Category Archives: Ramblings from the Ranch
We know this doesn’t have to do with horses, but in light of all of us that are saving the horses, educating, working diligently and tirelessly to protect them, sometimes we need to enjoy a moment and chuckle a bit.
This a critical time for the newly appointed Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, to hear from the American public on how to save our wild horses from extermination, and change the BLM’s “management” program.
Please take a second to follow this link and let your voice be heard. Sign the open letter here: http://StepInSally.com
Chico’s at the Park Place Mall location is giving 10% of all sales made on Friday April 26th between the hours of 9am-1pm to Equine Voices. Coffee and donuts will be served.
A BIG thank you to all of you who attended our special book signing event for Horse Sanctuary at Rogoway Turquoise Tortoise Gallery in Tubac. Karen Tweedy-Holmes led the signing and featured many of her photographs in the gallery. Alex Alvis also contributed by featuring her unique horse sculptures. A thank you goes out to Jackie and Debbie from Rogoway Turquoise Tortoise Gallery in Tubac, for hosting this event. If you would like your copy of Horse Sanctuary, please call the office at 520-398-2814.
Equine Voices is one of the sanctuaries who has been chosen to be in this beautiful book “Horse Sanctuary”. Please join us on April 20th for a special book signing and art exhibition with New York photographer and author Karen Tweedy-Holmes who will be autographing the book. 25 % of the proceeds from the book and photograph sales as well as a portion of the sculpture sales will be donated back to Equine Voices. The event will be held at Rogoway Turquoise Tortoise Gallery in Tubac AZ – from 4-7pm.
Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary is participating in the one day only super donations campaign called ARIZONA GIVES DAY sponsored by the Arizona Alliance of Non-profits. Arizona Gives Day is a day for Arizonans to come together to raise as much money as possible for the state’s non-profits in 24 hours on March 20. We are one of more than 600+ AZ non-profits to do so.
Arizona Gives Day is designed to broaden the base of support for Arizona’s non-profit community. The Alliance of Arizona Non-Profits and Arizona Grantmakers Forum are responding to direct input from non-profits asking for opportunities to share the story of their collective impact more widely and generate new financial support from Arizona residents. This is the first time Arizona had done this state-wide. It was tested in other states where millions of dollars have been raised.
Benefits for participating:
- New investors in our mission
- A chance to tell our story
- Cash awards for success in the campaign
- Collaboration with the community
How It Works
Arizona Gives Day is a day for Arizonans to come together to make donations to as many non-profits as possible in 24 hours on March 20, 2013 from 12am to 11:59pm. Supporters of Arizona non-profits will go online, connect with causes they care about, and make tax-deductible donations. Minimum $10 individual donation via credit or debit card.
We hope Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary will be your charity of choice to donate to on March 20th.
In the days to come, we will promote Arizona Gives Day on our Blog and Facebook accounts. We hope you will forward on the AZ Gives information to your Facebook friends, social media and email contact lists with a message to support Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary as the non-profit of choice to donate to on March 20th.
Thank you “Gulliver” & friends
New post on Habitat For Horses
From the Irish Independent By Aideen Sheehan Consumer Correspondent Wednesday January 16 2013.TEN million burgers have been recalled from the food chain following the discovery of horsemeat in beef products.Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney said that one company at the centre of the scandal, Silvercrest, had recalled its burgers while an investigation was under way into how the horsemeat got into them.A burger supplied by Silvercrest to Tesco was found to contain 29pc horsemeat sparking a major probe by the company and the Department of Agriculture into how this happened.The investigation was currently looking at beef protein powder supplied from the continent and used in burgers as a potential source.Other burgers supplied to Aldi, Lidl, Dunnes and Iceland also contained horse DNA but at a much smaller trace level.
Spanky seems to be holding his own and is doing very well after his long ordeal last week at the emergency veterinary clinic in Gilbert. What we thought to be colic, turned out in fact to be a toxic poisoning. Salmonella and other toxins have been ruled out, and all tests are pointing to oleander poisoning. Although we have two plants tucked around the side of the house, a distance from the horses, and two smaller plants at the visitors center, I suppose leaves could have blown in the corral, or possibly from a neighbor’s. Maybe a crow brought in a branch, and Spank decided that those sweet tasting leaves would be better ingested than left on the ground untouched. We will never know for sure, but one big lesson that we learned from this experience is that oleanders are a very, very toxic plant. Only seven dried leaves can leave a horse in Spanky’s condition (on the verge of death), three times this much can kill a horse. Some of the symptoms are those similar to colic; lethargy, red eyes, head hung low, low white blood cell count and an elevated heart rate to name a few. A charcoal tubing is necessary to rid the toxins and not allow them to recycle through the horses’ intestinal system. Elevating the white blood count is also imperative in order to ensure the safety of any horse that may ingested leaves from the oleander plant. Thankfully we were able to act quickly by trailering Spanky to the hospital and thankfully the staff at Arizona Equine was waiting for us when we arrived. Please remember, oleander and animals (horses, dogs, cats and other livestock) don’t mix. Protect your pets
Thank you all for your continued love, support and good wishes for Spanky.
For those of you who would like to help us with his unexpected emergency vet bill which amounted to over $4,000, please log on to www.equinevoices.org or you can mail a check to PO Box 1685, Green Valley, AZ 85622.