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Calling central Ohio COTHers: 6 weeks later, the rescue horses are ready for foster!

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  • Calling central Ohio COTHers: 6 weeks later, the rescue horses are ready for foster!

    UPDATE 4/5/2012: It's now been six weeks since the the horses rescued by The Shepherd's Corner and the ASPCA left their original home in Union County. They are now more "stable" in terms of their health and are all ready to find foster homes or permanent homes in the Columbus area or surrounding! The horses are in no danger--they are currently at a wonderful facility where a small army fo rescue volunteers are providing daily feeding + stall cleaning + grooming, and they will be cared for in that situation for as long as needed--but more personal attention and interaction from smaller foster situations would be ideal for these horses and would be less of a strain on the rescue's volunteers. See Post #13 for more info on the horses and contact info!

    UPDATE 2/23/2012: Horses have been removed from the original property! For details and info on volunteering, fostering, donating, etc., see POST #9 below!
    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...61&postcount=9

    ORIGINAL POST:

    Sadly, I am scared to post this on COTH because I've seen this kind of thread get REALLY UGLY in the past. But I hope that maybe COTH magic will come through and we'll all focus on what matters: horses that need help and need it NOW.

    If you are in Central Ohio and have the means to TRANSPORT a horse or pony tomorrow morning (Thursday 2/23) or to FOSTER a horse or pony (with funds provided by the ASPCA for their care!), please get in touch with The Shepherd's Corner Horse 501c3 Rescue. Union County is just northwest of Columbus, OH. Even if you can only spread the word via your friends and/or social media, that is a help.

    This is a small 501c3 rescue that's been watching one of those situations that's just okay enough to pass the local animal control's muster, but going downhill fast--and by the time the authorities are stepping in, horses are already collapsing/dying. It's now the eleventh hour and the Humane Society of Union County is stepping in to seize the horses. If you can assist with transport/foster homes/spreading the word to other local horsepeople, the rescue listed more information about the situation and contact info here:
    http://www.facebook.com/TheShepherdsCorner

    UPDATE: I just got their web site back online! HOORAY! http://www.theshepherdscorner.org/ if you want to read more about their rescue organization/mission statement/etc. They are 501(c)3 approved.
    Last edited by jn4jenny; Apr. 5, 2012, 12:00 PM.
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  • #2
    I'm a long way from you, so I can't help, but I'm sending jingles for all involved.
    Flip a coin. It's not what side lands that matters, but what side you were hoping for when the coin was still in the air.

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    • #3
      bumping this up....I am 3 states away so i cannot help. I wish you the best of luck>

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      • #4
        I'm from Cincy, but not there now. I hope you find enough hosts.
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        • #5
          Your FB link says "page not found."

          Found it. http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Sh...46465872044826
          Last edited by Anne FS; Feb. 23, 2012, 09:24 AM. Reason: Found link

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            #6
            Originally posted by Anne FS View Post
            Your FB link says "page not found."

            Found it. http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Sh...46465872044826
            Ah, Facebook. Isn't it the best?

            A link to their whole Facebook page. It is public and shouldn't require a Facebook account to see.
            http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Sh...46465872044826

            Fortunately, there has been a relatively good response. DEFINITELY still need foster homes and possibly also transport help. I'm heading out the door right now to assist.
            Head Geek at The Saddle Geek Blog http://www.thesaddlegeek.com/

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            • #7
              pm being sent...
              Friend of bar .ka

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              • #8
                Jen,
                I just emailed you (replied on our ongoing thread).
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                  #9
                  I spent most of today volunteering with the rescue effort. There was a GREAT turnout of at least 10 local horsepeople! What a wonderful group of volunteers—so friendly and helpful, and it rubbed off on the horses.

                  Fortunately, the owner was amicable and signed the horses over willingly. The sheriff was present but was able to just be a bystander.

                  The Shepherd's Corner removed seven horses to an empty 12-stall barn that has been generously offered for this rescue effort. A Standardbred buyer who rehomes off-track Standardbreds came from Virginia and took six additional horses (a Humane Society agent was present for that transaction too, so this was not just a rumor/hearsay.) There are still horses remaining on the original property but this was a huge step in the right direction. It is possible that additional horses will be relinquished in the near future.

                  If you are interested in helping, please contact the rescue president Stephanie Eurez directly at trinityfarm@yahoo.com or (614) 286-1744. She is juggling a lot of balls but is doing a great job keeping up with the phone calls/emails! (Thank God I helped her pick out a faster computer a few weeks ago!...)

                  NEEDS AT THIS POINT:

                  --VOLUNTEERS to assist with care, particularly evening feeding and daily stall cleaning but morning feeding would be great too! Even if you can only come out ONCE, that would be appreciated! The 12-stall facility is WEST of Columbus, approx. 40 minutes from downtown. If you don’t have a car or are concerned about the gas costs, please still inquire—the rescue might be able to arrange a ride for you!

                  --FOSTER HOMES - the 12-stall facility has been generously offered for as long as needed, but the facility's staff cannot offer full care for these horses. They can do the morning feeding but the rest will be up to rescue volunteers--thus, the better situation in the long term is to have private foster homes where the horses can get more personal attention. There have already been a few offers for private foster homes after a vet has evaluated the horses this weekend, and the rescue would LOVE to hear of additional local foster homes. There are ASPCA funds available to help with the care costs and they're working on possibly securing additional funding from the US Trotting Association, so if you have an open stall and an open heart, you might be able to help!

