The horses on this page are either new arrivals, or those who have health problems and who are not currently available for adoption. Often these horses all have special needs and you can help by making a donation to help pay for vet care, farrier work, and food.
You can help us help rehabilitate one of these horses by becoming a sponsor. Just choose the horse you'd like to sponsor, and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll set you up! Sponsorships are $100 a month. These guys deserve your help!
Nova arrived at FCER on 7-1-17 via Animal Haven Clinic in Farmington. She had been found without a mother and dying. Through much hard labor on the part of the staff at Animal Haven and the grace of God, she has made a remarkable recovery. Nova is now at FCER under the protective wing of an older mare named Little Girl. While humans are supplying the milk, Little Girl is supplying Nova with the love and education only a mare can provide. Nova will remain at FCER until she has progressed to eating solid food.
We estimate Nina to be about 3 weeks old, maybe less. So we will be feeding her milk around the clock. The milk is expensive, $78 a bucket. A bucket will last about 10 days. We'll be doing this for a couple months and then transitioning her to milk pellets. We are also going to try introducing her to one of the mares here, in hope the mare will take her as her own. She won't have milk, but would be the guide for this young one through this tumultuous time.
If you can help by donating to the Nina Milk Fund, we'd much appreciate it.
Nina is thriving! She's been "adopted" by one of our mares named Apple. We're still providing milk, while Apple provides the security and learning. Nina is a beautiful young filly now, with a full life ahead of her. Thank you for supporting our efforts!
Nina continues to thrive.We still have nutritional "make up" work to do so she will stay with Auntie Apple through the winter, and next spring we will make her available for adoption.
Meet Miss McKinley
McKinley was first spotted by a lady driving along the highway. She was lying down off the roadside with no mother in sight. When this same lady returned the next day, McKinley was still there. Thanks go out to this Good Samaritan who called the ladies at Shiprock Animal Control. ACO Stacey traveled out to find McKinley indeed without a mother and apparently that way for 2 days. Stacey called FCER to see if we could help. The next morning we were on the road to pick up McKinley (she is named for the areas where she was found near the San Juan and McKinley county line). Our first stop for McKinley was at Animal Haven Clinic in Farmington. There she was examined, fed, given IV"S and pronounced healthy enough to go to the rescue. Now the volunteers will be called upon for help feeding and caring for McKinley. And then there is the money. McKinley requires feeding every 3-4 hours. The formula costs $78 a bucket (estimated to last 10 days - less as she grows). If you can help save McKinley please donate through the PayPal button just below this writing.
Thanks for your HELP!!
McKinley is doing very well and growing like a weed. She's still very bonded with Little Girl, and the two remain inseparable. We have discontinued the milk, and now she gets milk pellets only, along with hay. And she does help herself to the mashes we make 3 times a day for Little Girl (remember Little Girl is 30 years old, and has teeth issues). Mickey (her barn name) is currently in halter training. She's not too sure people should be allowed to tell her when to walk. But, we'll get there. Thanks to all that continue to support her.
Mickey continues to grow and thrive. She'll be staying with Grandmare Little Girl through the winter and next spring we'll make her available for adoption.
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