Tuesday, March 31, 2009

New Photos

We've added a few pictures to our online photo book- some from March and others of the Pigs so potential adopters can get a better look at them, too.

It's not a super pretty time of year in the Pacific Northwest- it's rainy and muddy but that's the reality of a farm, and we've got our mud really tamed due to our drainage work last fall and some gravel we added to paddocks (as well as Paco's relentless removal of mud) and our volunteers keeping paddocks picked...

Despite the foul weather, horses are getting healthy and it seems to be warming up- blankets are coming off and the rescues are eager for spring. Enjoy our most recent pictures:


Saturday, March 21, 2009

New homes for 4 rescues...

It is always bittersweet when a rescue finds a home. We spend so much time caring for them, they become part of the family. But nothing makes us all happier than seeing a horse get a home.

Right now, we have 4 adoptions happening. The following lucky horses will be heading to their new homes soon.

  • Stormy and Shadow (our two minis) are going to a new home soon
  • Daryl, an off the track Thoroughbred with unlimited potential is going to a hunter/jumper barn where we know he'll excel
  • Coolie is going to a lovely home that will be lucky to have this kind mare

It feels good when the horses reach their new homes (we often deliver if the adopters is willing to cover gas costs). We thoroughly screen and do a site visit prior to adoption so we know they're going to good homes.

We hope that soon someone will want sweet Chester, a 15 hand TB gelding who is so friendly and ready to go to a home. He's just about 3 so he is eager to have someone start him under saddle.

Our sweet Blondie (APHA Honor and Glory) is also ready to go to a home- she is the daughter of a halter champion and a beautiful mare who is only about 5 years old.

If you are interested in any of our rescues, please check them out on our site at : http://serenityequinerescue.com/aboutus.aspx

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Clinic Date Change- now April 11th (3 spots left)

Our Clinic date has changed to April 11th.

For details, click here. We have 3 more spaces in the clinic and a REALLY fun group of riders of all levels signed up so far and it's sure to be fun and educational. Kim Gately, a multi world champion is an outstanding teacher, she's kind and compassionate and fun- this helps you remember what she teaches.

3 Little Piggies, Ready for Adoption

As many of you know, we have a few rescue pigs (along with our equines). Three are ready for adoption (the runt has special health needs and will stay with us). Below is our ad, we welcome you to meet these special pigs- we all adore them and they deserve forever homes as pets.

3 little pigs...

We need homes as pets, we’re 3 lucky pigs who were rescued and bottle fed and are tame as can be. We’re housebroken and have good manners- we even sit for a treat. We need to go to a home with other piggies or be adopted by someone willing to adopt at least 2 of us (piggies need a pal). Our Mom has had potbelly pigs for 20 years so she can give you lots of information on how to care for us.

We come in the house at night and to rest, and love to travel and play on our farm. We know to tell you when we need to go out to potty, and we know how to get into cupboards! We’re all healthy and friendly, here’s a bit more about us individually.

1. Sophie (white) is a gregarious, curious girl. She is almost always first to greet people. She was named for her eye ‘makeup’ (after Sophia Loren) and has the cutest spots all over. She’s affectionate to her brother and sisters.

2. Petunia (black with white face) is the most adventurous, she loves to investigate uncharted territory. She can navigate stairs and likes to visit Mom when she is working on the computer upstairs.

3. Annabelle - is our cuddler, loves to be scratched and loved and rubbed, her fine piggy hair stands on end as you scratch the 'good spots' between her shoulders and down her back.

Adoption requires approval, a private treaty (we don’t adopt our animals for consumption, resale or breeding). These little guys are intelligent and good natured and will bring lots of happiness to you and your family. For more about pigs as pets, go to: //exoticpets.about.com/cs/potbelliedpigs/a/pbpexpect.htm.

To discuss adoption or meet these special piggies, email patricia@serenityequinerescue.com

Thursday, March 12, 2009

King County Animal Control Letter to Serenity (Feb 2009)

On February 19, we received a letter of commendation and appreication from King County Animal Control. We have an excellent working relationship with this organziaiton (as well as King County Prosecuting Attorney) and have worked with both agencies on multiple cases of animal cruelty related to horses we have rescued- we feel that Animal Cruelty charges are an important part of rescue, whenever possible. Simply taking horses from a bad situation can allow abusers to collect more- by working to prosecute whenever possible we hope to help prevent future incidents.

The one case that has gone through court is that of Dean Soloman, owner of PEC (Pacific Equestrian Center). Serenity Equine Rescue rescued 23 horses (and one pig) from that facility. Other local rescues assisted in the efforts to transport, care for, foster and re home additional PEC horses. We thank everyone who was involved in this important Animal Cruelty Case.

In addition, we thank King County for noticing our efforts on this case and specifically for thanking Serenity Equine Rescue for our continued work for the animals.
Here is a photo of Sequoia the night she came to Serenity.

and here she is today, happy and healthy and sound. She is just about 3 years old now and is seeking a forever home.

Monday, March 2, 2009

The Clinic is filling up....

It's exciting, we're filling up our fundraiser clinic. In fact, I think we have just 4 spaces left. Kim Gately, who is the trainer who will be putting on this clinic is looking forward to working with the 10 horse/rider teams who attend.

The funds from this clinic will help us build large compost bins to reduce waste and create wonderful dirt for people to use.

If you want to sign up, the clinic details are here: http://serenityequinerescue.blogspot.com/2009/01/benefit-clinic-for-serenity-equine.html

The clinic is APRIL 11 (NEW DATE) from about 9:30 am-4 pm, and will take place in the Serenity Arena at our farm (indoors). We're hoping to get lunches donated and the cost for a horse/rider team is just $100 with all proceeds going to the rescue. It's a hands on clinic where you'll learn about riding, balance, communication and problem solving with your horse- from a world class trainer.

Thanks so much to Kim Gately for her sponsorship of the rescue! For more about Kim, go to http://www.paradisestable.com/