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Blaze’s Tribute Equine Rescue

posted November 26th, 2017 by
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Blaze’s Tribute Equine Rescue

17667 Markita Dr.  Jones, OK  73049

(405) 399-3084 or (405) 615-5267

[email protected] www.blazesequinerescue.com

Federal I.D. 43-2024364

 

October 2, 2017

 

Blaze’s Tribute Equine Rescue, Inc. located in Jones, Oklahoma, is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that strives to improve the lives of neglected, starved, and abused horses.  We provide equine rescue regardless of age or disability.  We promote and teach horse care and humane, natural methods of training horses.  Our primary focus is Animal Cruelty Cases.  We work closely with the Oklahoma City Animal Welfare Division and the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office with their Equine related Animal Cruelty Cases.  We also assist any other local/rural county sheriff’s office who request our assistance.

 

Rescues:

 

Friends, I come to you today to ask for your assistance.  The last 2 months have been extremely slow in adoptions and low on donations.  I know so much is going on in this world that have a negative impact on so many, which is why I hate to even ask for your support right now, but we have horses in need and we need your support.  If you are able to donate any amount, great or small, it is truly appreciated.  We have quite a few horses that have recently entered our program that need our assistance.

 

To start, we assisted Hughes County Sheriff’s Office on August 24, 2017 with 10 horses.  These horses range in body condition of a 1 to a 5.  Most of the horses are in extremely poor shape.  Sadly, we lost 1 just a few days after the seizure.  We tried everything to save him but in the end, we had to humanely euthanize him when he was no longer able to stand and support himself.  His system was shutting down and the last thing we wanted was for him to suffer anymore.  He was such a sweet boy and will forever be missed.  He was greatly loved during the 4 days we had him in our care.  Rest in Peace Sweet Boy, Moon!

 

The additional 9 seized that day are doing well and slowly gaining the weight.  Here are just a few of the others that came into our care that day that ask for your support.  The black and white paint shown is in decent body condition, however, he has a hole inside his mouth that goes all the way through.  Food and water come out of that hole when he eats or drinks.  This is not ideal and will have to require surgery to repair.  Please consider making a donation towards the Hughes County Horses’ Rehabilitation!

 

Before we were made aware of the Hughes County Case.  We were contacted by MARS of Illinois.  A representative of their Equine Division reached out to us, after reaching out to numerous other horse rescue organizations, requesting assistance.  They had an appaloosa gelding that was diagnosed with a Frontal Sinus Cyst that required surgery.  They are not located with many large equine surgical veterinarians close by and many didn’t want to pursue helping, if they did, the cost was expensive.  They needed help for Gunner and didn’t want to put him down without a chance.  At the time, we felt we could help Gunner.  I felt it was important to assist another rescue organization, as we are all in this together fighting to save horses lives.  We hadn’t taken in a large amount of horses this year, had some funding set aside that we could use for surgery.  We agreed to take him on and arranged for transport to us.  Wouldn’t you know, the same day Gunner is scheduled to arrive, we are called out to seize 10 horses with Hughes County Sheriff’s Office?  We now fall short on the funds available for Gunner’s work up and possible surgery.  Once the sweet boy known as “Moon” above from Hughes County went down, we quickly found ourselves depleting the funds set aside for Gunner, with our efforts to save Moon.

 

Gunner is a beautiful, Leopard, Appaloosa, Gelding, estimated to be around 7 years of age.  We aren’t completely sure the first diagnosis is accurate but we plan to take him into OSU for a CT Scan to know for sure.  He has a large knot on his forehead directly between his eyes.  He is a super sweet boy and has settled right in.  He certainly deserves a fighting chance to receive the help he needs.  He is a big, beautiful, stout boy.  Please consider making a donation towards Gunner’s Medical Care!

 

We have been hit with other instances that leave me repeating the statement, no good deed goes unpunished.  We try really hard to extend ourselves and help out where we can.  This brings us to our next story. 

 

Born to be Special came into our rescue program on August 11, 2017.  Born to be Special came into our rescue program from an Oklahoma Kill Pen after being saved by the Save our Standardbreds from Slaughter (SOSS) group.  Born to the Special was registered in the Full Circle Program.  Full Circle is an owner enrolled program that alerts the owner when the horse in in trouble, such as landing at a kill pen.  The Rescue Network contacted the original owner and that owner stated they wanted to get their horse back, but since they was located in another state, they needed a layover.  We were contacted to help!  Born to be Special had a leg injury that required treatment and she needed a safe place until the owner could get to Oklahoma.  “No Good Deed Goes Unpunished”, Right?  We agreed to help as long as the owner paid the veterinary care that was needed for Born to be Special.  We get the mare pulled and safely to our facility, called the vet out to treat the injury and then contacted the owner, who then decided he didn’t want the mare back.  He felt that it would cost too much to bring her back to his state and he left us holding the vet bill.  Now, you know I am going to stand up for the horse and my instant thought was, she deserves better than you anyway.  So, now we have Born to be Special in our rescue program.  I am not sure what all she has done in her life other than being a harness race horse, but she clearly has something to prove and Born to be Special, she will be, without her original owner.  Born to be Special was foaled on April 21, 2001.  She is a Beautiful, Bay, Standardbred, Mare.  Her leg is doing great and she has no lameness issues stemming from that injury.  We will be fully evaluating her for adoption soon.  In the meantime, please consider making a donation to assist towards Born to be Special’s Rehabilitation. 

