Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Santa Oscar, Elf Bella, Terry, and all the other horses, dogs, cats, and animal lovers at Gabby’s Sanctuary ARK! Thank you for your generosity that has kept our animals healthy and happy. We wish you all the best in the new year!
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.
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
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 download asus smart gesture 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!