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DREAMCHASER PMU RESCUE & REHABILITATION
August 17, 2013

Dreamchaser of course is an an animal rescue facility but what many do not realize is that many, many hours are also dedicated to Community Service. Children from homeless shelters and foster homes are brought to the ranch to help them forget their troubles for a while and this facility does just that. I have had the privilege to volunteer during some of these visits and have seen the difference in the kids when they arrive and when they leave. Some arrive silent and shut down, mistrustful and afraid. With patience and loving kindness, these children are brought out of their shell and learn what it is to be kids- to play, to care and to be both brave and kind. The animals arrive much the same way and are gentled through love, good food, spotless living conditions and patience. They then regain their dignity and become invaluable partners in helping the community's children. A society is measured by how it treats it's most helpless, by how they treat their children and animals. Dreamchaser exemplifies the best society has to offer and is a testament to love.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

raise enough money to drill a new well. Currently they have to haul every drop they use and store it in a tank. Susan sometimes has to make several water hauling trips a day.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

DREAMCHASER PMU RESCUE & REHABILITATION
September 29, 2012

I first became aware of Dreamchaser thru an article in our local paper, featuring the "Lean On Me" Program. Dreamchaser rescues and rehabilitates horses that have been abandoned, abused, used in the drug industry or just plain neglected. The animals arrive wild, scared and hurt, many cannot even be touched. With patience, good food, a clean place to live and lots of love, these horses becaome loving, healthy creatures and end up giving back to their community. Dreamchaser brings children from various county programs out to he ranch to learn from the horses. It is a beautiful thing to watch a previously abused horse teach a child to trust again. They are so patient & kind, some will just stand and be quiet if a child is frightened or sad. They let the child make the first move and I have even seen children fingerpaint on these beautiful creatures! The children learn to that it is possible to grow again, that there is someone that loves you and that you are respected and loved simply by virtue of your being. Bravo to Susan Thompson and the Dreamchaser family! From petting zoo events and pony rides at various community functions to the regular day at the childrens library, this organization certainly gives more than they get. Not only are the horses rescued but also other farm animals, pigs, goats, chickens, ducks, peacocks, all rescues from horrible situations amd all are equally loved and cherished at the ranch. Please give what you can to this wonderful organization, every little bit helps. Or stop by the ranch and see for yourselves, the public is always welcome and you will make so many new friends, both 2 and 4 legged!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my heart fills with joy seeing these poor abused creatures become loving healthy IMPORTANT members of the community. Seeing them go from straring with dull lifeless eyes, beaten and hurt, to prancing around everytime they see a human, knowing that they will be petted, loved and respected.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

provide them enough money for a new well. They have to haul water every day, sometimes as many as 4 tankloads, to provide drinking water and enough to keep all the animals clean and healthy

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you learn about this organization?

an article in my local paper and also saw them participate in the Veterans Parade in Anthem, AZ.

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & Help out with office work, making flyers, thank you letters, etc.