Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Cortez Yearlings Finally Home!

Thanks to a very generous transporter, the Yearling horses rescued from an Ignacio Kill Buyer are now safe at Denkai Animal Sanctuary in Grover, CO. These little babies have remained healthy other than a few snotty noses and are doing very well. We will be looking for homes for these horses and will begin basic ground training with them in the next week or so. To make a contribution towards the care of these babies or for any other information, please contact Denkai Animal Sanctuary at: www.denkaisanctuary.org or info@denkaisanctuary.org. Thank you for Caring!

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Thursday, October 09, 2008

Video of Sorrel Mare, Cortez yearling Rescue

The Following is a video of a red roan yearling mare, she has an injury on her rear hoof. This mare is part of the Cortez kill lot rescue.
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Cortez Horse Photos

These are some photos of the Cortez Yearlings. More to come. We are planning to move them to their temporary Cortez facility tomorrow. We ordered vaccinations from Mountain Veterinary Supply in Fort Collins, they are half the price of vaccinations here, so will accomplish that tomorrow along with de-worming.

Keep in mind these babies will need recovery time along with lots of food and TLC, they are kind of beat up and look a little scraggly right now. This is all part of the rescue process.

More photos to come!




Sorrel Gelding, QH.



Buckskin Gelding, QH type



Palamino Gelding, QH type



Walking Horse/Saddlebred type? Gelding, Paint mix maybe? Has one blue eye and gaited.


These are some photos of the Cortez Yearlings. More to come. We are planning to move them to their temporary Cortez facility tomorrow. We ordered vaccinations from Mountain Veterinary Supply in Fort Collins, they are half the price of vaccinations here, so will accomplish that tomorrow along with de-worming.

More photos to come!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Tow Truck Picking up Stranded Transport

1:00 in the morning, Tow truck picking up Denkai Animal Sanctuary pickup near Monte Vista.

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Truck Diagnosis

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Rescue Transport Stranded; Monte Vista to Cortez

On October 5th a transport loaded with 2 horses and 2 donkeys headed for Cortez, CO from the Sanctuary's home in Grover, CO. At 1:00 in the morning on Monday while driving down Hwy 285, the engine quit. We coasted to the side of the road and waited more than an hour for a tow truck, cost: $505.00.

We were towed to Alamosa, CO where the trailer was dropped in an empty lot at 3:00 in the morning, just across from the Ford Dealership, where the truck was dropped off and across from our motel room. At the break of dawn, we unloaded horses, packed them with food and water and started making phone calls to find anybody that would allow us to house the horses in Alamosa until the diagnosis would come in on the truck. Thanks to one of our Board Members, Bob Grube, we made contact with Johnie Payne, who kindly hooked up to our horse trailer, helped us load the animals and towed it to his home, where corrals were ready for the horses. That was a huge load off.

The diagnosis on the truck was in: The valve had dropped and destroyed the piston. Our options were to replace the engine for a cost of $5,500.00 or leave it in Alamosa until we could come get it and tow it back to the Sanctuary. We chose to leave it and Johnie gave us a place to store it.

Our Cortez Contact sent her friends to come get the horses and us in Alamosa. They showed up Monday afternoon, we loaded horses and the trailer and headed for Cortez. Wolf Creek Pass was not an option because of Ice and our lack of trailer breaks, so we arrived in Cortez at 3:00 this morning. The Horses are safe and happy, the yearlings will be moved to safety tomorrow until we can find a way to get them back to the Sanctuary in Grover, CO.

Here is how you can help:

Option A: we can raise another $1,000 to hire a transporter to come get these yearlings and bring them to the Sanctuary.

Option B: You can help us to get a truck donated or the use of a reliable truck donated to drive these horses back to Grover, We'll pay fuel costs.

Option C: We have a person willing to transport the yearlings to Saguche in 2 weeks if we can meet somebody with a truck that has a gooseneck hitch and pass off the trailer and our Director with 2 dogs.

www.denkaisanctuary.org
info@denkaisanctuary.org
(970) 217-1457

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

5 Yearling Horses In Need on Cortez Kill Lot!

Denkai Animal Sanctuary
www.denkaisanctuary.org
info@denkaisanctuary.org
(970) 217-1457

Five Yearling horses are currently sitting on a kill lot in Cortez,
Colorado awaiting their fate in a Mexican Slaughter Plant. These innocent
babies are the result of backyard breeders and have become a byproduct of a
falling economy along with irresponsible owners.

Denkai Animal Sanctuary is asking not only for your help in ransoming these
babies and saving their lives but in finding them lasting homes where they
will never face such a horrifying death again. A ransom has been placed of
$90.00 for each of these five babies, $450.00 total to get them to freedom.
The youngsters would normally bring him .40 per lb at a Mexican Slaughter
plant. For more information regarding horse slaughter please visit:
http://www.hsus.org/legislation_laws/citizen_lobbyist_center/help_end_horse_slau \
ghter.html

If we are able to raise this funding, we are also looking for individuals
and other rescue organizations to place these babies in. If none can be
found, we will be sending some of our rideable and trained horses to
another facility for better adoption viewing where homes have already been
screened in order to help these babies.

The absolute latest date for ransom is Saturday, October 4, 2008. We plan
to have a transport pick these babies up October 11, 2008 in Cortez. Any
contributions towards fuel cards/gas money would be greatly appreciated as
well. Fuel costs are estimated at $400.00.

The Sanctuary can be reached at: (970) 217-1457 or info@denkaisanctuary.org.

Donations can be sent to:
Denkai Animal Sanctuary 36710 WCR 126
Grover, CO 80729

or visit our website to donate:
www.denkaisanctuary.org and click on any donation button.










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