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It’s cold and the horses need our help!  Please donate to our hay bank fund.

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Reba


REBA - Seeking a new, forever home.

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Beautiful TB up for Adoption. She is 13 years old, OTTB, located in Clarkesville, GA Posting for owner, she will have to approve home with vet references. This mare needs lots of grass pasture, loves turn out time. Cannot be stalled for long periods because she will wind suck. Bottom of the pecking order. Very tall, close to 17 hands. Experienced horse owners only will be considered. Adoption contract will read that she cannot be bred, that she would have to be returned back to her owner if unable to keep. Would be great for English pleasure but not jumping or tight circling. Old track injury that doesn't bother her or cause lameness at all. Floating trot, just gorgeous sweet personality, trailers fine. Inquire by writing to Doris at dorismtnrose@yahoo.com.

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Stamp out Starvation of Horses had a group of UGA students from a community service fraternity come to volunteer at Doris Buckleys barn yesterday. What a delightful group of young people! This group spends time at nursing homes, animal shelters and other places and organizations that are in desperate need of volunteers. It gives me hope for the future.

Princess

This is Princess, the horse that was rescued along with the mare who had been ridden with open sores on her back.  Cheryl Flanagan and her crew are taking very good care of this shy girl. She already looks a lot better. You can still see the scar on her face where the halter rubbed her raw. Princess is pregnant, and very lucky to have been rescued in time to provide her with the proper care and nutrition to keep her and her baby healthy.

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Fireworks

This is a very important warning to horse owners!

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ASPCA Grant


Thank you to American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) for the generous grant that allowed S.O.S. to purchase hay and feed to assist needy horses over the winter.

Rescue

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Two very lucky horses were rehomed today. These horses were impounded by the Habersham County Animal Control, and transported to their new home in Cumming, Georgia by Doris Buckley at Stamp Out Starvation of Horses (SOS). I rode along because these are the moments that help me remember why we make the sacrifices we do for the sake of rescue.

The sorrel mare was used as the only mode of transportation for years by a man who rode with a poorly fitted saddle. When not being ridden in heavy traffic to places like WalMart or through drive-through restaurants, she was being tethered, and has scars around her pasterns to show for it.

When animal control officers found the mares, the sorrel had open sores up and down her spine, and fistulous withers that were oozing puss and had to be surgically debrided. The vet had to remove some of her back muscle and said that she will no longer be able to be ridden.

The smaller, white mare is pregnant by a stallion that was kept by the same man. Both impounded horses have a body score of about 2 - 2.5. These are horses that S.O.S. has been following and caring for off and on over 3 years. Their owner has previously been convicted on charges of cock fighting.

I am proud to announce that Habersham County Animal Control Officers charged both the man and his father with cruelty, which is now a felony.

Today, both horses were delivered into the loving care of Cheryl Flanagan and Save the Horses in Cumming, Georgia.

After a life of pain and bondage, these horses will now live the life that they deserve. ~Sue

Bissell Grant

Bissell Awards Grant to S.O.S. for Gelding

Stamp Out Starvation of Horses is happy to announce that Bissell Pet Foundation has provided funds to be used for families that need assistance for gelding horses.  SOS will be awarding a $150 subsidy to ten horses this spring.

Please contact Doris Buckley at doris@sosofhorses.com to apply.  If approved, funds will be provided directly to your vet to offset cost of gelding.
  

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