Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Get Ready for Spayngeld!

Spayngeld is our Spay Neuter Gelding program. Spay and neuter for dogs and cats, gelding for horses. We already have more than $1,000 pledged for Spayngeld this year. The first thing we need to do is raise more money! And the best, most fun way to do that right now is to vote for Hero's photo in the World Spay Day online Photo Contest. Sometime on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, there will be an active link here that will take you to where you can vote for Hero's photo. I don't know exactly what time, but it is supposed to happen tomorrow. So please check back. We'll put a note up on this blog/web, big and bold, that the link is active, so you will know for sure. This contest will run through February. Then, in a few months, DoubleHP will receive all of our vote money plus some additional money just for participating!

 In a couple of days we will also get our funding application up here. And on Feb. 29, 2012, we will announce our first three recipients for 2012. Then, additional funding will be available throughout the year; it will just depend on how much money we raise. on how much money YOU HELP US RAISE!
So, check back here tomorrow, Feb. 1, to see if the link is active yet to vote for Hero's photo.

If you would like to contribute to Spayngeld by just presenting us with a check or cash, instead of going through the photo contest, that will work too. Send check to Horse Help Providers, Inc. (DoubleHP), 25337 470 Ave, Crooks, SD 57020. In the last two years, through this program, we have helped to spay and nueter many, many cats; about 6 dogs, and some horses and a donkey too!

Here is the photo that we are entering. Well, actually, I guess this is the outside of our brochure, with our photo on it. But you get the picture!
Here is the other side of that brochure. Please feel free to print and distribute, share, email, etc.
This is our third year for participating in this program. And this year, we are sure, will be our most successful yet! We are 501c3, Horse Help Providers, Inc. Donations are tax deductible to the full extent as permitted by law.

Monday, January 30, 2012

At least 2 horse-related bills discussed in SD Legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012

On Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, our South Dakota state legislators will be discussing at least two horse-related bills.  According to the legislative schedules, these bills will come up in 7:45 a.m. in separate sessions.
Here is the link to the live audio that is available.
One will be going on in the House ag and natural resources committee, the other in House taxation committee.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Baylee has rejoined the herd!

A year ago Baylee was diagnosed with white line disease. we have never experienced that here before. She had it in one hoof, and no other horses had it. For the last year, she has not been able to go out with the herd. Recently we have started letting her out during the day and keep her in at night (with a buddy of course). so far so good. She is such a little alpha mare. herding the other mares around. teasing the boys. she is so very pretty. If you have not read her story here, you might want to try to find the time. there are lots of images of her xrays, etc. from month to month. might help you know that white line disease is not necessarily a death sentence. though it can be very very serious and we did get to a really bad point with Baylee Bob and did end up cutting a tendon when there was so much "rotation" that her "toe bones" were nearly poking through the bottom of her foot. sorry for the unscientific writing. of course our veterinarians use the scientific terms. not me though. anyway, Baylee is happy. wish us luck. she does have a little slight limp but it's from the tendon thing, mostly, I think. Our farrier was here Monday. just for a second opinion. didn't really trim much, kind of hesitant to trim too much since she's feeling so good the way she is. We'll check in another month or so.
 Here is a link to her story.

Baylee has rejoined the herd!

Monday, January 9, 2012

record warm temp in SD, fun with friends & horses

On the afternoon of Jan. 5, 2011, it was sort of like summer in South Dakota. well, ok, at least spring! One of my visitors had arrived. on my way out to the barn I witnessed turf wars. it's all harmless. they just act tuff.
Turf wars, Newman and Ralphie (both neutered of course)
My first afternoon visitor was Darci Adams, SD state director for HSUS. It was so nice out, we just had some fun with the horses. And we cleaned up the whole horse yard!
Definite look of determination

Princess appreciated our clean-up work, and she did the right thing.

Darci Adams with Shadow

That's really ok Darci, Shadow makes us all giggle

There's a serious side to Shadow. It is a miracle he is alive.

Beautiful beautiful Bella. catchin' some sun.

Bella with Darci Adams

and if you haven't smiled yet during the day, just go meet Princie!
Moonshine will soon be 31 years old (young)
Moonshine is not a rescued horse, he lived here before we started rescuing.
He's still the pasture boss though, at the young age of 30.

Minerva says, "hurry up Emily, we have to go riding."
translation "come on it's almost grain time, let's get this over with."
gotta get ya buckled up first, girl.
Minerva and Emily are riding buddies. Emily also rides Flicka here.

Emily's dad, Jim, is our groom! He loves cleaning hooves and brushing, etc.

Jim cleaning Lily's hooves. Jim and Emily found us over the Holidays. They saved me! Most of our other volunteers and part-time chore employees left for the Holidays. but Jim and Emily were here many, many days. And Tina, of course, who has been volunteering weekly for more than 3 years, was also here. Thank you volunteers!

at the end of the day, the kitties were night night.

this would be good for Halloween, yes?

