First and foremost, we are about the equines. We
are about understanding what each equine has been through, and
making every effort available to rehabilitate them, on an individual basis.
Love, kindness, dietary needs, hoof care, veterinary care, training if
necessary, and time. Time to heal, time to trust humans again, time to reveal
who they are.
We try and determine the needs of the
equine owner if possible, to help enable them to keep their equine. If that is not possible, then we will try to find a foster home,
or re-home them to a permanent one.
We offer assistance with hay, supplements,
hoof care, veterinary care, and euthanasia.
We are currently working on various
workshops for educational purposes for the public.
To continue in the rehabilitation of
neglected or abused equines, whether voluntarily surrendered or
confiscated by law enforcement from unsuitable homes. Some have become permanent
residents of our sanctuary, while others have been and will be available for
adoption. The goal of either is a second chance for a good quality of life. This
facility will also be available to the community, special needs organizations,
offering instruction, therapy for some, and education, provided by knowledgeable
people and trainers.
About Our Founder:
Shannon Alexander was born and raised in
Nevada, growing up on cattle ranches, learning to train horses and give
instruction to others from her mother, who was also a horse trainer. With her
extensive show record, Shannon has enjoyed competing at various venues,
including the Cow Palace in San Francisco, CA. She was also heavily involved
with the Bitterroot Mountette Drill Team for 10 years, all the while owning and
operating a successful horse transportation business and a small boarding
facility in Corvallis, which she still owns and operates.
In the fall of 2008, she decided to start a
rescue organization to help horses in trouble, and/or their owners, even though
she found that there were many, many people already doing this without
affiliation to any organization, because IT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. By
forming A 501c3 non-profit organization, many people are now aware of available,
various means of assistance. Unexpected circumstances, health issues, job loss
or any number of other issues can create a sense of helplessness and
hopelessness, and that is why we are here, to give help and hope.
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Shannon Alexander of WMERR!
December 15, 2010: Donkey Rescue
December 15, 2010: Donkey Trimming
December 22, 2010: Rescue Donkeys
February 15, 2011: 800 Re-homed
March 18, 2011: Deadline
21, 2011: Rescue Horses
September 7, 2011: Assistance
September 20, 2012: Furnishings
26, 2013: Social Media
August 12, 2013: Rescue Horses
November 8, 2013: Auction rescue