Maggie Finds Hope
By: Colette Cloud Slemp-Schoolmeester
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Moonshine Needs a Home
He was a rescue that is very sweet but has spook issues. He does need good fencing because he feels that if you have just wire that he may step on it and push it down to taste everything on the other side of the fence. He is a gelding approximately 15 years old. I have ridden him in the past. He needs very gentle coaxing in the round pen. Since he spooks easily he will not be a good trail horse unless you can build his confidence. He is a real puppy dog and will steal your drink if you leave it out. He had all his spring vaccines. I pulled a coggins a few years ago but haven't pulled one this year. He MUST go to a loving patient home. He stands nicely for the farrier and has great hooves.
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Savanna and Troubardor RE-RESCUED
The next time somebody complains about a rescue being "too picky" or doesn't understand going through an adoption process look at these pictures.
These are SCARE's horses rescued AGAIN and Troubardor is actually in worse shape than he was in when he was initially rescued. You don't know what a sick feeling is until you pull up onto a property to see SCARE placed horses once again in these conditions.
Troubador At Time of Placement
Savanna At Time of Placement
The bills for these two are mounting up quickly. As of now over 1000.00, and we have a long way to go. We are in serious need of your donations to help with the rehabilitation of Troubador and Savanna, and the continuing care of the unplaceable horses in our care. Please find it in your heart to donate today in order for SCARE to be able to care for the neglected and abused horses in South Carolina.
**We have an immediate need for blankets**
Please visit the Donations Needed section. Here we have listed some items we are in immediate need of as well as others ways you can help support the Rescues.
Thank you for helping to support the Rescues.
From Jan Carter, President
I guess the weather has me feeling pensive this morning. As wonderful as the cool weather felt when I stepped out, the first thought that came to my mind is that we are fixing to be heading into winter, and the neglected animals of our community are fixing to face the cold without the basic necessities they require. We are overwhelmed with complaints - neighbors watching animals decline - owners who are being evicted and can't keep their horses - and then there are the people who have old horses that aren't "useful" anymore and they need to surrender them to retire. I believe they have visions of a huge acreage of lush green pastures, stalls with deep clean bedding, and numerous worker bees flitting around to make sure every need of their old friend is being met. They have done good for them. Well, the reality is that there are a very small number of people who do their best to raise money to buy feed and hay. Shavings are a luxury that you buy when there happens to be money left over or local vendors help with a donation. And you do your best to make sure they have some shelter from the elements, but there are so many it is a constant struggle. These few people caring for your faithful companion are out in the pasture in the rain, heat, and cold to take care of the unadoptable residents with physical or emotional issues that aren't the epitome of the perfect horse.
Just because we don't take in every horse that comes to us in need doesn't mean that we haven't spent hours on the phone trying to solicit the help that is needed. We are racking our brains for a solution to the problem. A couple of weeks ago, we were presented with an emaciated mustang mare who had been bred but couldn't be handled. She had foaled and had dogs rip her foal apart in front of her. Local animal control removed the dead foal but left the emaciated mare - who had already eaten every living organism in her pasture - to fend for herself. After dozens of calls and e-mails, we were able to determine that she hadn't been titled - contact was made with the BLM and they are picking her up. Neighbors are making sure she has at least hay and water until that happens.
Please be patient with us - we are individuals just like everyone else - who work fundraising, networking and educating into our responsibilities to our families. We lose sleep wondering if there will be enough money to do what we need to do. A rescue is a community - a safety net - but that net is only as strong as the people who support it. Don't forget to thank the rescuer in your life today, and to my fellow rescuers - give yourselves a pat on the back. Rescue is not for the faint of heart. Stay strong and know that you have made all the difference in the world to each individual life you influence. I am thankful for every one of our rescues for each has taught me a life lesson. And that is the reward.
The Amazing Jericho, Rest in Peace
"Last night, we laid this grand old boy to rest. I promised him years ago that I would never let him suffer again, and last night I kept my word to him. He was one of the most amazing horses I have ever had the pleasure to know. Everyone who knew him loved him. He came to us as an emaciated skeleton, and after 10 years, left shiny and beautiful. God Speed my boy till we meet again!" Jan Carter President SCARE Inc.
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