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Rescued horse helps his new little girl build a snow fort!

Video/slideshow and Photos of Roman helping Alyssa build a snowfort this winter out by Spearfish, South Dakota, where Roman and Rocky are living with Wendy and Matt.
The video will make you smile and smile and smile. And as you watch this, remember that Roman is a horse that our organization saved last year. Because his owners, who first irresponsibly allowed Roman's sire and dam to breed, and then were too lazy to find him a home themselves, so they were going to dump him off at a low-end loose horse sale, where a high percentage of the horses go to slaughter. Just days before the sale, our organization acquired Roman.
Here's a link to the video/slideshow.
how to build a snowfort -- with a horse

and here are some extra photos of the event. Enjoy.
Got Your Back

Grass Down There

Keep Digging

Building Stairs

Our SnowFort. By Alyssa and Roman

Monday, January 2, 2012

intro. to spay neuter gelding program for 2012

We would like to introduce you to our 2012 spay/neuter/castration program. There will be much more information coming on this soon. But you may begin to apply for financial assistance for spay/neuter/castration now! Funding is not available until March, though. So if you have animals that need spay/neuter/castration now, don't wait for us. Just get it done! As soon as possible!
We have limited funding available but will have more throughout the year.
Not everyone who applies will be approved. We are most interested in reducing the reproduction numbers of horses, ponies, donkeys, dogs, and cats; and in assisting other organizations or animal owners who share that goal.

Also, if you would like to donate to our spay/neuter/castration program, so that we can help even more animals, that would be awesome! We are 501c3 (Horse Help Providers, Inc.); donations are tax deductible. You will find donation info. below.

So, here is our initial information. just email us if you have questions. thanks!

Spayngeld (Spangled)
Spay – Neuter – Geld
Dogs – cats – horses (and ponies & donkeys)
Spay & Neuter for dogs and cats; Castration for colts/stallions

Presented by New Hope Horse Shelter, South Dakota

During February we are accepting requests from animal owners, rescue/shelter facilities, veterinarians, etc., for financial assistance with spay and neuter of dogs and cats, and castration of colts/stallions.

Requests will be considered from throughout the United States.

Our first three Spayngeld recipients will be announced on Feb. 29, 2012. And the program will run throughout the year, as funding is available.

To request Spayngeld funding, just write up a little story about the specific animal(s) you would like to help. Examples may be a colt/stallion rescued from starvation, feral cat colony, or a farm who wants to get their cat population under control, puppy mill victims, a veterinarian who would like to help reward a client for being an excellent, responsible animal owner; any rescue organization for dogs, cats, horses, ponies, donkeys (preferably where a cycle of irresponsible breeding has been stopped, or where law enforcement has stepped in to ensure the end of neglect, possibly through seizure/arrest/prosecution, etc). The list of possible situations is endless. These are only a few possibilities.

In your write-up, also include information about future plans for the animal(s), and any other information that explains how special these animals are and how Spayngeld funding will help them. And photos are appreciated too, if possible.

Submit your write-up/request to New Hope Horse Shelter
Email doublehphorses@alliancecom.net
Or USPS to New Hope Horse Shelter, c/o Horse Help Providers, Inc. (DoubleHP), 25337 470 Ave, Crooks, SD  57020.

Please include your name, mailing address, email address, phone numbers, and website address if you have one.

We will begin to review requests on Feb. 20. Early submission may better your chances for selection.

If you have questions or suggestions, please email doublehphorses@alliancecom.net
RE: Spayngeld

If you would like to donate money to our Spayngeld program, that would be awesome! Any amount is very much appreciated and acknowledged (unless you request your donation be anonymous).
To donate, you may send checks to Horse Help Providers, Inc., 25337 470 Ave, Crooks, SD 57020
Or use the donate button at our website www.newhopehorses.org  (try to leave a note re: the Spayngeld program)

We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Horse Help Providers, Inc.
and have been operating through volunteers, sponsorships, and donations for more than 10 years!
Throughout the years we have been approved for programs/funding/grants by several national organizations including HSUS/World Spay Day and ASPCA.

We are a legitimate, honest horse rescue/sanctuary.
We have helped hundreds of animals and wish to help hundreds more.

If you have questions or information that requires immediate attention, or would like to deliver a donation in person and meet the animals here and tour our shelter, you may call 605 359-0961. Otherwise, please use our email address. We check it several times a day. doublehphorses@alliancecom.net.

Or USPS to New Hope Horse Shelter, c/o Horse Help Providers, Inc. (DoubleHP), 25337 470 Ave, Crooks SD 57020. Thank you.