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Spirit Acres Farm Equine Rescue and Sanctuary

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Our Mission is centered on the belief that life has its own value. Throughout the millenia, horses have shared a special relationship with mankind; and it is this spirit that our organization attends to the needs of our equine friends. Our basic steps are the 4 r's rescue rehabilitation, revocation, retirement Our goal is to provide for the care and security of our horses in a natural lifestyle, to work with local humane orgs to care for any horse in need, to provide education to the community concerning the health and care of horses, and to provide support for the youth at risk and the community service requirements at the farm that often change a negative focus on life.

Results: We have in the past had varous events to raise funds for medical demands and what ever the need may have been for equipment repair or loads of hay, medical demands.. We are having trail ride that is focused on rasing money for emergency equine eqp. that can contribute to saving lives 1. a glide(gurney) $2000.00 for moving a downed animal, various accesories to protect the animal(a horse). A Sling to help a downed animal be raised up and support life forces while it heals. A must in many cases as in fires for air lifting horses to safety. . We raised funds to surgically remove a large tumor on a 21 year old mare thought to be not worth the medical challenge by some and she has done well with gifted surgical hands at work and is back at play and a year has gone by and she has been a grand survivor! We fund raise using Global Giving as part of the focus for medicines and much needed money for Vets services , this is only part of the challenge, This year our fundraising focus has gone to feed and to needs that are a daily drive to provide for the many horses we care for our feed cost averages $900.00 (US) a week. Farrier needs for horses hooves is a regular focus as it is a health need as well and we must raise $500.00 a month to keep up, dental funding is raised as it is an Annual care routine at $5,000.00 total a year on the average and this service requires a Dental Expert so all emergency needs can be met . So many horses need dental work when they come into rescue we can't imagine the pain they feel in those lovely heads with loose , broken, sharp points on teeth, and yes infections, We also look to the future, as we will need a new location for the rescue and sanctuary our growth and potential community demands and needs direct this vision. Another need is a trailer outfitted for emergency work that can be used as an ambulance to serve whereever when a horse needs to get to a Veterinarian, hospital etc.., a need many horse owners face unsucessfully as it may take special handling and experience to accomplish this need. We are a TLAER certified rescue, which refers to our work and Techniques with Large Animal Emergency Rescue.

Target demographics: any horse in need and youth at risk

Direct beneficiaries per year: countless horses and some kids/youth at risk.

Geographic areas served: Texas, Southwest and USA

Programs: Learn to ride , clinics and seminars to educate in responsibilites of horses and being a guardian (replacement word for owner), TLAER education and preparedness, why you want to be prepared for disasters and accidents that will strike us all with our animals, Schooling horses so you can be with this horse forever, Why Rescue?

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Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Dee R.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I met Kat in 2007 & have been volunteering there whenever I get the chance. Spirit Acres is a wonderful place, for the sweet horses that are rescued & rehabilitated, as well as for the people who spend time there. Recently, Spirit Acres took in 2 of my beloved horses. They had been with me for 13 years. About a year ago they both became depressed & started losing weight. I tried everything I could think of but nothing helped. Kat took them in & they are thriving! She watches the horses that come in & learns their personalities, likes & dislikes, & makes every effort to put them where they are comfortable. Every horse that is taken in has their own story & Kat knows each one. With the number of horses that are (truly) cared for & (genuinely) loved there is a huge expense. You can be assured that every penny donated goes to these horses & their needs, as they have always come first. No donation is too small. Please help Kat take care of these beautiful creatures. Better yet, go see the operation for yourself. You may not want to leave!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Spirit Acres took in my aging Paint Horse and cared for with giving her good food, good horse friends, and a last goodbye hug when she passed. Thank you.