Saved from Starvation, Nikki is Improving
Nikki came to Equine Outreach in May. The picture above was taken ten days after she arrived. We are happy to report that Nikki is now doing great. She is putting on weight, and her blood panel came back clear. The vet says she's about 16 years old. Nikki loves being groomed and is very sweet, as you can see in this feature on Central Oregon Daily.
Just over two months ago, we kicked off a fundraising campaign to allow us to continue our rescue work. We haven't hit our goal yet, so we still need your support. Please donate now to help us save horses like Nikki.
We have received $16,549 in donations so far - thank you!
Our goal to put us on solid ground is to raise $20,000.
A Birthday Gift of Shelter
One of our volunteers told her husband that for her birthday, she wanted a new shelter to replace the tiny one in the foreground that our Black Donkeys, Larry and Louise, huddled in all winter. Volunteers came together to get it built within a week, contributing labor, reclaimed wood, and funds for materials. Happy Birthday Karen, and thank you!
We Currently Need:
• Fly Masks - Fly season is here!
We have some masks, but old, ill-fitting ones can rub sores and can cause eye injuries. We really need new masks to be donated.
• Grain - We need grain or financial help on our grain account at Central Oregon Feed and Irrigation or Oregon Feed and Pet. The elderly horses in our care rely on this resource.
• Hay - If you know of anyone who needs to clear out their hay barn, please have them contact us, or you can donate to our hay fund.
• Help picking pens - This daily task is mandatory for the horses' health and comfort, and it's great exercise for our volunteers too!
• Wood chips / shavings - The horses need fresh bedding in their shelters. Do you have some shavings you can donate?