Some of you may have already met our beautiful new palomino mare, Honey. Honey came to us severely emaciated and in need of ferrier and vet care. She has an old wound on her back leg that became infected and never properly healed. We are working closely with the veterinarian to assess the damage and diagnose both the short term and long term prognosis. We're asking for donations toward Honey's rehabilitation, which has been estimated at $5,000 for the numerous procedures on her leg. If you would like to contribute to her rehabilitation, please click the Donate link below or you can mail a gift to our mailing address at the bottom of this email. Thank you in advance for your generosity and support!
We're still looking for weekly volunteers to join our Feed Teams! Feed Teams are the glue that holds HOPE together. We feed twice a day, every day, rain or shine. If you'd like a little more volunteer responsibility, please let Tracey know!
Our Crew of the Month is the amazing people at Massey Exterminating who are sponsoring the rescue via their extermination services. These guys are so friendly and great at what they do - their work has already made a huge difference around the farm! If you know of a business that may be interested in sponsoring HOPE, please contact us.
Volunteer of the Month
Kaileigh began volunteering in 2015 by assisting with farm maintenance and horse care. She then enrolled in our 10 month long Partner Program. Most recently, Miss Ashby reached out to us to offer her talents in assisting with the organizations social media exposure, growth and management. If you have seen a post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram recently, it is highly likely that Kaileigh made that post. In addition she has taken it upon herself to broaden the organizations professional connections, volunteer communications and solicit for product donations that benefit the care of our rescues. We are extremely grateful for her enthusiasm, commitment and dedication to our efforts. Thus, we have chosen Kaileigh Ashby as our Volunteer of the Month! Congratulations and our sincere thanks for all that you do!
Refeeding Malnourished Horses
When you see a skinny, obviously malnourished horse, your first instinct may be that they just need more food. While this may be true, we have to go about refeeding a malnourished horse in very specific ways so they don't get sick. Check out this article on TheHorse.com for more information on how to properly handle these situations.
Congratulations Dr. Miller!
Dr. Miller has been our veterinarian since our inception. We value his professionalism, knowledge, availability and his commitment to equine care. He has been an integral part of our rescue and rehabilitation efforts, providing the utmost care to those who call HOPE home. From vaccinations and exams to surgical procedures, Dr. Miller has exhibited a genuine desire to assist our efforts in making the best decisions for each horse to ensure optimal health and a life free from pain and discomfort. We extend our gratitude and congratulations to Dr. Miller on the recent opening of his new practice,Charleston Equine Clinic. We wish you and your staff many years of success and look forward to our continued partnership changing lives.