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Journey’s End Ranch Animal Sanctuary January 15, 2018 Newsletter

Happy New Year!

We still have until the end of this month to get matching funds on donations up to a total of $5000. Thanks to our generous supporters, we have received $3555 which will be matched. It would be wonderful to make it to the full $5000. http://www.jersanctuary.org/donate-2/

Susan Monty gave me a wonderful Christmas gift- a beautiful book of original portraits of some of the animals here.

Susan Monty art

You can see her work and make purchases here: http://www.susanmonty.com/ and here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SusanMontyFineArt

Poco was really feeling frisky one day.

The horses spend a lot of time moving about and playing.

We have had an incredibly mild winter. We only had a bit of ice on the water troughs on a few mornings. We got about a half inch of rain last week. We feel very blessed after seeing the deep freeze, fires, floods and mudslides around the country.

Dec. 16 horse play

Christmas eve sunset

Mid January but no snow on the Cerbats yet

We just got a $1000 feed delivery today & will be spending about $3500 on hay in a few weeks, so your support is greatly appreciated! http://www.jersanctuary.org/donate-2/

Love,
Cathy & the Gang

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Journey’s End Ranch December 14, 2017 Newsletter

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Journey’s End Ranch December 14, 2017 Newsletter

Happy Holiday Season!

Please remember to visit our affiliates page to look at merchandise you might want to give. Poco also has a new order of his book available. http://www.jersanctuary.org/available-merchandise/

Poco’s book

A very generous supporter has offered to match donations made in December and January, up to $5000. Feed and supplements run almost $2000 a month for the 17 equines, some with special needs such as hay pellets, which cost twice as much as hay.

I really wrenched my knee a few weeks ago and my new neighbors, Sheri and Mary Ann have been doing a lot of the feeding which has been a godsend. The horses and burros are now comfortable with them. Poco, Chico  and Diego get brushed a lot. Diego, who does not particularly like people, is in love with Mary Ann and stands by the fence waiting for her sometimes. They also bring treats such as apple slices. Windy, our very abused mustang who arrived 8 years ago, has even let them pet her. When Windy first came, it took me 2  1/2  years to be able to touch her. We are glad she has done a lot of emotional healing in her years with us.

Windy

We had another local person’s dog make the mistake of wandering through Poco’s area. He was nipping at Chico and Poco came to the rescue. Poco charged him, on his 3 good legs, teeth bared and bellowing. The dog ran away pronto. His owner has vowed to keep him home in the future. Despite his pretty severe handicap, Poco proves that enthusiasm and a good attitude can overcome most challenges.

The older horses are also playing a lot with the cool weather

We try to give our horses and burros what they want and need- space, companions, good nutrition and clean water. Keeping horses confined in stalls and small pens is not what they require, though it may make humans happy. We are also blessed with a temperate climate. Despite everyone having shelters, they rarely use them.

This is Diego, who spent 20 years alone in a small pen. He had chronic laminitis and has pedal osteitis in one foot, with coffin bone rotation. He is now 22 and look at him go!

Scooter, the rescued bunny, was acting lonely and looking longingly at the wild rabbits. We decided to take in another male domestic rabbit and they are getting along well, with a fence between them to avoid possible fighting. “Blackie” is a 5 month old Satin breed rabbit.

The 3 rats are my personal pets, but I wanted to share the big cage I built for them with my Christmas $ from my Dad. They love it, with 30 square feet of floor space.

Rattie condo

Our nation’s wild horses are at huge risk now. The BLM Advisory Board even suggested sending thousands to slaughter. We are glad we are able to provide a permanent, safe home to 12 formerly wild horses and burros, plus a burro born here to her BLM mother, 3 domestic horses and a mini donkey. We are also happy that our local wild horses are not “managed” due to the fact mountain lions keep the numbers in balance.

Cathy Deleree took this fantastic photo of wild Cerbat horses dueling. Cathy also creates beautiful folk art and donates a portion to us if you purchase through our affiliates page.

 

Please consider supporting us during this period when your donation will be doubled. Thank you to those who keep us up and running!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Love,
Cathy & The Gang

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Journey’s End Ranch Newsletter Nov. 12, 2017

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Journey’s End Ranch Newsletter Nov. 12, 2017

The weather here is finally cooler and the horses are frisky.

Poco sings a lot but I don’t often catch him in time.

Jo and Serena try to sing, but mostly grumble.

 

 

Warrior, despite his age, narcolepsy, bad knee and 3 strokes, continues to amaze us. Here he was, riled up and “protecting” his 2 mares from the geldings on the other side of the fence.

Warrior pretending to be a stallion

28 year old Warrior

Scooter, the bunny, is the funniest, most active little guy.

 

We just got in 3 months of hay and 6 weeks of pellets and supplements, which cost $4300.00 We are having a funds drive to replenish the bank account and your help is greatly appreciated.

You can also help by buying your holiday gifts (or anything else) through our links-

Merchandise/Affiliates/Book

We just received this from people using our Amazon Smile page to shop at Amazon. This email is to notify you that Journeys End Ranch Animal Sanctuary (EIN: 80-0456596) has been issued a $59.79 donation from the AmazonSmile Foundation as a result of AmazonSmile program activity between July 1 and September 30, 2017. Shop via our link 
 and Amazon will donate to Journeys End Ranch Animal Sanctuary. 

Please help us continue to provide a safe & happy home to 13 horses, 4 burros and 2 sheep.

Wishing everyone a very Blessed Thanksgiving. We are grateful to our friends and supporters.

Love,
Cathy & the Gang

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