MHARF alumni JoJo, Banner, Lakota Bay and Dreamer (formerly Gretzky) are all enjoying life out in South Dakota where the climate is a little warmer! Jojo and Lakota Bay will be featured along with some of the kids from the Pine Ridge Reservation in a documentary for Swedish Public Television in the spring of 2019 (and you may recognize Thomas, Banner’s trainer from the 2018 Trainer’s Challenge). JoJo and Lakota, both mustangs, love the attention they receive from the kids. Thank you to Nicole and Thomas for the update and the pics!
Since we announced Twilight’s adoption in October, we have had several people contact us who knew all of the horses when they were at the St. Cloud Children’s Home. We just want to let everyone know they have now all found great adoptive homes! It has been just over two years since we took all 6 of the senior horses in when SCCH had to close their equine program. These horses spent many years providing comfort to kids during troubled times. We often hear from those kids (now grown up) about how much having the horses there meant to them. We are very happy to have been able to help SCCH when they could no longer keep the horses. Thank you so much to our adoptive and foster homes, our donors and our volunteers! We could not do this without the support of people like you!
Thank you to Jess and Dan for this update on Uno the cat!
And once again, thank you to everyone who donated to cover the cost of the amputation surgery (he had been caught in a trap and needed all but one toe amputated on a front paw), and thank you at All Pets Vet in Zimmerman for their care!
“Uno has settled into his new family! He loves to be petted and is learning how to play! Watching nature from the inside is one of his favorite activities! He also gets along with his cat “siblings.” Thank you to the caring community that gave Uno a chance to enjoy his life!”–Jess
Thank you to Laurelyn for these pics of Edgar Allan Poe along with this update:
“I’m told Edgar Allan Poe was saved by MHARF four years ago today. He is celebrating by showing off his bravery. The dump trucks, skeletons, witches and semi trucks are nothing, but the tall grass with unknowns lurking on the side of the road still need to be conquered.”
Thank you to Michelle and Margaret for these pics of Faith in her new home! Faith has had quite a year. She originally came to us with a large group of horses in late 2017. She was pregnant at intake. She spent the winter and early spring at Lanoux Stables being pampered by the boarders and students there. In May she gave birth to a premature colt and they were rushed to Stillwater Equine. Unfortunately, the colt had come way too early and despite the amazing efforts and care by the doctors and staff at Stillwater Equine, could not be saved. Faith returned to her foster home and after having enough time to recover sufficiently physically and mentally from foaling, she was assessed as a riding horse by Jamie Moeller and her students and was deemed ready for adoption. Anna Hill spotted her and decided she would be perfect for Margaret, one of her students, and that led to adoption and a happy ending for this beautiful palomino mare. Michelle says Faith and Margaret are “soulmates”!