                  --PERMANENT homes if you feel equipped to take such a horse, either now or after a few weeks/months of rehab. The county humane society is sending over the horse's papers, which will tell us more about each horse's age etc. We'll also know more about them after the vet exam this weekend. It is safe to assume that many of them are race-broke to drive, but there are a few ponies/assorted other in the bunch as well as senior citizens etc. One of them is blind in one eye, another has tunnel vision, and one of them has a very sore hind end. Stay tuned for more info on their identities/ages/etc.

                  --DONATIONS – particularly hay, feed, shavings, possibly wormers or vaccines, or cash, all tax deductible since this is a 501c3 rescue organization. Even with the ASPCA and other funding being secured, rescue is an expensive business. You can donate via Paypal (with no fees since it's going to a 501c3 rescue!) to stephanie@theshepherdscorner.org. Your Paypal donation is tax deductible! Or if you prefer to send a check, contact Stephanie at trinityfarm@yahoo.com.

                  --Obviously, to get the rescue's web site back online so they won't have to rely on Facebook--and to make it easier to donate thru Paypal by going through the rescue's web site! That will be my personal weekend project.

                  In case you had trouble reading the original Facebook post from last night, here’s a transcript:

                  The past 12 or so months we have been peripherally involved with a distressed horse farm in Union County. The horses housed there have been without sufficient (and consistent) food and water for longer than this. Some haven't been out of their stalls at all during this time period, a couple of them only got out of their stalls in the past seven days to be buried. There are eight or so living in a once spacious indoor arena. They are out of the weather, have room to move, and a filled water trough - the kickboards eaten down to the studs along one wall testify to the sporadic food supply over a long stretch of time. Most of these horses are Standardbreds, but a pony, an older arab mare and a roan/appy gelding also live there currently.

                  The Humane Society of Union County has also been involved. The Humane Officer initially visited the facility, met with the owner and mandated vet care as well as adequate feed and water. The owner appeared to comply for awhile but, in the ensuing months, has not sustained the effort. In the past week, the Humane Society has received another complaint from a local vet called to attend the last horse that collapsed in his stall and ultimately died, and another from the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).

                  TOMORROW - Thursday February 23, 2012 at 9:00 AM - The Humane Society of Union County is meeting the owner at the farm and will be removing horses from this property. The Shepherd's Corner has pledged to foster these horses and work toward permanent re-homing. The ASPCA is providing funds to foster homes to offset costs. As per our policy, their health will be evaluated by a vet, a care and feeding program established for them and, as they recover, prospects for their re-homing will be discovered and shared.

                  [This is initially where The Shepherd's Corner asked for help with transport and foster, but now the needs are volunteers to assist with care and foster homes *with strong possibility of ASPCA funding to assist with costs of care*] If you can help, please call Stephanie @ 614-286-1744 or email her at TrinityFarm@yahoo.com ..... PLEASE NOTE: The rescue website is under re-construction as we changed web hosts recently, so both the website and rescue email addresses are non-functional - remedy soon, just not tonight, so use the Trinity Farm email address please, or the phone number above.

                  Thank you for reading this through, if you can help physically - wonderful! If not, please don't hesitate to pray, and spread the word.
                  Last edited by jn4jenny; Feb. 25, 2012, 03:49 PM.
                  Head Geek at The Saddle Geek Blog http://www.thesaddlegeek.com/

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                  • #10
                    This story was covered on Channel 4 last night and Stephanie was interviewed (video and story may still be available on www.nbc4i.com).
                    I encourage everyone to follow Jen and Stephanie's lead to help out with these horses. Please contact Stephanie per Jen's posting. Thank you.

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                      #11
                      Partly a bump to toot my own horn for getting their web site back online today (go me! http://www.theshepherdscorner.org/) and to point to the news story from Channel 4 aired last Thursday:
                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdjU2...&feature=share
                      Head Geek at The Saddle Geek Blog http://www.thesaddlegeek.com/

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                      • #12
                        We would foster, but are in WI.

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                          #13
                          This is an old thread, but I'm bumping it to say that all the horses rescued 6 weeks ago from Union County are now ready for FOSTER or PERMANENT homes! If you know anyone in the Columbus area or surrounding counties who might open their farm or heart to one or more of these horses, please get in touch with rescue president Stephanie Eurez (email stephanie at theshepherdscorner dot org or PM me for a phone number).

                          All of the foster horses are eating well and have had a vet evaluation and their teeth done by an equine dentist. Because they came from a starvation situation, their food has been gradually increased over the weeks to avoid shocking their system. They are currently eating Equine Senior, soaked alfalfa cubes and beet pulp, 1/2 cup of oil daily, probiotics, and as much grass hay as can be kept in front of them. The next step is a farrier visit and spring shots!

                          Full bios of all horses are available, but the short list is:

                          --One grey Arab mare, mid-twenties but still tons of life/personality left in her, supposedly a very good riding horse that goes well in a bitless bridle. Has lots of melanomas but is eating well and seems to be in as good health as you could expect considering the situation she came out of.

                          --One 12 y.o. Standardbred mare who must have been the boss mare because she came to foster care underweight but not nearly as underweight as the other horses, and she has bounced back to an almost normal body score.

                          --Three other Standardbreds in their twenties, one mare and two geldings, all of whom have been slower to bounce back than the 12 y.o. mare. They are gaining weight slowly but still need lots of groceries.

                          (PS, there were two other horses as well, but they have found foster placement already.)
                          Head Geek at The Saddle Geek Blog http://www.thesaddlegeek.com/

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