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Journey’s End Ranch Animal Sanctuary Newsletter April 3, 2013
March was a busy month at JERAS. We were fortunate to have beautiful weather. We were busy with routine animal care, hoof trimming and networking animals in need. Honey gets to go for a long walk every evening and gets very excited when she sees a rabbit. I have to run so that she can “chase” them. Her records show that she spent most of her 11 years locked in a backyard, laundry room or small pen. We are trying to give her some enjoyment now, albeit late in life. She really enjoys watching the burros and chewing on bones and rawhide, too.
The horses and burros started shedding very early this year. We hope that does not mean we are in for a long, hot summer! Julio is getting big and rambunctious and will be gelded this month. He likes to aggravate his poor mother, Nina.
We were able to get 12 tons of bermuda grass hay for $290 a ton, delivered & stacked in the shed. The feed store price is now about $410 a ton, so we saved quite a bit. We are also getting a new brand of alfalfa cubes which are higher quality and less expensive, saving us about $60 a month.
Carson won a spot in the Furever Rescued calendar for 2014! We want to thank everyone who voted for him. He is doing well, still on low dose antibiotics and his tooth abscess seems to be in “remission”.
Now, we are in a new contest that can win funds for JERAS. Please vote for Carson at this link http://bit.ly/11iLggG Thank you!
We had the mobile groomer out to give Bear & Maggie their spring haircuts.
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The vet will be out this month to geld Julio and do blood draws on Patty and Honey, who need their thyroid levels rechecked. Gelding alone will cost about $275. We want to thank all our supporters for their help, because you are the lifeblood of JERAS.
Cathy & the Gang