Volunteers Put In a Long Day to Save "Arrow"
Answering a late afternoon phone call with a plea for help from a desperate horse owner put the volunteers at Equine Outreach in rapid response mode. The report was that the horse had been shot and the owner didn't have the resources to call a vet, so she called us. After a long drive in the dark, Arrow was brought to safety and treated with butte to ease her pain. Our vet, Dr. Anna Kelley, had already worked a long day, but answered our call for help and stayed late into the night, even though she had an early morning flight to catch.
The good news is that Arrow's wound does not appear to be from a gunshot, but an x-ray will confirm what caused the injury. And more good news: one of our volunteers has already agreed to adopt Arrow and pay for her vet charges!
We're calling this mare Arrow, as she has an arrow freeze brand on her cheek. She is sweet as can be, and is now knee-deep in nice, green hay. She is one lucky horse!
Our ability to make rapid response rescues like this are another reason to Keep the Gates Open here at Equine Outreach. Please help us by making a life-saving donation today.
Equine Outreach Inc. (EOI) is an all-volunteer, private,
non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Tax ID# 51-0484049
KGO UPDATE: Finding the Finish Line
Georgie is a thoroughbred mare who came to Equine Outreach as a one-time winner. She found the finish line at the head of a field of race horses, but as is too often case with thoroughbreds her glory was short lived. She arrived at the ranch underweight and neglected, but has recovered nicely and may soon find service providing therapy to veterans in the Equine Outreach Horses to Healing pilot program.
Just like Georgie, our Keep the Gates Open fundraising campaign is approaching the finish line. We are at just over $59,000 or 95 percent of our goal of $62,500. With your generous support you can help make us a winner and bring the campaign across the finish line.
The real winners, of course, are all of the wonderful horses in our care. They thank you, and all of the volunteers at Equine Outreach thank you for your support.
We're at 95% of our goal of $62,500 to Keep the Gates Open.
We need this funding to cover our annual operating costs for 2016.
"Keep the Gates Open" donation checks can be mailed to:
Equine Outreach, 63220 Silvis Road, Bend, Oregon 97701
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Wed., October 26th. Happy Pumpkin Day!
Pumpkins are a great source of nutrients, having high levels of vitamins A, E, and folate, as well as fiber, and many horses love the taste. For a treat, you can put a pumpkin (minus stem, which is a choking hazard) into the pasture as an edible toy. Pumpkin seeds are fine for a horse to eat if you don’t feel like cleaning the pumpkin out first. No part of a pumpkin is toxic to horses.
--Anna O'Brien, DVM, horsechannel.com
Show support for the wild horses of Oregon! The Central Oregon Wild Horse Coalition is asking the State of Oregon to offer a wild horse license plate, and needs your help to reach the required 1,000 signatures.
Show your pride in Oregon's history and help with wild horse preservation in our state.