I get it, we are dealing with this incredible amount of mud and water just like everyone around us, but COME ON. How do you look at this horse day after day and just think that it's fine? She had NO place to get out of this mud, which was 2 feet deep in some spots, not even in her tiny makeshift turnout shelter. She was LITERALLY in a back yard all by herself. Fortunately, a family member FINALLY contacted St. Clair County Animal Control and that got the ball rolling. With much persistence, the owner signed off on the horse and she came here with us. We are once again unbelievably proud to be able to partner with animal control to get this little girl out of the mud and on to a better life.
We thought she was just a baby, maybe 2 years old. But, after doing some research, we found out she is FIVE YEARS OLD! We learned her original owners also owned her mother and this poor horse has NEVER known good care. She has known nothing but neglect her entire life! She is so stunted she has the body and teeth of a horse less than half that age.
Her halter was literally weeks from being completely embedded. She is super headshy and it takes forever to make adjustments to her halter. She does have a dent and permanent scar on her nose. She's a little skinny, has a lot of rainrot along her back, but she's a sassy little girl and we do think that once she gets some rehab and tlc, she will be just fine. We are calling her Lacy.
Any donations to help us with rehab are greatly appreciated. On behalf of our grateful rescued horses, THANK YOU!
HAPPY 2020 EVERYBODY!
2019 Year in Review:
We did spend the first few months of 2019 catching up from Dave’s devastating injury in 2018, but once we got going, we REALLY got going.
We took nine horses out of harm’s way and into better lives, along with 14 Rabbits, 53 chickens and ducks and 3 abandoned pigs. We became partners with our new and amazing St. Clair County Animal Control and provided assistance with three seizures, including the cruelty case of 83 dogs, 5 cats and 2 birds last November owned by Irene Burns that has since become widely known.
The fact is we do a lot behind the scenes that nobody really knows about. This team works hard every day and none of us get paid a dime. We don’t do it for the thank yous or the pats on the backs. We do it because it’s the right thing to do to give our human AND animal friends a leg up when they need it. The team we rebuilt in 2019 is second to none.
Our goal for 2020 is to at least DOUBLE the number of horses we get out of harm’s way and into the lives they ALL deserve. We WILL get started with our therapy program this year once we get enough people on board to help us. We will continue to build this rescue into the biggest and best rescue St. Clair County has ever seen and we will continue our amazing new partnership with St. Clair County Animal Control.
Thank you to our team members for this past year. Thank you to our amazing supporters for this past year and years before. Thank you to the people who adopted or fostered horses for us that allowed us to bring more animals in to safety.
Without each and every one of you, Day Dreams Farm WOULD NOT EXIST. To reach our goals this year, we need all the support we can get. We will be re-launching our sponsorship program which has been set aside for several years now. Watch for that in the next couple of weeks.
Here’s to a busy and exciting 2020. Cheers Everybody! ~Lisa