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We want to thank everyone who kept voting through the month of June in the Shop For Your Cause contest. We won $1000, which will buy a month’s worth of hay for the horses and burros. My friend, Judy, tirelessly ran our voting campaign on Facebook and it really paid off. Thank you, Judy! Our supporters are wonderful! .

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We also received our 2014 Great Nonprofits banner, thanks to all the great reviews we received from our friends and supporters. Thank you! great nonprofits  2014   .

Our friend and superb artist, Susan Monty, just finished a new painting using our Windy, mustang mare,  as the model. Susan has used our animals in a lot of her paintings and she donates to rescues and advocates for animals. You can buy paintings, prints and notecards at her Etsy site- https://www.etsy.com/shop/SusanMontyFineArt?page=1

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The new hay crop will be available soon and we hope the price for grass hay will be coming down a bit.We use 3 tons a month for the 18 equines who eat hay. Knickers can only eat soaked pellets, with his 32 year old teeth.

Knickers at 32

Knickers at 32

 

Knicky showing off

Knicky showing off

Lucky(16) and Warrior(25), the two mustangs with permanent joint injuries, are looking and feeling well.

Warrior

Warrior

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Lucky

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We received a $2000 grant from ASPCA to install a shelter for the burros. We have the building permit and the shed company anticipates installation before the end of July. The burros will love it! It will be the same as the mustang shelter. Much thanks to ASPCA! DSCF8598 shed   .

Our friend,Christine, who runs a horse rescue 3 hours east of us, is also an equine dental tech. She will be coming soon to check horse and burro teeth and do dentals on those who need them.

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Rambeau got a haircut, thanks to our friend Annie, who has sheep shears. He feels much cooler now.

Rambeau June 2014

Rambeau June 2014

It is horribly painful to share this next news. For years, we had 8- 10 dogs at our animal rescue. I ended up finding out I am severely allergic to dogs and had been “masked” to my allergies, but the dander had been causing severe inflammation, probably for years. I already have many conditions caused by 42 years of Lyme disease which went undiagnosed for 29 years. It’s hard to sort out what is what. A veterinarian/researcher at Cambridge University found the dog dander protein that causes these life threatening reactions and the mechanism by which they occur. Her paper was just published a year ago. Dander sets off “TLR4′s” in certain people. She has told me that she is working with drug companies to develop a TLR4 blocker drug and might have something in about 5 years. These toll like receptors are involved in many inflammatory diseases- IBD, asthma, brain allergies, chemical sensitivities, and more. In May of 2014, my reactions escalated and were life threatening. We had to part with the 8 dogs we had, some were not placeable due to age, behavior and health issues. It was the worst thing I have dealt with in my 60 years. I am beyond heartbroken and devastated, but there are 19 equines and a sheep depending on me, so life must go on. Another small local sanctuary took anyone they could and we thank them. We are continuing to support them. I will continue to help save dogs by networking to my thousands of contacts and by assisting in “pulling” them from shelters we are affiliated with and helping to find transportation to their new homes. Since the dogs have been gone, we have an explosion of wildlife coming to eat the wild bird seed- many more doves, quail, songbirds and both desert cottontails and jackrabbits. One dove actually comes and looks in my kitchen window early in the morning, asking me where breakfast is. The coyotes who come for a drink now trot boldly past the house. Whether we like it or not, life goes on. All I can do is dedicate the rest of my life to doing as much good as I can in their honor. I must try to be the courageous being that Carson was. I miss them all so very, very much.

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Journey’s End Ranch Animal Sanctuary Newsletter May 3, 2014

Our weather has gotten warm, all the horses are pretty much shed out now. Some of them line up to be hosed off as I fill the water tubs every day. Knickers is feeling great. He will be 32 soon. He still runs in for his 3 meals as he is quite the showoff.

Knickers

Knickers

It’s very quiet around here without Rhonda, and Carson was looking for her for several weeks. I am thankful that we were able to give her a few good years. It’s heartbreaking to see senior animals ending up in shelters where they have little chance of being saved.

Carson

Carson

Rainy and Mocha are two of our other dogs who had been dumped at the local shelter almost 5 years ago. They are shy and fearful of strangers, but are wonderful girls.

Mocha

Mocha

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Raindance

Lucky, the mustang with chronic lameness, is feeling and looking good. I think we will have the chiropractor out again to work on his hip issues soon.

Lucky, 15 year old mustang found abandoned last year

Lucky, 15 year old mustang found abandoned last year

 

Here are a few videos

I was lucky to see a small band of wild Cerbat horses recently. They often come to this side of the mountain in springtime, but we had little rain this winter and I don’t think they will coming back, as there is nothing growing in this area. The Cerbat mountains get more snow and rain and I suspect the wild ones will stay at higher altitudes. The band I saw consisted of a stallion, two mares, a yearling and a new foal. They all looked terrific. Len Johnson has made wonderful documentaries about the Cerbat mustangs. here is a 30 minute excerpt   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJquuyK4s2E   You can order DVD’s here-  http://lenjohnsonproductions.typepad.com

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Cerbat stallion and mare

 

We were in a Shop For Your Cause Contest for the first week in April. We did get more than the 50 downloaded shopping reminders required to win $250. However, they must remain in peoples’ computers for at least 3 months for us to receive the money. You can help us on a regular basis by  downloading the shopping toolbar and using it. SHOP FOR YOUR CAUSE  http://www.shopforyourcause.com/causes   choose JOURNEYS END RANCH ANIMAL SANCTUARY, KINGMAN, AZ. Thank you!

