December 2009–Hound adopters help hoof rescue. Buy a bracelet to help rehabilitate rescued horses.
Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary is a 501(c) 3 non profit located in the foothills of the Santa Rita Mountains south of Tucson. It is dedicated to saving the lives of Premarin (PMU)* mares and foals and other horses in need.
*Premarin is a form of hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women. It is derived from the urine of pregnant mares.
With a small staff and strong volunteer support, Equine Voices has saved the lives of more than 300 horses since 2005. Horses that are rescued are rehabilitated and adopted out to loving, forever homes.
Taylor, a 6-year-old Quarter horse mare, was rescued on July 30, 2009, from a “killer buyer” in Phoenix. (A killer buyer is a person who goes to horse auctions for the sole purpose of purchasing horses to take them to slaughter in Mexico.) When Taylor was found, she had a broken shoulder and was hobbling around on three legs.
The next day she was slotted to be crammed into a trailer with other horses and driven to her death in Mexico. Instead, she was carefully loaded onto a different trailer and taken to a vet who performed surgery and put a metal plate in her shoulder. Taylor currently resides at Jumpin’ Jack Ranch (home of Equine Voices) and is on stall rest while her shoulder heals.
Equine Voices Expenses:
• The cost of caring for a healthy horse is approx. $125/ month. This amount is higher for horses that need special feed, medicines and/or supplements. On average, Equine Voices cares for between 40 and 50 horses at a time.
• Equine Voices hay bill is approx. $5,000 a month.
• Monthly expenditures total approx. $15,000.
Help get the word out about Equine Voices. Find out how you can help this very worthy horse rescue.