Please consider entering HOP in this TSC photo/essay Rescue contact here:
Help us win 10k for the work we do!!
We have some pretty amazing photos you can chose to enter on our page: https://www.facebook.com/HeartofPhoenixEquinerescue/photos_stream?ref=page_internal
or use this awesome before and after of Scarlett – also remember to share and vote for the entry!
They ask for our information:
Tel. (304) 691-0329
Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue, INC
PO box 81 Shoals, WV 25562
ATTN: If we have a horse posted for an owner that has REQUESTED HOP screen a home through our process, DO NOT presume to go behind us, contact the owner and request the process be by-passed.
People ask us to help because they know that is vital to safe placement. They aren’t going to take kindly to someone clearly trying to by-pass being screened. Neither are we.
If you do not want references checked, you have something to hide.
Then when you decide to cooperate, you’ve already failed to pass. Sorry.
Many of you cannot imagine the stories we hear from folks about why they cannot keep their dogs, cats, horses, mice, toads, etc.
There are excuses, and then there are legitimate reasons. Things DO happen in life. Economic Situations change, illness happens and so forth – things we never expected or wanted happen, and we are left with hard choices. I understand this. We make mistakes.
This rescue is here when you have true reasons and when you make excuses, too.
The excuses: Those are what we hear most of the time.
. . .Where people are now bored. . didn’t think a decision through very well where an animal was concerned for about the 5th or 50th time, think of animals as disposable toys. . .
They sell when the newness wears off. Sometimes they never get another horse, cat or dog. Often, they do. For those folks, it is a cycle. Each animal has an issue that makes them not worth keeping or they have some minor life change that requires the animal to go.
One frequent excuse is: “I have Children now, so I’m too busy.”
Oh! Oh! Okay. I have children. I am busy. This doesn’t fly with most rescuers. It doesn’t fly with me.
I have children. Quite a few, actually. I started HOP when I was taking over 20 hours at Marshall University during an exceptionally high risk pregnancy. I continued to do photography part time, farm with a herd of dairy goats, cows and other various livestock, milking through winter, caring for my own horses, homeschooling, parenting and moving a heck of a lot of horses to safety over and over. Many of our team can tell you similar stories. We just do what we do what we do.
I’m not super human. I’m just a person. But I’m a person where your excuses are not going to fly.
As with most horses, they come to us with no known history. . .we do not know when they were born, what their name used to be. . .
This is how Alex found his Birthday