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Journey’s End Ranch Animal Sanctuary Newsletter September 18, 2018

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 Journey’s End Ranch Animal Sanctuary Newsletter September 18, 2018

First, we want to thank everyone who has donated and shared our current matching funds hay drive. We now have $1800 towards our winter supply and donations will be doubled through September, thanks to a wonderful supporter. Our goal is $3000. Our hay runs about $800 a month and hay pellets run about $650. Pellets cost twice as much as hay, but some of the seniors can no longer chew hay and require soaked pellets.The 13 horses and 4 burros thank you!

Good news about Penny! She is our 28 year old mare who came up with some rather severe hind end issues a few months ago. Our vet suspected spinal arthritis. She improved with an anti-inflammatory, but had several relapses during which walking was difficult. We were about to have the vet out to euthanize her but decided to not give up too soon. After adding additional joint supplements, she is now back to her old normal self and even cantered the other day.

Penny Aug. 20

Red, a 24 year old mustang with a prior history of neglect, has now been here almost 4 years. We love watching & sharing this video of his first taste of freedom here, after years of living in a small pen. He also used to have frequent bouts of colic until he passed a bezoar composed of hair & minerals 2 years ago. We suspect he may have eaten hair some years ago when he was starving (2 homes before coming here).


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Well, Kola, a 14 year old mustang, had a leg laceration that is now healed, but we put her on Jernigan Microbojen to fight infection. Kola came at age 2 and had been through a lot of stress with BLM. She had been born on a long term holding facility in Oklahoma. She arrived at age 2 with insulin resistance and was always lethargic and just not an alert, normal mustang. 

Within a week, she was alert and even opting to canter around a bit on her own. She may very well have chronic Lyme disease or some other mutated “bug”, but the Microbojen has transformed her. The leg wound was a blessing in disguise. She is more active and her hooves are also improving. She has also lost her big belly.

Buddy had a bath yesterday. He had one in May and was terrified of the water, but was pretty relaxed this time. We have done and tried a lot to alleviate his fear & anxiety. Low dose thyroid hormone has helped. We even use a veterinary laser that a wonderful supporter gave us. We use it on his head as they can help with brain inflammation. It’s hard to know whether he was never socialized many years ago as a pup or if the 11 vaccinations he received in a 4 month period last fall (with a shelter & by a vet) caused brain damage. He gets premium food, supplements and real meat every day. He is pretty content here with just me. He greatly dislikes anyone else who may come by (which is not often). He likes me to chase him, we play “tag” and is good about having his teeth brushed and seems to enjoy T-Touch we do daily. I love him so much, but he is sure not your usual doggie.

Rawhide, yum!

We hope that all our friends back east survived the storm and flooding. Knowing that many factory farmed animals and even pets were left to fend for themselves and maybe drown is very disturbing, but we must carry on and fight for animal welfare everywhere.

Thank you for your support.


Cathy & The Gang



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  1. Judy Torgerson says:

    Loved the letter Cathy – and I am so happy that Buddy is thriving, and all your horses with all the love and care you give them.

  2. Catherine h Ritlaw says:

    Thank you, Judy!

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