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Journey’s End Ranch January 17, 2019 Newsletter

Our winter has been mild so far, with just a few nights in the 20s. We got more than 1 & 1/2 inches of rain this week with more on the way.

Buddy is really enjoying his daily “walk” with the electric scooter. He leads the way at a steady trot and we are going 1 & 1/2 miles. He then takes a long snooze.

The young roadrunner shows up almost daily for a meal. There really is not much natural food for them in this weather as they mainly eat reptiles and bugs.

We now have 10 horses and burros between the ages of 20 and 31. Lucky turns 20 this year and is a BLM mustang who was literally dumped on the side of a Ca. highway in 2013. He ended up at an animal shelter and was going to be put down because he is not usable due to fairly severe ringbone in his front feet. He does have saddle scars, so someone used him up and then dumped him. With proper nutrition and room to move 24/7, he does very well.

Diego turns 24 this year and also is doing well despite a history of chronic laminitis and a foot with pedal osteitis.

Here were the old horses playing Christmas eve.

Stripey, the old and dangerously aggressive Barbados ram, was getting very arthritic and losing weight. We started him on some grain and joint supplements and he is bouncing back. He arrived 4 years ago and was already 7. His previous owner stated he “plays rough.” He actually would batter you to death if given a chance. He must be tied up to clean his pen or trim his feet.


Both sheep love their daily graham cracker. Rambeau is also old and has “old sheep” teeth.

Smiley Rambeau

I can no longer tolerate handling hay because of the Valley Fever/lung issues I have, so we will be switching to hay pellets. We already have some horses on these same pellets- no binders or additives. Our hay guy deals with the milling company and can bring us 10- 1500# bags every 2 months. We will store them in the hay shed as soon as the hay is used up, mid February. They are a bit more expensive than hay, but there will be no waste and they are more digestible.

It would not be a newsletter without a song from Poco. He is 16 this year.

Thank you for your support! We depend on your donations and sharing our news to continue providing a safe and happy home to 17 equines, 2 sheep, 2 rabbits and Buddy the dog.

Cathy & the Gang

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Journey’s End Ranch Animal Sanctuary October 2012 Newsletter   10/06/12

We sure had an exciting month! The Chase Community Giving contest began on October 6th and ran through the 19th. Some of our friends and fans worked so hard, literally day and night, asking people to vote for us. We ended up winning a $20,000. grant and WE CANNOT THANK YOU ALL ENOUGH! We sent in the final application paperwork yesterday and, if all goes well, will receive the funding soon.

We have to pay off $8,000 in debt, as we borrowed in order to purchase hay to get us into late spring. We were able to buy in bulk at 75% of the feed store price, so we could not pass up the opportunity. Our bank account was also almost depleted and we have the yearly vet inspection pending to renew our equine rescue license, plus blood work on 10 dogs and other expenses. This grant was sorely needed!

Tucker, the senior beagle we adopted in early August was doing great here after having his dental issues and ear infections treated, but then Carson decided he hated Tucker. Despite being separated, Carson was really stressed, which is life threatening due to his Addison’s disease. Our trusted friend, Jackie, who lives in Oklahoma offered Tucker a great home and then our friend, Keith, in Phoenix also offered him a home. Keith is an R.N. and could tend to Tucker’s ongoing medical needs (he has tumors, one of which is probably cancerous, and his ears need continued treatment) and going to Phoenix was also much easier on Tucker. He was taken there by a volunteer & really enjoyed the 4 hour drive. He is doing great and is teaching Keith’s greyhounds how to sing! Thank you, Keith!

We took in a 4 year old burro gelding whose owner had passed away. Sam was captured as a baby by the BLM. He and Pepito have really hit it off.

Last week, we saw a senior mini dachshund on the Bullhead City Shelter site. We tried sending her info to doxie rescues, but got no response. Then we found out she was about to be put to sleep due to her age and the shelter being full…our friend, Loralyn, offered to drive all the way to BHC to get her. In the meantime, we had told Az. Beagle Rescue about a male beagle at the same shelter. They said they would take him. So, Loralyn went and got both dogs. Tazz, the beagle, spent one night here and was picked up by a beagle rescue volunteer to go to Phoenix.



Peanut, as we are calling the doxie, is here at JERAS. She is a lively & sweet girl. She needs a dental and spay and pre-surgery blood tests due to her age.


Florencia is growing and is 3 months old now.



Susan Monty has a new painting and Susan used our Windy as a model.


We have two new affiliates.

Red Desert Violin. Take online violin or fiddle classes and we get a large %
Suzuki Violin Book 1 Class:

Beginner’s Fiddle Class:

 And- Baskets, Gifts and Flowers–   use promo code “JERAS” at checkout
Thank you again to all our supporters!
Cathy & the JERAS Gang
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