We also received our first check from Smiths for the first quarter of the year. It was for $80.04 and we appreciate everyone who is participating. All you need is a Smith’s Rewards Card and then go online to create an account and choose Journeys End Ranch Animal Sanctuary. Every time you shop and swipe your card, you will be helping the animals here. Click here for instructions. Thank you! http://www.jersanctuary.org/2014/01/shop-smiths-can-help-us/

We have 3 new fundraising affiliates.

 

Bravelets  https://bravelets.com/bravepage/journeys-end-ranch-animal-sanctuary  We will earn $10 from every item sold through the above link.

Bravelet. See link for others.

Bravelet. See link for others.

 

Wooftrax is an app you download and we earn credit every time you walk your dog.

We will be trying to buy a good supply of hay when the new crop is available this summer. We can save money by buying in bulk. We can fit about 20 tons in the big shed. That is a 6 & 1/2 month supply and costs about $5,200. As always, we depend on our loyal and generous supporters and we appreciate you!

hay delivery

hay delivery

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Journey’s End Ranch Animal Sanctuary 2012 Annual Review

2012 was a very busy, exciting and blessed year for Journey’s End Ranch Animal Sanctuary. 

We participated in two grant contests in which people could vote for their favorite non-profit organization. The contests took place on Facebook. Thanks to amazing support from our friends and supporters, we won a $10K Pepsi Refresh Challenge grant and a $20K Chase Giving grant. Special thanks to several of our supporters who organized events on Facebook to help with the voting. We were also very grateful to ASPCA for the $2,500 hay grant we received from them, when our funds were almost depleted (prior to winning Chase).

The grant proceeds enabled us to install two 19 X 21 foot horse shelters, a 19 X 31 foot hay shed, fence in an additional 3 acres with safe electric fencing, pay off $5K in debt from a 2010 loan we needed to continue our work, fill the hay shed, stock up on other feed and supplies, have enough left in the bank to cover operating expenses not covered by donations for another 10 months, and take in an additional 9 animals.

Besides expanding the facility, we were able to accept new sanctuary residents. We were home to an additional 9 animals by the end of 2012. One is an elderly beagle, abandoned to the streets and never claimed or adopted from the local shelter. Her time was up, so we took her in. We also fostered 4 other dogs, 3 of which were about to be put to sleep at shelters. They all ended up in wonderful, permanent homes. We took in an additional 4 senior horses. One is a somewhat dangerous, 30 year old Arabian stallion who was seized by authorities from someone who had abused and neglected him for 10 years. He is not especially fond of people and can kick, but it is no wonder after all he has been through. He has a large paddock and shelter and enjoys galloping in for his 3 meals of soaked hay pellets every day. Another is a 24 year old, formerly wild mustang, seized by the authorities from an abuser. He has old injuries and arthritis, but enjoys his life here, as leader of his band of 4 horses. We also took in two formerly wild burros. Both had been sold by the BLM as “sale authority” animals (leaving them with no legal protection) and both ended up in a very notorious feedlot in New Mexico, from which about 500 horses a month are shipped to Mexican slaughterhouses. Our burro rescue friends in New Mexico rescued a large group from the feedlot and asked us to give these 2 a home. Both arrived in foal, so by year’s end, we had 2 baby burros here. We took in a third, formerly wild, adult burro whose owner had passed away. Thus, our wild burro herd increased from 3 animals to 8 by year’s end.

We are very proud to have received the “Top Non Profits of 2012” award from Great Nonprofits. It is based on reviews from the public, so we want to thank all of those who gave us such wonderful reviews. We have our Arizona Department of Agriculture Equine Rescue License, which requires a yearly inspection by a veterinarian. We also have a Mohave County Kennel License, which allows us to keep 10 dogs.
By the end of 2012, Journey’s End Ranch Animal Sanctuary was home to  31 animals-11 horses, 8 burros, 10 dogs, a pot bellied pig and a sheep.

All revenue goes directly to the animals and their needs. The Executive Director’s property houses the sanctuary at no cost to it. The Officers and Board Members get no compensation. The Executive Director also covers the cost of phone, internet and electric service. As a retired veterinary technician and natural hoof care practitioner, she does the hoof trimming and a large part of the veterinary care herself, thus saving the sanctuary substantial costs.

In addition to providing a safe and happy home and expert care to our own animal residents, we tirelessly advocate for animal welfare and network animals in need and at risk, thereby helping to save and find homes for many more animals.

We want to express our gratitude to all who whose donations and other efforts allow us to do this very important work. Thank you!

Cathy & the Gang

 

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