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COOKIE – LETTING GO

I apologize for not sending out an update during the past few days, but it’s been tough. Letting Cookie go was more than difficult and accepting that she is gone is just as hard. Some history – Cookie returned to us from an adoption a few years ago with a sore on her left ear that…

Sawyer Got His Wings

SAWYER HAS JOINED OUR HEAVENLY HERD – 05/05/17

May 5th, 2017 Sawyer followed me around this morning after finishing his breakfast and having some pal around time with Lucy. I was delivering hay and, by the time I got to the 3rd paddock, I knew something was wrong.  He was looking at his tummy – one side and then the other.  We took…

Noah Lamb

BABY NOAH – OUR HELP A HORSE DAY RESCUE

04/18/17 Our 8th Annual Celebration of Life/ASPCA Help a Horse Day is on Saturday, April 22nd, and almost every year, a horse in need finds its way to Beauty’s Haven just before the event. Well, this year, it’s not a horse, but a baby lamb with an injured leg! The baby will be arriving this evening and will be…

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Cookie’s Eye – Not Good News

Earlier this year, Cookie appeared to be depressed – she just wasn’t herself. With her history of cancer, well, I was just concerned. Dr. Specht ran some blood work and some values were all over the place. Then Cookie developed chronic imflammation in her left eye and was put on eye medications which didn’t seem…

Cookie Mangan biopsy

COOKIE’S EYE – IS IT CANCER?

February 12th, 2017 Cookie’s eye is worse. Dr. Mangan will be checking it tomorrow when he comes to hopefully, remove the lavage from Magic’s eye. Almost three years ago, Dr. Mangan performed surgery on Cookie at UF when she had cancer.  He did a great job.  He had to remove much of her lower left…

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UPDATE ON EMMA – THE FILLY THAT WAS SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES

02/23/17 Emma’s bandages are off, staples and stitches are out, and she’s sporting her new socks from Sox For Horses! These socks are a great alternative to bandaging and they’re easy to use and maintain! I have no feeling or sensation in my hands so leg wraps/bandages are difficult for me to put on the horses. I…

Emma Tape

SHOT FILLY IN THE NEWS AND INCREASED REWARD

February 16th, 2017 Emma – the 3 year old filly that was shot.  She has undergone surgery to remove bullets and fragments and is currently recuperating back at the rescue. Emma is really good for her bandage changes as well as taking her medications. So far, all looks good. The swelling in her knee has…

Emma Believe

EMMA – FILLY SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES – 02/06/17

February 6th, 2017 Our attempt to pick up the filly yesterday evening was unsuccessful. She wasn’t bearing weight on her left front and when we were told that she had not received her pain medication for the past two days.  We made sure that she received it before we left. Since she was too uncomfortable to load…

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Good Thoughts for Ruby Please

12/07/16  Wednesday Ruby could use some good thoughts and prayers – she’s not feeling well.  Dr. Julia examined her and her blood work results should be back tomorrow. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8TH… Dr. Specht was out this evening to follow up on Ruby for Dr. Julia. We’re so blessed to have such a wonderful support team!…

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The Face of Hunger

11/30/16  Wednesday We named the latest arrival SeAnna (pronounced see-anna) which is a variant of the name Janet. It means “Gift from God.” We lost a dear animal warrior and friend last week, Janet Lacetera, and I’m sure she would be truly honored. Janet had a heart of gold and made a difference in the…