February 10 th
January was very busy at JERAS. Early in the month, our board member, Billie, took it upon herself to capture & rescue a stray/feral Mama dog and her 6 pups who had been living under someone’s porch in town. The Mama was scared and aggressive and the pups were scared, too. It took her a week, a trap, treats & multiple visits to catch them all. The Mama and 3 pups spent a week here. It was the week we had temps in the teens and wind, so we wrapped their pen in tarps and gave them heat mats and a heat lamp. The Mama was sick, but after 5 days of treatment, bounced back. In the end, all six pups and the Mama dog found new homes. The pups were caught in the nick of time for socialization. Had they lived as feral dogs much longer, they may never have been able to be socialized with people. Thank you, Billie! Great job!
I do the hoof trimming for the 19 horses & burros here, but sometimes I could really use some help. We consider it a huge blessing that we found a local gal who does a very good natural barefoot trim and is reasonable, too. Anne is also knowledgeable in holistic animal care. With her help, some of the more difficult to handle animals now have nicely trimmed feet. Her website is http://www.naturalhooftrimming.com
Speaking of the equines, we have had some rollicking good fun lately!
Here is another video- http://youtu.be/TUT3i9pPMkU
We have a new affiliate-
Susan Monty did another portrait using our mustang, Rene’. as a model. It is called, “American Beauty”. You can buy prints and cards at Susan’s website. http://www.etsy.com/people/SusanMontyFineArt
We had to get a new computer, because the hard drive on our Mac laptop was worn out after 3 + years and I also had filled up the hard drive. We got another Mac, but a desktop, with a much bigger screen, which will help me see better, as my eyesight is not great anymore. I have not had the time to set it up yet, hopefully, I will do so this week. All the info from the old one will be transferred and the new one has TEN times the memory capacity..woo hoo!
We want to thank our supporters who allow JERAS to continue providing a safe & happy home to 31 rescued animals.
Cathy & the Gang
January 24 th
Check out the mustang play this evening!