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Help Abused Horses-Tucson, AZ, Equine Voices 2012/11/17

Posted by greyhoundsrule in Devastating Accident, Fundraising.
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Kachina is a victim of abuse. Her owner decided to punish Kachina when she would not load in the trailer.

He and his 13 year old daughter chained Kachina behind their truck and decided to drag her into the desert and leave her to die, but not before they beat her, while lying on the ground, chained, with a PVC pipe.

A concerned citizen witnessed the dragging and contacted 911. Thankfully they quickly responded, however, the officer had to draw his weapon in order to make them stop the beating. The owner was arrested and charged with animal cruelty, however, was found NOT guilty. His daughter, due to her age, didn’t go to court.

Today, Kachina lives at the sanctuary with our mascot Gulliver and the herd, and educated the public about abuse and what we can do to stop this horrible cycle. She assists in raising the level of consciousness for ALL living things.

There are so many sad horses stories here and Kachina is among the lucky ones.

There are many ways you can help Equine Voices:

You can sponsor a horse.

You can join the Gulliver fan club for $10/month.

You can make a donation.

You can make purchases on Amazon.com and a portion of your purchase will benefit Equine Voices or buy something from Gulliver’s wish list.

You can buy a bracelet or two during the month of December. Bracelets make great holiday gifts because your entire purchase of $20 (per bracelet) benefits the organization. Bracelets are handmade with donated beads. No two bracelets are alike and every bracelet comes with a paw charm.

Please consider buying a bracelet online or at any of these local venues:

–Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954
–Clues Unlimited Mystery Book Store, 3146 E. Fort. Lowell Road (SE corner Country Club), 326-8533 (closed Sun/Mon)
–Sissy’s Pet Grooming Salon, 7350 N. La Cholla Blvd (in Albertsons Shopping Center), 229-9898
-A K Jensen Apparel, (St. Philips Plaza), 4280 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 212, 529-2775

If you order online, add $5.50 for S&H. International orders, add $7.50

Heart of Tucson horse rescue bracelet fundraiser March 2011 2011/03/09

Posted by greyhoundsrule in Beading Divas to the Rescue, Fundraising.
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Wrist candy for Heart of Tucson horse rescue

HEART of Tucson horse rescue has so far  done a marvelous job  promoting the Beading Diva bracelet sales on their Facebook page.  On the first day of March, 11 bracelets were sold!

They were at the Arizona Animal Fair with their rescued mini horses which proved to be very popular with the crowd.

You can read about their many horse rescues here.

One particular former racehorse named “Gifted” has a sad story (not unlike racing greyhounds) but luckily has found his way to HEART of Tucson and is on the road to hopeful recovery. You can read the story about Gifted here.

One of a kind bracelets are available online (add $3 S&H) via Etsy.com.

You can also purchase them from Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Ave., 520-624-9954 OR Dirty Dawgs dog wash, 2510 N. Campbell Ave., 520-777-6045.  Every bracelet is handcrafted from beautiful beads which have been given to Beading Divas to the Rescue from our latest Bead Drive as we raise money for numerous  animal charities. Bracelets cost $20/each and no two bracelets are alike. Not only do you get an original piece of jewelry but it’s meaningful too.

You can read about our donation history here.

HEART of Tucson horse rescue – bracelet fundraiser – March 2011 2011/03/01

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Picked up at Dog Patch

In order to get to know the groups that the Beading Divas raise money for, we ask them to share a story. This was submitted by a HEART of Tucson volunteer.

Raising  Lazarus
At the end  of July, HEART received a call about another horse found in the “Dog Patch”,  an area just to the east of the Tucson Airport.

The woman who reported it told  HEART there was a horse falling down and out on a road, perhaps colicing.

By the time HEART volunteers arrived, the  sheriff and an officer from the Animal Cruelty Task Force were already  there.  The woman who reported him found out where he came from and that  he had broken through a fence.  Walking around the property, they found  his water was green, full of algae.  His enclosure had barbed wire and  metal gates.  They looked around the property to see what he was being fed and found moldy corn stalks and also discovered they were giving  him beer.  The owners claimed to do so because he was colicing.

The  poor horse was drunk and stumbling.

He had wounds on his face and body,  which were a week or two old.  Bad scars were under his stomach The  people claimed the horse was not theirs and that they were keeping him for a  year.  The so-called owners gladly gave him up, and the sheriff gave  HEART the ok to take him,  so into the trailer he went.

When the horse was brought to the HEART facility, his temperature was 104  degrees.  A volunteer stayed up all night giving him Banamine and  kept applying water sheets to get his temperature down.

Since this horse  was so close to death, HEART thought they could bring this horse back to life,  so they decided to name him “Lazarus” after the biblical story of Jesus  raising Lazarus from the dead.

The next morning, Dr. Michael  Hutchinson came out and did a blood draw.  Lazarus was immediately put on  antibiotics and his facial and body wounds were treated with Vetericyn.

The next day, the results of his blood test were in — his white blood  cell count was at 1,000 (a healthy horse would be 12,000).  The vet was  very concerned because he couldn’t believe this horse was still alive.   They added Naxel shots twice per day, UlcerGard for the ulcers in his stomach,  and  a ‘rescue bucket’ of  equine senior, red cell, rice bran,  psyllium and electrolytes three times per day, plus alfalfa and bermuda  hay.

Lazarus’ demeanor was lethargic, but sweet.

A week later as he  started to get better, his energy level increased. Dr. Hutchinson had to leave  town, so did another blood draw before he left.  The next day HEART  got back the blood results and his white blood cell count was at 8,500!   The regimen of medicine and special diet continued. After only  three weeks, his scabs were off and his hair grew back. After six  weeks, you couldn’t even see signs of his ugly past on his skin.

Lazarus was  most recently used by John Lyons at the Southern Arizona Equine Expo in  January during one of his demonstrations.   He has since found a  wonderful new forever home on 40 acres in Sonoita.

Lazarus is truly a  black beauty!

Lazarus is black beauty!

We love a happy ending! Please buy a one-of-kind bracelet or three ($20 each). They make great gifts as they are made with beautiful donated beads and plenty of heart.

In Tucson, you can buy them at Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue or Dirty Dawgs Dog Wash, 2510 N. Campbell Ave.

You can buy them online (add $3 shipping & handling).

If you’re the Arizona Animal Fair on March 5 at Reid Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., you can buy the bracelets directly from HEART of Tucson.

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