Bella has fully recuperated from her hernia surgery and is feeling good. Here she is, kicking up her heels with her best buddy, Patrick. Patrick seems to have entered his second colt-hood at age 24.
The answer is yes you can!
When GSA brings in horses like Baby Bella it takes a lot of love and care to properly care for her. Yes, we receive a lot of volunteers’ hours but, we have to buy the feed and supplements. We have to pay the vet to check her and give shots and medications. Last year, GSA spent over $50,000.00 for horse care only. We are all volunteers and do not receive salaries!
Today GSA is asking for help. The Annual Horsemanship Clinic is planned for June 13, 2015. That is only 3 months away and does not leave much time to prepare. We depend on the Horsemanship clinic to buy hay and feed for the year. We also raise funds for veterinarian bills.
How can you help?
Go visit businesses and restaurants. Ask managers for gift certificates and raffle prizes. Buy any item and donate it. We are also implementing a program to adopt a horse. Prices to start at $40 – $50. The price is based on what is included in the packages. The base packages include a certificate with the adopter’s name, a biography of the horse and a photo. Another option is a 20-minute tour and introduction to your horse at a higher level.
Will you donate $10 or $20? Can you help GSA in preparing for the upcoming events this year? The events include the Annual Horsemanship Clinic, the safety class and Sundown over Dallas Reception.
Please do not just read this.
Help GSA by getting involved. We have several volunteers that are committed to the organization. We need more. Spring is in the air so come out and join us in some capacity. We need you!
Assistance with donation pick-up
Please share with your Facebook friends. Come out and see how Baby Bella has grown. She is beautiful and healthy because of support from folks just like you. Thanks to all for your continued support. Without your help, we cannot help these amazing animals.
Saturday, June 13th – 3Rd Annual Horsemanship and Yard Sale.
Saturday, April 18th- Spring cleaning and planting.
It was discovered this morning that all of the horse blankets have been stolen from storage at Gabby’s Sanctuary ARK. Additional items stolen include bridles, grooming tools, halters, riding blankets, and other equipment. With freezing weather predicted for this week, the most urgent need is for extra protection from the cold that blankets would provide. Each blanket costs about $80.00, and we currently have 8 horses.
Another facility was broken into last month where items donated for use by Gabby’s ARK were stored. These items were to be used for fundraising activities (e.g., raffles, door prizes, auction), and included a large screen TV.
If you can help, please donate via PayPal on www.gabbysark.org or contact us at 972-765-2575.
Bella’s successful hernia surgery took place 4 weeks ago, on December 2, 2014. This morning (December 31), she was lying down and couldn’t get up because of colic. Colic is abdominal pain, but can have many different causes and can result in death. We were able to get her up and moving around, and she is going to be OK with a change of diet.
We want to thank all of the Gabby’s Sanctuary ARK supporters who made Bella’s hernia surgery possible. Without it, she would have died from the colic. You blessed us in 2014, and we wish you all the best for 2015!
A lady recently lost her job and her home, and had to relocate her four cats to a shelter while she gets her life in order. The shelter is unable to keep them for much longer because of space issues. These are all adult cats, gentle, and friendly, inside only. There are three males and one female, all neutered. The female is very timid and is not eating at the shelter, so it is essential that she be placed in a quiet home ASAP. If you can help, please contact us.
As Bella grows, we will be adding more photos to this album.
Bella’s hernia surgery was successful and she is recovering at the vet’s clinic. She will be home on Friday, but will be confined to her stall for a month while her incision heals. You can still donate to help with medical costs using PayPal on the www.gabbysark.org website. In addition to Bella’s surgery, Star recently cut her leg, and several horses have needed dental treatment, vaccinations, and hoof care.
Bella’s hernia surgery has been scheduled for Tuesday, December 2, 2014. It will cost approximately $800.00, and we need your help. If you can make a donation of any size, please do so, either via the Donation button on www.gabbysark.org page using PayPal or through GoFundMe. Even if you can’t make a donation, you can help by sharing this post on your own Facebook page.
Other than the hernia, Bella is healthy and growing. She has gained 250 lbs. since coming to Gabby’s ARK on September 1, 2014! She is growing tall and strong. Bella will be at the vet clinic for a couple of days after surgery to keep her quiet and confined as she starts to heal. Soon, she will be able to run and play.
Oscar came to Gabby’s Sanctuary ARK from an owner who never fed or watered him. As a result, he looked like a 6-month-old donkey instead of the 13-month-old colt that he was.
Oscar has grown, filled out, and become a favorite at GSA because of his playful personality. He follows people around like a dog, nips at boots, and pulls on ponytails. If you offer him a sugar cube, he doesn’t munch it like the other horses. Instead, he licks it in your hand until the sugar dissolves, leaving your hand sticky and wet. He even pulls pranks on the other horses, like pulling the strap on Billie Jean’s halter.