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8th Annual Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary Wine & Dine Gala


The 8th Annual Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary Wine & Dine Gala

When: November 9, 2014
4:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: The Historic Arizona Inn
2200 East Elm St.
Tucson, AZ 85719

Clik Here to visit our Events Page for more information about the gala

If you would like to volunteer and help at this event please contact
Nancy Chapman at

Thank You “Gulliver” & Friends

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Donkey Sings To A Violin

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Donkey Sings To Violin

We’re going to try and teach on of our burros to do this


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Kona & Sunrise aka Sonny

Kona & Sonny strolling around the ranch checking things out

Burros2 (2)

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Look at Tatiana. She is a real beauty



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Look Into Their Eyes

No other words needed


Look into their eyes

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Technical large Animal Rescue-Firefighters Reunite Family With Their Horse

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The Holistic Horse and Dog EXPO Sat. Sept. 6th

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Fourteen Spanish Monero Mustangs Arrive at Equine Voices!!!!!


Click here to view the YouTube Video of the mustangs’ arrival.
Click here to view the Equine Voices Press Release.

Equine Voices and the Wild For Life Foundation (WFLF) are thrilled to announce the arrival of 7 Spanish Mustang mares and their babies to Equine Voices Rescue and Sanctuary. These majestic icons were in grave danger of going to slaughter, but were saved as part of a collaborative grass roots rescue mission by the Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF).

“Equine Voices is honored to be part of WFLF’s Monero Mustang Rescue Mission, a nationwide effort under the Wild for Life Foundation Safe Haven Rescue Partnership program,” says Karen Pomroy, founder and executive director of Equine Voices. By helping to save these imperiled horses’ lives, we will also be helping to build awareness for the need to protect America’s wild horses from roundups and slaughter.”

Equine Voices needs additional help with the care of the Monero Mustangs and is looking for short term sponsors to help one or all of the fourteen mustangs in need.  Donations will help with special supplements and vet care.  Through monthly gifts and one-time donations supporters can help support these special mustang mares and foals. 100% of each donation goes directly to help these horses, and helps to ensure that these vulnerable imperiled horses will never be at risk again.

If you would like to donate to help with care of these mustangs and their babies, please visit our homeage

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RIP Smokey Joe As You Cross Over Rainbow Bridge

With a heavy and open heart, I wanted to share with all of you that on Tuesday June 10th, Smokey Joe was once again set free. Smokey Joe was a free and wild mustang who in his younger days lived on the open range. He was captured by the BLM and sentenced to life in captivity. In his later years, Smokey Joe was starved and neglected, until he came to Equine Voices. Smokey Joe touched many. His gentle spirit and sweet soul had five years of love, daily walks, special supplements, and most of all, all the care he required. Smokey Joe is now running free with all those beautiful equines who shared the sacred space of the sanctuary and all of his mustang friends who also once ran free. Smokey, you will be missed, we love you! 

RIP Smokey Joe

As You Cross Over Rainbow Bridge

Smokey Joe At Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart. Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together…

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A Poem For Smokey Joe
From Karen

Miss Me – But Let Me Go 

When I come to the end of the road and the sun has set for me,

I want no rites in a gloom filled room
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little – but not too long
and not with your head bowed low,
Remember the love that we once shared
Miss me- but let me go.
For this journey that we all must take 
and each must go alone,
It’s all part of the Master plan
a step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick at heart
go to the friends we know,
and bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.
Miss me-but let me go 

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