On June 22, 2015, the Dallas Morning News ran an article about our 3rd Annual Horsemanship Clinic & Horseypalooza. Everyone had fun and had an opportunity to get up close and personal with the Gabby’s Sanctuary ARK rescues horses. Donations can be made all year through Paypal on our website at www.gabbysark.org.
Gabby’s Sanctuary ARK wishes to thank all of its supporters, sponsors, volunteers, donors, and those who attended our 3rd Annual Horsemanship Clinic and Horseypalooza. All of the hard work brought in donations that will be used to buy food, veterinary care, and other supplies needed to keep our rescued animals happy and healthy. You can still donate using PayPal under Support Gabby’s ARK on the Gabby’s Sanctuary ARK website at www.gabbysark.org.
Gabby’s Sanctuary ARK, a 501(c)3 organization
Open to the Public
Saturday, June 13, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Rollin’ C Ranch
1916 N. Westmoreland Rd.
DeSoto, TX 75115
Gabby’s Sanctuary ARK provides care for local rescued horses, cats, and dogs.
Your donations and purchases will help.
* Horsemanship Clinics
* Yard Sale
* English and Western-style riding demonstration
* Silent Auction and Raffles
* Food, Fun, and More!
The veterinarian assessed her and was able to provide more information to us. Addy is about 4 years old. Based on a tattoo inside her mouth that someone tried to scratch out, she was a young racehorse. She has been starved and neglected, but will get better with plenty of TLC. The white on her legs and back is poultice to help heal sores and scrapes.
Addy (short for Adeline) was rescued from a feedlot in Stillwater, OK on April 30, 2015. She was destined for the slaughterhouse within 24 hours if no one wanted her. Stacy, a Gabby’s Sanctuary ARK (GSA) volunteer, found out about Addy, so she and Terry Wade-Ottley, founder of GSA, changed her destiny by going to get Addy and bring her home where she will be cared for and loved.
We don’t know Addy’s history prior to the feedlot. She appears to be a thoroughbred, and possibly a former racehorse. Her disposition is sweet and trusting. She stands about 18 hands tall, but is very malnourished. Over the next weeks and months, Addy will have a lot of medical bills as we bring her back to health: dental care, hoof care, antibiotics, vaccinations, and good food and nutrients. In the photos, the shiny patches on Addy’s side are medicine applied to injuries. Please help us help Addy. Donations of any size are appreciated.
With the recent heavy rain, Patrick has found plenty of mud to roll around in. Sometimes, he gets so dirty that he’s unrecognizable as the white horse that we all know and love. Here are some recent photos after spending a little time outside. In the first photo, he’s wearing a mask to protect his eyes from the sun.
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!