It’s been a busy year caring for the yearlings.
Volunteers did a lot of hands on work with yearlings and as any one who owns a horse knows, there is the day in and day out care of feeding and mucking out the stalls and cleaning up the fields.
Time was spent raising money to pay for their grain and hay, as well as to cover the cost of vetting and farrier and the big cost of building a round pen!
If there was an opportunity to pack up the babies and take them someplace, we did. They were a big hit at the Dog and Pony show put on the Reins of Life and it was there that a horse trainer worked with them in a round pen.
Volunteers came over to share a meal as well as share time caring for the horses – back to that mucking out the stall part again.
Volunteers pitched in and helped pick up donated hay too.
Early summer of 2012 we moved the yearlings to another property with tall edible grasses and lots of space. They showed us how much they enjoyed it by running and eating and running and playing hard to get too.
Watching them play is pure joy and one winter, just before Christmas I was able to catch them in the act and snap some photos.
You can see in the photos how they are filling out and becoming better about being handled.
These are the two babies we drove down to Kentucky to pick up. They were at an animal shelter in the foothills of the mountains. They had been abandoned to starve in a field. Conditions at the shelter were not good. This is the second facebook album about Potemkin and Tecumeseh with a third album yet to come.
Tecumseh goes to his new home April 21st, 2013.
Potemkin is still available for adoption.
Making a Difference
PetsConnect! is an all volunteer not-for-profit organization moving into out Tenth Year!
All the animals are in foster homes and well cared for, we pay our bills, make our thank yous and our volunteers work very hard to run PetsConnect! as a professional, caring, friendly business!
The animals in our program come from local animal shelters and to the employees and volunteers of our local animal shelters we are most grateful and thankful for the hard, emotionally taxing work they engage in daily.
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