Archive for June 27th, 2010

We were called in to help get this little guy out of our local animal control facility. He’d been there nearly a month, a stray no one was claiming. They had him neutered and gave him the necessary evil of heartworm treatment (it’s a tough process for the body) in hopes of finding him a foster home. They got slammed with dogs this week from an abandonment situation so any bit of room was desperately needed. I put the call out and my awesome pet sitting clients & friends, Jeff & Tammy, stepped up to offer sanctuary for this boy as he gets healthy. He will be recouping for about a month and then we’ll start the task of finding his forever family. In the meantime, meet Elvis our little hunk ‘o hunk of burnin love!

India, the older mare needing retirement is still looking for her forever family. Her current owner has changed some of the details of her placement so here’s the latest:

We are looking to find India a home as soon as we can! Her pasture mate just left and she is lonely!!! We are also selling our home(where she is pastured) and we can’t afford to keep her any longer. She will be given to anyone that can assure us that she will get a forever home, hopefully where she can be a pasture mate to another horse… India is a 20 yr old Black w/ left rear sock Tennessee Walker-Draft cross mare. She could be ridden bareback or tacked up, but very lightly… She has paid her dues in life and served her previous owners selflessly. She is as gentle as they come–completely quiet and safe… Would work for a camp that has a therapeutic riding program, but she would have to be used sparingly. Her life was one of hard service to her previous owners–been there done it all, kind of life. She was a barrel horse for many years and ridden very hard–so she does have some arthritic/tendon issues that prevent her from riding fast and long, nowadays… She has a heart of gold and would do well for someone looking for their son’s/daughter’s first horse–to learn what a horse is all about the safe way… Will only consider the right family with the right intentions for India, she deserves the very best. If you are a KILLER/MEAT PACKER–Please have some decency and DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME CONTACTING ME!… We are in a very unsure and hard situation workwise and homewise and I need to find her the right home SOON. I am praying that we will find a kind soul out there that will help India. Call Ana@407-971-1199.

I’m trying to figure out how to begin a program for our county where folks in this situation have somewhere to go for help in feeding their horses. It’s in the very beginning stages but if anyone would like to donate feed / hay or funds…please email me! (kathleen@pookiebros.com) We’ve been helped so many times in the past we love being able to pay it forward.

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