Archive for June, 2015
In 2010 we visited Safe Haven Equine Rescue and Retirement Home in Gilmer, Texas, and brought home my big buddy, General. Some of the horses they rescue are in such bad shape there is little hope of recovery, but Richard and Debbie Fincher do a wonderful job saving all that are humanly possible to save. When General was found he was dragging 30 feet of rope. He will always carry the scars around his legs and hooves from that abuse; but overall, he’s actually in great shape. So many of Safe Haven’s rescues have fared very much worse, and just the effort to save them all is such a heartbreaking burden for the Finchers and their volunteers.
Like all other animal rescues, Safe haven always has needs for the horses. Horses are always hungry, and the Safe Haven vet bills are beyond anything you or I would run up. This is my personal pitch to you. If you love horses, or animals in general, please consider helping this worthy rescue. Your entire donation will go to the horses. I have included links to their two web sites so you can do your own investigation, but I can and do vouch for this rescue. Visiting them in person is such a sad/happy event. Sad because some people have no business owning an animal, especially a horse; and happy because the care they are now receiving is the best available. And they are loved, sometimes for the first time in their lives.