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Did somebody here rescue Champagne Til Dawn?

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  • Did somebody here rescue Champagne Til Dawn?

    I read something about him being taken from an auction in Washington and that he was in rough shape. I know something about his background if someone wants to PM me.

  • #2
    Look on the Fugly Blog. She is involved in his rescue from a kill pen:


    Last edited by Christa P; Jan. 8, 2009, 09:59 PM. Reason: Spelling


    • #3
      I think her username here is catskn. I will get ahold of her and tell her you've got some info. She'll be thrilled.


      • #4
        I'd love to know anything you can tell me. Will check my PMs now.


        • #5
          My friend got some video of him today after his new shoes. I think his prospects are looking a lot brighter!



          • #6
            Champagne Til Dawn

            This is a very wonderful thing that you and your friend have done. He looks so much better, bless his soul, still quite sore but moving for those treats and loves the kitty! Bless you all horse, folks and felines.
            "We, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit." JFK


            • #7
              Bless your hearts! One less lost soul...I ache for the ones we lose, but stories like this help us keep going!

              Please keep these updates coming-they are appeciated!
              When someone shows you who they are, BELIEVE them- Maya Angelou


              • #8
                Sad news

                Not the update I was hoping for, yet still so much better than how things could have ended up for him:

                Champagne Til Dawn 1997-2009


                • #9
                  "Everyone will start to cheer, when you put on your sailin shoes"-Lowell George


                  • #10
                    but, I agree with you, BF. Godspeed brave and kind boy....
                    When someone shows you who they are, BELIEVE them- Maya Angelou


                    • #11
                      I live in Wa. state and just read this post for the first time, Good Lord! could someone please post where he came from, which auction, $40.00??? Thank you to the honorable people who gave him a dignified ending...I am so sad that this happened in Wa. but I guess it's happening to Tb's everywhere. Clearly it's time for me to get my head out of the sand!


                      • #12
                        I thank everyone that tried to save this beautiful boy. Bless you, and godspeed to this wonderful horse. You may lose some, but you all are angels for what you are doing. Again, thank you.


                        • #13
                          Oh no, I was afraid of this. Thank you to those who helped him.


                          • #14
                            Having seen the x-rays Fugly posted, I'm not surprised, but I'm sorry to hear it.
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                            • #15
                              Coop - he came from the Enumclaw auction. It is held the first sunday of the month although the numbers of horses has really been dwindling there and prices are horrible. Anyone who continues to buy from slaughter dealers in WA should have their heads examined as you could rescue 10 horses from that sale for the same price as some of the "rescues" charge.


                              • #16
                                Rest in peace, Champagne Til Dawn.

                                Condolences, catknsn. Peace.
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                                • #17
                                  A strange update...

                                  In the "almost too weird to be true" category, I just found out that Champagne 'Til Dawn and one of my 2008 rescues, Thai's My Mama, have a daughter together called Out Til Dawn that is currently racing.

                                  This one seems meant to be - if anyone here knows Sharon Balcom at Portland Meadows, please let her know that mare has a place to go if she ever needs one.