We’ve spent several years working with an Amish community in upstate New York, building a relationship where we can offer them an option other than shipping to slaughter. Buster is a 17yr old saddlebred/Morgan who came to us from this community. You can become the official sponsor of Buster for $400 per month.
WILBUR & LIL'BUR
I saved these two beautiful mules from the New Holland PA Kill Pen in February of 2019. They came to us very thin, ribs and hip bones protruding, infested with parasites and one with the affliction of choke. In just a few short months, Kay was able to fine tune a diet that has since remedied the choke and both mules now enjoy a very healthy weight. You can become the official sponsor of these two big boys for $800 per month.
A thoroughbred ousted because he wasn’t fast enough – Kay outbid a meat buyer at the Unadilla NY Auction for $400. He was covered in rain rot that even affected his eyes and face. As we treated his rain rot the hair peeled off leaving oozing sores caused by this painful fungus infection. Had Kay not saved Sculpin he would have gone to Canada or Mexico for slaughter. You can become the official sponsor of Sculpin for $400 per month
Magic came out of New Holland the same day as Patches in October 2018. I felt so sorry for this little mare who was only 12 hands and was having to deal with aggressive horses and equally aggressive handlers. She adores people, however doesn’t like to be around other horses. It takes cruelty, bullying and abuse to create a horse that doesn’t want to socialize with other horses. You can become the official sponsor of Magic for $300 per month.
A seventeen-year-old morgan pony, standing 14.2 hands. Star spent his entire life pulling a buggy for the Amish. We took him because we didn’t want to see him go to auction. An Amish friend of mine told me about Star before his owners sent him to New Holland Sales Auction and I agreed to take him in. You can become Star’s official sponsor for $400 per month.
A well-bred thoroughbred whose half-sister sold for $120,000 in 2015 who ended up at a low-end auction facility in upstate NY. Someone one though it a bright idea to castrate him before auction to make him more saleable by using sedation and a dirty penknife on the side of the road. Ray had a raging infection from this cruel act and had to be re-castrated and cleaned up once we had saved him. I paid the renderer the purchase price plus $50, a total of $250 – for a highly bred thoroughbred horse that was destined to become fertilizer. You can become Ray’s official sponsor for $400 per month.
CORY & TREVOR
Cory and Trevor 14 year old Persheron geldings who’s elderly owner had health issues and neglected to feed these gentle giants. They had spent the best part of a snowy, cold winter digging for grass in the snow behind an old barn, hidden from the road and public view. They were each approx 700lbs underweight when they arrived and it has taken the best part of 18 months to get them back to a good point of health and weight. You can become the official sponsor of Cory and Trevor for $1,000 per month.
Tal came from New Holland Kill Pen. He never ran through the auction, as he was a Thoroughbred who was meant to disappear to Mexico. The owner or trainer sold the colt to a kill buyer who Kay has dealt with over the years. He was destined for slaughter in Mexico without anyone knowing about it. He was a racing horse – and the owner/trainer did not want anyone to know they were sending him to slaughter. You can be Tal’s official sponsor for $400 per month.
I picked this sweet little grey mare that was doing her best to move under saddle with a rough rider with heavy hands, from a Kill Pen in Bastrop LA. There was just something about her. No matter how brutally hard the rider was she did her best to please. She is an aged horse worked to the bone. She was very skinny and loaded with parasites. She is an amazing little mare and great riding horse, we are elated that she can live the rest of her life here peacefully at our Sanctuary. You can become the official sponsor of My Girl for $400 per month,
ROMULUS & BEVERLY
Romulus came from a Bastrop LA kill pen. A kill buyer sent me a video of him saying he was a good mule who really shouldn’t go to slaughter as he had “plenty of mileage left in him, are you interested?” He came up with his partner Remus, another aged mule who we sadly lost to colic last year. Beverly came from an Amish Farm in NY. She has low ringbone in her left front. We took her as we didn’t want to see her ship to New Holland for auction. She would definitely have been on a one-way trip to a slaughter house had she run through an auction sale. You can become their official sponsor for $800 per month.
Pearl was purchased from Hacketstown Auction. She was categorized as a “roaster pig”. She was so tiny! She lived with a family for about a year as a house pet but soon grew too large to live in their house anymore. She lives peacefully on our sister farm and is a beautiful member of our sanctuary. You can become Pearl’s official sponsor for $100 per month