Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue

More than a Rescue: A Powerful Advocate for Horses in Appalachia

Photos and Video

The photos and Videos here are not an exhaustive list

Please visit the links for many other photos from

our efforts through the years

http://www.wvhorserescue.org/photos.html

July 2012-Dec 2012

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updated pics 2012

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updated summer 2012

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Nemo – adopted

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Twister – adopted

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Feb-July 2012

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Sarah – adopted

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Found placement for the owner

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Found placement for the rescuer

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Found placement for the owner

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Found placement for the owner

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Placed with Ariel in Charleston, WV

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Snow, rehabbed, 35 – auction rescue – adopted

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Scarlett – rehabbed and adopted 5 months later

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Stray placed in home in NC

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Found placement for owner

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Located private foster when abandoned

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January 2012

Always lots of work to be done

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Moved from Cabell County pound – 25 year old TWH mare. VERY emaciated.

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Moved from Cabell County pound – 25 year old TWH mare. VERY emaciated.

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Urgent Wayne county placement in January. Located and screened new home – adopted and safe 🙂

November 2011-December 2011

What a month December was! Shew! 22 Arabians in a huge seizure in Hampshire County, WV

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We were able to locate and screen homes for 21 of the Arabs in the seizure. 1 of the 22 total was recovered by an owner who had sold him on a contract. Thanks to Brie who handled the county’s end of the placement and the care! These horses have been placed all over the USA and even into Canada – all are safe

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Very thin Hackney mare rescued and adopted to Diane L. after being abandoned in Wayne County –

October 2011

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I was notified about this situation by a family member of mine. I walked him through what I needed, he got photos, addresses and names to me and I sent the info to Summer of the HSUS. She was able to get the ACO out and went out herself to talk the owners into letting this poor boy go. I found him a home, and Summer transported him to meet up with her in Morgantown, and the photo below this shows him a few weeks after rescue.

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This lovely girl needed a home urgently as the owner could no longer afford her care. We circulated the photos and info, screened homes and found a quality home and have her pending placement on our contract.

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4 year old stallion from the pound by us, now with our rescue team. We picked him up on the 19th of October. Do to his deformity, he was humanely euthanized after careful consultation with a farrier and vet.

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Adopted as a pair 10/1

Sept. 2011

This was an insane month

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Lily, a Saint Bernard, with part of our rescue team throughout her care, coming back from us taking her to be spayed after gaining funding for her 🙂 up for adoption!

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Mirage – Gelding, approx 15 years old, turned loose and left starving in South Point, Ohio. Caught and moved to foster and then adopted to Debbie in Youngstown, Ohio

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Updated photo of Mirage after a month in his new home with Debbie!

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Saved from being Euth’ed at the pound and placed into a wonderful home!

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A small Arab gelding – totally emaciated – brought in on 9/11 – a gruesome example of starvation and neglect – one of three – looks like a near clone to the one from a few days earlier from Ohio. Picked up and held here, then moved over to Sonora W., a HOP boardmember

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Found a home for this boy through our FACEBOOK page

August 2011

 No photo to share on this story, but I was called by the ACO of Lincoln Co., WV to go out and address a starvation case a in the first part of the month. I found a very thin 33 yr old Mare that the owners were in dire need of eduction on. I explained what needed to be done to the ACO, and she will be checking back in after 30 days to make sure the mare is improving.

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Senior dog who’s only shelter is the edge of a trailer – got him into a home in Ohio 7/17

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Blind, senior dog tied outside – rescued and placed with an adopter in Ohio

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Border collie into an adoptive home with Doreen in PA 7/17

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Siamese mix into rescue with the orange cat below 7/17

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Emaciated and blind cat into Starfish rescue in Maryland 717

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Locked in a trailer with another dog – in filth – got into rescue at AARF rescue in Ky

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In Foster with the NBRAN

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Brittany Spaniel in terrible condition – very thin – tied to an abandoned trailer – got him into a Brittany Rescue 7/16

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The horse that didn’t make it out alive in Ohio

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13 yr old Blind Morgan gelding was scheduled to be euthanized because his military owner was being deployed and had no way to keep him. I have been able to, when the owner called me, arrange a rescue in Oklahoma to take him in – they raised the funding for transport and this boy will be going to the sanctuary on the 20-21 of August! HE IS SAFE!

