Bella, our 4-month-old orphan filly, needs hernia surgery. The surgery will take place once the weather cools off enough that she won’t be bothered with flies during healing. As you might guess, her veterinary bills will be expensive. To help pay for Bella’s surgery, you can make donations through gofundme.com/g23l2c.
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.
We send a big “Thank You!” to everyone who came out to support Gabby’s Sanctuary ARK at last night’s benefit. We also want to thank those who donated money, food, beverages, raffle and auction items, and time to help make the night a success. You can still donate to GSA through PayPal on our website at www.gabbysark.org.
Gabby’s Ark founder Terry Wade-Ottley was recently featured as a Fox4 Hometown Hero. For those of you who missed the broadcast with Clarice Tinsley, you can see it at http://www.myfoxdfw.com/clip/10586630/hometown-hero-terry-wade-ottley
On Labor Day, Gabby’s Sanctuary ARK acquired Bella, a 3-month-old female quarterhorse. Bella was orphaned when a stallion attacked her mother, a winner of $35,000 in prizes at the racetrack. Since then, Bella has not gotten the nutrition that she would have received through her mother’s milk, and is undernourished and fragile. Bella was also born with a hernia.
Because of her rough start in life, baby Bella has special needs: nutritional supplements, special feed, and veterinary services. She will need a lot of TLC over the next few months, which she will receive at GSA. After just a few days, she is starting to look more energetic, has gained some weight, and is getting comfortable with being handled (although she does have a bit of an attitude when it’s time to go back inside the stall).
You can make donations to GSA through PayPal on this website. Give us a call and come out to meet Bella!
You Are Invited To
Sundown Over Dallas
A Reception and Fundraiser benefiting
Gabby’s Sanctuary Ark
Animal Rescue Shelter 501(c)(3)
Thursday, September 25, 2014
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Townview Professional Building
320 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway
Dallas, Texas 75203
Food and Spirits
Raffles and Prizes
RSVP by September 18, 2014 to
972-765-2575 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We had a great time at the Horsemanship Clinic and Fundraiser on Saturday, June 7, 2014 and raised some more money to help rescue five more horses and pay for some vet bills. Thank you to all that participated, and to all the people who came out to support us.
We really appreciate the Purina horsemanship (Robert Liner and his team) demonstration and the folks from the Circle L 5 Riding Club who brought their horses, showed us their moves, and let us ride.
Robert Liner has also offered up a staff and volunteer safety clinic and a 3-day horse training workshop.
Without your efforts this would not have been possible. I look forward to the upcoming GSA reception that will be held September 25, 2014 at 320 South R.L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas Texas. Also, I will be donating most of the items left from the Horsemanship clinic.
Also, we have rescued a dog Ms. Sweetie who’s name was changed to Zola ( the shy One). Zola ( Rat Terrier) was rescued after GSA’s Terry Ottley fed Zola for four months at Cedar dale and Bonnie view, Dallas, TX. Zola was injured by horses that stepped on her and broke her leg. Needless to say GSA’s made sure Zola was taken care with an orthopedic surgery cost of over $2,500.00. Zola has a foster family Meril, Mark and Evan that have fallen in love with Zola. Now we need to pay the bill.
Thanks a million from all the cats, dogs and the horses.
Gabby’s Sanctuary ARK is requesting your participation in our upcoming 2nd Annual Horsemanship Clinic.
Gabby’s Sanctuary ARK is back in the saddle. Gabby’s Sanctuary ARK (GSA) has overcome last year’s theft of all of our tack. The Pierson’s provided GSA with saddles, blankets, hay bins, reins and much more to get us back to where we need to be. Thanks to CBSDFW for airing the story for community support. We can ride again. Thank you! We have relocated to Rollin C Ranch located at 1916 N. Westmoreland Rd. Desoto, TX 75115. We still need to obtain our own land however; I believe you bloom where you are planted. GSA has rescued four horses Major, Jango, Star and Curly. Star has a new owner, Davis. Jango and Major (28 years old) are both sponsored by Carol Davis and family. Curly is being sponsored by his owner. The facility is beautiful and a very healthy environment for the horses to thrive. Patrick, a new horse is being delivered April 26, 2014.
My key volunteers Kyndall and Deane Broussard have assisted me on the weekends and I am very thankful for them both. Mrs. Stewart, our 75 year old volunteer loves horses and is a mentor to Kyndall who is planning to go to school on an equestrian scholarship. GSA is encouraging her in every way that we can. We love Kyndall. We try to cowgirl-up after cleaning stalls and feeding horses.
Gabby’s Sanctuary ARK is excited about building a bridge for rescued animals and families to cross from hopelessness to hopefulness through our rescue operation coaching, on the job training and community outreach services. By collaborating, we make a powerful difference right in our own back yard in transforming lives. We have acquired more horses and provide care for a horse that was neglected by his owner because they just did not know how to care for the animal. We are looking forward to your support for the upcoming 2nd Annual Horsemanship Clinic. It is greatly needed within our community that is growing greater and greater with neglected animals. We need participating partners like you to support GSA and provide the needed assistance that many within our community and beyond so desperately need.
Below are some photo’s of some of our residents!
CEDAR HILL (CBSDFW.COM) – Thieves stole saddles, stirrups, bridles, halters, reins, bits and harnesses from Gabby’s Sanctuary ARK Thursday night.
“All they took was my tack and that stuff’s expensive,” said Terry Ottley who established the chairty for animals in need.
Known for its non-profit work, including helping animals orphaned after the tornado destruction in Moore, Oklahoma, the sanctuary helps underprivileged children, too.
Ottley leases the land for the non-profit, which takes in all types of four-legged friends. But the park holds clinics for horses that need help; rehabilitates them and even has a garage sale scheduled this weekend to raise funds.
Unfortunately, proceeds from the sale will now have to cover last night’s losses of $1000 or more.
Ottley fought back tears as she explained that had the thieves simply asked, she would have lent them her tack.
“All you had to do was just ask me, and I would have allowed you to use my stuff,” said Ottley, whose efforts are still focused on finding funds for horse medication.
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