, the

Bureau of Land Management, and a number of volunteers in

caring for these animals.

Hay and feed-based wormer are urgently needed. Local families

are urged to contact Finch if they are able to provide tactical

support for this operation. Donations for hay are being collected

by Front Range Equine Rescue in Colorado.

If you do not have access to Paypal you can mail donations to:

Front Range Equine Rescue, P.O. Box 307, Larkspur, CO 80118.

Please notate on your check and/or Paypal donations that it is

for "3-Strikes Mustangs". Any and all help with hay is greatly appreciated.

Habitat for Horses (HfH) is a not-for-profit equine protection

agency committed to the prevention, rescue and rehabilitation

of neglected, abused and homeless horses. The largest organization

of its kind in North America, HfH operates a rehabilitation ranch

in Hitchcock, Texas, as well as a growing network of foster homes t

hroughout Texas, Oklahoma, Florida and Louisiana.

The organization has taken a leadership role in horse protection

issues and has been instrumental in developing and promoting

legislation to eliminate the slaughter of American horses.

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Friday, April 17, 2009

Draft Horse Rescue

Draft Horse Rescue
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