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The Blind Morgan now safe at Triple O in Oklahoma with his new blind best friend!

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July 2011

No photos to share on a few other stories:

We placed a Presa Canario / Pyr mix puppy in need of a home

Took in 4 shelter kittens and an abandoned 3 week old kitten we are bottle feeding

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The ARA/Appy foal that Eclipz – the emaciated horse rescued, with 4 others from a breeding factory in WV -Saaba Bloodstock, and adopted in foal from us to Indiana – The filly was born in July – and look what a beauty! Thank GOD we saved that mare just in time to give her enough time to recoup and keep this little gal growing!

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Safe at Gentle Giants Draft Rescue in MD – Winky

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Picked up with the Blind SB below in Ohio. We got her in to rescue, vet checked and raised funds to get her to Gentle Giants in Maryland for the much needed surgery on her damaged eye. Follow her progress on their website.

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22 yr old Abandoned SB. 100% Blind. We moved him and got him into the rescue and now at blind horse rescue – Rainhill Equine Facility!!!

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Safe and adopted to a home in Gallipolis Ferry. He was running loose and took a month to catch with the help of the AC in Putnam County, WV – but we were able to finally catch him and get him safe.

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Starving and abused, we were able to rescue and place this donkey into this new home in St. Albans with a nice family!

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This little pigs littermate was taken from her mom at 3 days and sold – the buyer could not care for her and we quickly drove out and brought her back and found her a pig friendly home!

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I found a rescue willing to accept this Keeshond that was going to be taken to the pound and had been a stray! She will be going to Florida!

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Pyr / Malamute puppies – 6 total – we were able to place all!

June 2011

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8 yr old TWH adopted to our rescue VP, Jessie H.

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QH mare – we coordinated a rescue to GA – Went to Irongait Percheron’s through our coordination

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QH mare – Coco- rescued and adopted out by HOP

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AQHA filly rescued and adopted out by HOP
yearling filly from the Blaine, Ky situation – rescued and adopted out by HOP

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2008 Mustang filly – we coordinated a rescue to GA – part of a group of 6 we helped place or get fostered or into rescue – Iron Gait – THANK YOU!
QH/ARAB Gelding – part of the 6 horses in need in Ky and nearly taken to auction – arranged adoption for him!

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Awful Abuse case in WV. We helped locate an adopter that save this older mule who was being abused – tied to a tree and fed only dogfood.

May 2011

Patriot Sky, Seterah, MS Dior and Niteza

Arabian mares and half Arab filly
Rescued Bruceton Mills, WV

Seterah and Patriot Sky – not pictured – have been adopted through HOP

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MS Dior and Niteza –

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We found an adopter for this scared and sick little girl in Ky!

May 2011
Eclipz, Mia and Oryan – all adopted!
Arabs that were rescued from a breeding farm in WV (where more remain)Victims of Starvation, neglect and abuse

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Arrival – 8 yr old pregnant and starved Arab mare – 04/27/2011 now adopted!

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Eclipze

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ADOPTED

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Eclipz waiting pick up here on the farm, where we’d had her only 15 days and seen an amazing transformation! Sandra B. In IN will keep us updated on how she foals out –

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Oryan – 6 yr old Arab gelding – updated photos coming soon – ADOPTED!

