been a blessing. Your support in the
past has allowed us to make miracles
donations we've rescued hundreds of
horses - literally. We've been able to
find hundreds of homes for adoptable
rescued horses - literally hundreds.
implemented educational and healing
programs that not only serve our horses,
but humans who need healing as well.
support Lifesavers has grown into the
largest wild and domestic horse rescue
in the world - when measured by all the
things we have done and do.
doesn't mean we have the most money in
the world. Oh not even close. There
are many other horse rescues and animal
welfare organizations who have healthier
bank accounts than us - that's for
sure. Some of them have millions of
dollars in their accounts. We do not.
every penny on keeping our horses fed,
healthy and happy. And that includes
the overhead for running a ranch and the
administration for keeping all the files
and legalities in order and even the
cost of fund raising. But the point is
we spend it on our mission.
keep a small amount aside for
emergencies. Well the sad news is - we
have been having to spend our emergency
money on hay for the horses and paying
of hay has doubled in the last year. So
what used cost us $30,000 per month to
feed over 400 horses is now costing
$60,000. We had no idea this was to
become the reality it is today. But as
a 501(c)(3) charitable organization we
have no choice but to beg and pray for
the funds to carry on.
making adjustments...I have taken a
substantial cut in my pay as Exec.
Director. This is my job and I do have
to eat too. But I am happy to give up
some of my grocery money to give to the
horses. That's my obligation and
responsibility to do so - I'm not
cutting back in all areas that we can
and it may soon be necessary to let go
of some of our staffing. The very
people who make sure the horses are fed
and watered and medicated and loved
every day. The quality of care will be
affected by cutbacks.
else can we do?
the photos in the column on the left.
These are some of the faces of the
rescued horses we have promised to give
new life too. We have promised that
they will never go hungry or be abused
or neglected again. Never - ever.
that's not moving your heart, then take
a look at this video that shows how some
of the horses came in...sick and skinny
and barely alive and then how they heal
and thrive under our care.
Rescued Horses - Before and
asking you as a lover of animals, as a
lover of horses, as a true friend and
supporter of Lifesavers Wild Horse
Rescue, to dig into your pocket and send
as much or as little as you can this
month. It will mean more than it ever
know, most people are very willing to
help in the face of a rescue - when
horses are in danger of being sent to
slaughter. Thank God for that support
as it definitely saves lives. But
truthfully the "rescue" of horses begins
after we save them from their terrible
circumstance. At that point, we make a
committment and a promise to see to
their every need - even through
Unfortunately - this is the area that a
lot of folks don't find exciting or
important - but it is so very
important. Please don't drop the ball
on the horses that you have helped us
rescue in the past. They still need you
- we still need you!
completely understand the hardship of
times right now. Christmas was just a
couple months ago, taxes are due soon,
and the cost of just existing in this
country is higher than ever. I know
that - I live here too. And this is why
I am asking you to do anything you can
right now to help us feed the horses.
Because so many others are not able to.
faith - I believe in miracles. I
believe in the power of prayer...God's
gift to us is that prayers can be
answered and miracles can happen.
cannot afford even the smallest amount
this month to help us feed and care for
the hundreds of rescued horses that
would otherwise have suffered a terrible
agonizing death - whose tortured spirits
would forever haunt us in our dreams...
please send prayers. Pray that we will
be able to reach our goal of $60,000
this month to feed the horses. If we
can reach that amount I'm confident that
we will also be able to pay the other
bills. But my priority - the single
most important thing that we must do
here at Lifesavers - is feed our
- yours and mine - Lifesavers. Remember
you are a Lifesaver too.