March 1 st
Journey’s End Ranch Animal Sanctuary March 1, 2015 News
Journey’s End Ranch has provided a home for animals in need since 2002, but this month, we celebrate 5 years as a 501c3 nonprofit organization. We are very grateful to our supporters who have enabled us to do so much for so many animals. In addition to donations, a small army of people helped us win 2 grants in contests in 2012 which enabled us to install additional shelters, a large hay shed and to fence in more acreage. Last year, ASPCA gave us a grant for a shelter for our burro herd. We are now home to 13 horses (11 are mustangs), 10 burros and a sheep. They all seem to thrive in this environment where we practice “natural” horse care by providing the correct diet, natural barefoot hoof care and lots of space. Five of our burros are 16 years or older and 6 of our horses are 16 or older, the oldest being Knickers, who turns 33 soon. Many of these animals have permanent injuries, but they still manage to enjoy life which is evident in the amount of playing that occurs here.
Even Poco, the burro with the deformed hoof, is learning how to play.
Bayron has recovered from his gelding surgery and will join the older horses soon. He will be better off with them, a his progressive ligament disease would make living in our main mustang herd too challenging for him.
We have had some magnificent skies!
The desert can be a harsh environment, even for wildlife. We try to help the wild ones by providing numerous water pans, some bird seed and even a bit of dog food for our local pair of ravens. We see cottontails, jackrabbits, doves, quail, songbirds, ravens and an occasional coyote. A hawk swooped in recently and made a meal of one of the doves, but that is Nature’s way. There are even a pair of kangaroo rats showing up just after dark lately. They are quite brave and will come right up to me.
We are proud to have been given “Top Rated NonProfits” status by Great NonProfits for the past 3 years. It is based on personal reviews. We need 10 new reviews this year. You can leave a review yearly. If you’d like to, go to this link. Thank you!
We got another order of Poco books. If you want to order, please go here for info- http://www.jersanctuary.org/available-merchandise/
Thank you for your support, which is greatly needed and appreciated.
Cathy & the Gang
February 21 st
New Facebook Policy Bad News for Non-profits
Facebook has a new policy and is only posting “business” page posts to ~2% of the fans of the page. It is devastating for non-profits, as almost no one sees our posts. We have > 6,000 fans on our fan page and only usually fewer than 100 will see our posts. We can no longer reach many people.
We depend on our engagement with our Facebook friends & fans to keep people updated and to keep support coming in.
We have 23 horses & burros who depend on your help. We greatly appreciate those who are able to donate, but anyone can make a big difference by visiting our pages and sharing posts. When you share our pages, share our posts or invite friends to join us, you will reach many more people and will help us a great deal. Thank you!
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