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Mia – on pick up – updated photos coming soon – Mia and Orion are fostered with Twin Maples in Milton, WV! ADOPTED!
May 2010
OTTB placement from Louisa, Ky

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Arrival day – a few weeks from foaling

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After being with us a few weeks and a few days following foaling. Still slow going gaining weigh, but her severe rain rot had cleared up and although it is hard to tell, she had a trim, but it took many months of intensive work on the right back hoof to get some correction.
The day we took her to West Wind Rescue in Bellfontaine, Ohio with her foal, Taro, for the best chance at adoption. Back in early 2009, we did not have a personal farm and rehab of rescues was difficult. We had had her about 2 1/2 months
http://www.westwindhorserescue.com/ At West Wind. Sadly, these guys did not get a happy forever ending. They were adopted from West Wind on a contract, and the adopters in Ohio were dishonest and sold them soon after! Contact me if you frequent Ohio auctions where these horses might end up. This occured in early 2010. Teka, the mare, has a blue eye on the left side and is now 15 years old
Happy in his new home in Virginia!
August 2009
Big John
4 yr old Clyds Cross
Starvation / Neglect situation in Prichard, WV
Purchased from Craigslist ad

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Adopted in November 2009 to Virginia
Big John in his new home

July 2010

Phoenix 

Grade mare
Serious Abuse and Neglect case from Lincoln Co.
Approx 8 years old
RIP Sept 2010
Phoenix had endured too many in her short life.
She could not recovered from the horrific neglect and
abuse, no matter how hard we tried to help.
We made the hard choice to have her put down
after 3 months of working to save her in
September 2010.

Her memory serves to encourage me to try
to save one at a time until they all have a
home, and our rescue is named after her!

1st night here

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This mare’s story, her rescue, her end is heart breaking and worth reading! Please read her whole chronicle located under the Phoenix Page here on the website


October 2010
Prince and Bebe
Adopted to Indiana
Full Sibilings to Bubba and Jimmie
5 yr old Gelding and 1 yr old Filly

Bebe before adoption – she was at a good weight upon arrival and adoption, though she had little halter or ground training

Fall 2010
Bubba and Jimmie
Arabians Gelding
Adopted by Spiro M. in Ohio with his full brother,
Jan 2011

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Quite thin, halter trained but poor ground manners and no training undersaddle

excellent weight and in his new home!

Fall 2010

In his new home!
Winter 2010
Stormy
Arab gelding
25 years old
Adopted to Betsy and family in Ohio
Sadly, Stormy passed about 7 months
after adoption of unknown causes,
likely related to age 😦

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Stormy on adoption day – The rehab center he was a child’s therapeutic riding horse for closed, and due to his age and blindness in one eye, he had a hard time being placed.

Winter 2011


RANGER
ADOPTED to Tornado, WV
Paint / TN Walker 
colt
9 months old

Starved by a horse trader

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Due to his winter coat, seeing just how bad he was isn’t easy, but he could barely stand, and he was the most emaciated foal I’ve ever seen in person.
Spring 2011

I outbid the meat buyer, the owner of the Cattletsburg, Ky horse auction
in February of 2011 for Kate – Adopted in 2012

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Registered Straight Egyptian Gelding
Located and found adopter for owner for her rescue gelding, Checkers

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2011

Helped owner place him with a rescue, caught him, moved him to meet private rescue

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At new rescue ready for training – not even halter broke and needing gelded placed with private rescue

in WV as we were full at the time

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4 years old and never trimmed!
Winter 2010
Billie Jean
SE Yearling Arab Filly
Located a adopter and arranged placement into new home
for Wind Drinker Arabians.
This beautiful gal needed placed when
her paperwork could not be verified and allow
her to be registered.
Photo below is after 9 months in her new home.

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At her new home in Indiana!


Summer 2010
Black TN Walker Abuse Case

I was contacted by the HSUS to find a foster/adopter for this
seizure in Logan County. A great foster turned adopter
stepped in when I posted abou the need, I helped her get in touch
and pick up this gorgeous, very abused stallion.

In his wonderful new home months after rescue!

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After 18 INCHES where cut off his hooves

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Hooves looking almost normal after foster’s attentive care!

 

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