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Journey’s End Ranch Newsletter March 16, 2018

Winter arrived late here, with colder weather, windy days and some rain in the past month. Nevertheless, the horses are already starting to shed out. We have had some beautiful skies, too.

sunrise March 14

A representative from Farnam had offered free fly masks to horse rescues. We requested 6 and received a lot more than that! I think we are set for life, now. They are greatly appreciated!

The Sanctuary just celebrated 8 years since becoming a 501C3 Non Profit. Time flies when you stay busy. We owe our existence to the wonderful people who support us and also to several organizations who have given grants over the years.

Dakota, the old mustang mare we suspected of having Valley Fever, is doing very well after a month on Jernigan‘s Yeast Ease, Pomifitrin and Neuro Antitox.She is more active, breathing well and has gained weight. I myself have also improved using Yeast Ease, so, we can only conclude it helps treat the Valley Fever fungus. 10 years ago, we made the discovery that Jernigan Neuro AntiTox seems to detox rattlesnake venom. We have treated a horse, burro, rabbit, sheep and 5 dogs who were bitten. They already had swelling, so these were not “dry bites”. All recovered quickly and did not require the vet. One dog was bitten by a very toxic Mohave Rattler. I myself have taken Neuro Antitox for 10 years as it detoxes Lyme toxins (mostly ammonia). I did some research & discovered that Valley Fever produces ammonia in the lungs and probably other organs. How or why it seems to work with snake bites is a mystery, but the proof is in the pudding, as they say.

Patty survives snakebite, we credit Jernigan remedy

We are now an affiliate and anyone ordering and using our coupon code “Ritlaw 1”  gets free shipping & the sanctuary will get 25% of the sale.

Everyone is frisky with the cool weather.



Poco still sings up a storm.

Windy, 16 year old mustang used in cruel “horse tripping” before joining us 8 years ago.


Tomorrow, my pet rats will be one year old. It’s a milestone as life expectancy is about 3 years. Monday, I turn 64, and I plan to play the Beatles’ song, “When I’m 64” to celebrate.

my personal pet rats, Nevada, Socks & Daisy


Thank you for your support. Wishing everyone a Happy Easter and Spring Solstice.


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-


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.

Cathy & the Gang

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Journey’s End Ranch Oct.11, 2017 Newsletter

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Journey’s End Ranch October 11, 2017 Newsletter

Our weather has finally cooled off and everyone is grateful.

Red, a 23 year old mustang, arrived 3 years ago. He had been cooped up in a small pen for 4 years and this was his first day turned out in 2014.

We took in a 3 year old New Zealand rabbit who needed a home because the owners are moving. He had lived in a 2 X 2 foot hutch and is very happy now with a cage 4 times as big and also a pen on the ground to play in for at least 3 hours a day. We have renamed him “Scooter.” He had also been eating a grain based horse pellet for a few months because someone had given a bag of it to his owner and said it was rabbit food. He’s lucky to have survived, as rabbits need a hay-based pellet or hay.

I came up from feeding a few days ago to find a ring-necked dove with a broken wing near my door. The injury appears to be in the “wrist” joint and the prognosis for wing injuries healing well enough for birds to be released is poor. I taped it against the dove’s body and hope maybe the joint will fuse or that the wing will at least not be dragging after 2 weeks of the tape. They are actually domesticated doves that are feral. We can give it an outdoor enclosure if it needs to stay in captivity.

injured dove


We  had a rather strange shrike pecking at the windows and following me around for a week. They are pretty birds, but a predator who eat other small birds.


The horses and burros are all well  and have grown winter coats already.

Scout & Cheyenne mutual grooming

Our 9 year old laptop gave out. We had gotten $300 from my insurance due to the newer computer getting hit by lightening, so we put it towards a new Mac Book Air laptop.

We had a beautiful sunrise today, but it was due to smoke drifting this way from the devastating fires in California. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the people and animals affected.

sunrise Oct. 11

Thank you for your support!


Cathy & the Gang

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