 

 

 

  Our Newest Arrival, This sweet boy just entered in our rescue program on October 1, 2017 from the Oklahoma City Animal Welfare Division.  We will be learning more about this sweet boy over the next several days as we have him seen by our Veterinarian and prepare him for rehabilitation.  We don’t yet have a name for this special guy, but wanted to introduce you to our latest arrival that is in need.  Please consider making a donation to assist with this sweet boy’s Rehabilitation.

 

 

As I stated above, Adoptions are also down and we are desperately asking for anyone interested in adding a horse to your family, to please come visit the horses in our program.  We have only adopted out 2 horses in the last 2 months.  Adoptions are another way we put funds back into our program.  We are currently caring for 119 horses and have many nice horses that desperately need their forever, loving home.  The daily cost to care for these beautiful creatures can become quite taxing.  Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated

 

I also want to note that we have several Companion Animal Only Horses that desperately need a forever, loving home to call their own.  In the Month of October, We will waive adoption fees on those select companion horses only, to PRE-APPROVED homes.  Companion animal only means, these horses are not rideable due to a disability.  They are Pets only!  Remember, when adopting a horse from our organization, all horses come with a current negative coggins, up to date on vaccinations such as West Nile, Eastern/Western, Tetanus, Rhino, Influenza and Rabies, Hoof maintenance, Dental if needed, and all other medical needs treated prior to adoption.  

 

We currently have 119 horses in our program.  Your generosity has helped us save over 1408 horses and 26 cattle.  We can’t thank you enough! 

 

 

Adoptable Horse of the Month:

 

Charismatic Missile is a beautiful Chestnut, Thoroughbred, Gelding, estimated to be 9 years of age.  He is not rideable due to a spinal deformity and is a companion animal only.  He is super sweet and loves attention.  He gets along great with other horses, loves to play with the other horses and is not a dominate horse.  He has a current negative coggins, up to date on vaccinations, deworming, and hoof maintenance.  Would you be interested in offering this sweetheart a retirement home?  If so, please contact us and come meet Charismatic Missile and many others.

 

 

 

We have so many wonderful horses in our program, and so many with needs that ask for your assistance.  From horses with lameness issues that need treatment, to horses with severe fungus issues, eye injuries, emaciation, wounds, hernia surgeries, castrations, EPM treatment, squamous cell carcinoma, teeth floating, vaccinations, deworming, etc., our horses are our top priority and it takes a lot to properly care for so many rescued horses.  Whether you make a monetary donation, adopt a horse, or simply say a prayer for Blaze’s Tribute Equine Rescue, we truly appreciate your support.

 

 

Because of YOU and your heartfelt generosity, we are able to save these horses and many others from an uncertain death.  We ask for your assistance as we have so many more horses in our program that need your help.  Our average monthly expenses now total $8500.00.  If you can please help us, continue to save rescued horses, please make a donation to:

 

 

Blaze’s Tribute Equine Rescue

17667 Markita Drive

Jones, Oklahoma  73049

 

or you can donate on-line through paypal @

www.blazesequinerescue.com

 

Or you can contact our Veterinarian directly and apply a payment to our account

Exclusively Equine Veterinary Services at 405-973-5740

 

We are currently caring for 119 horses in our rescue program.  We have many wonderful horses that are seeking their forever, loving homes.  I hope that you will consider adopting a rescued horse.  Whether you are able to make a donation or adopt a rescued horse, both help us tremendously. 

 

 

 

Blaze’s Haunt for the Horses Benefit Trail Ride

 

You are invited to join us October 28th, 2017 for our Annual Blaze’s Haunt for the Horses Benefit Trail Ride at Honey Lee Ranch in Jones, Oklahoma.  You can learn more about Honey Lee Ranch at www.honeyleeranch.com.  Check in begins @ 9:00 am. Guided and Self-Paced rides will begin to leave at 10:00 am.  Lunch will be served at the pavilion at 12:30 and we are excited to announce a change in the menu.  This year we will have Sandy Creek Ranch smoking some brisket and ribs for our lunch.  The costume contest starts at 2:00 pm.  Come join us for a great day, great lunch, drawing, costume contest and many friends.  All proceeds benefit the horses in our rescue program.  Pre-Registration is available, sign up today at: http://blazesequinerescue.fatcatphotos.com/trail-ride  Registration covers T-Shirt, Lunch, and Trail Fee’s. 

 

 

7th Annual Blaze’s Ride to the Rescue Trainer’s Challenge

 

They say they can gentle an untrained horse.  The Challenge is an event designed to showcase the skills of local equine trainers, while increasing the adoptability of previously untrained rescue horses. 

 

Mark your calendars and plan to join us May 5th, 2018 at the Shawnee Expo Center, Shawnee, Oklahoma for our 7th Annual Blaze’s Ride to the Rescue Trainers Challenge.  We will be accepting applications for local trainers next month.  If you are a Horse Trainer and interested in competing in our 7th Annual Blaze’s Ride to the Rescue Trainers Challenge, please email [email protected] and request the application.

 

 

Wish List

 

We have items that we are always needing if you wish to purchase these items instead of making a monetary donation.

 

Horse Dewormers – Ivermectin Paste, Panacur, Safe-Guard, Equimax

Blue Bonnett Horseman’s Elite Senior Care, average 60 bags a week

Thrive purchased through Janelle Graham, average 30 bags a week

Shavings, average 20 bags a week

Duraflex 15 Gallon Corded Rubber all-purpose Tub’s (20 needed)

Mineral Blocks

Salt Blocks

Fly Spray

Protein Lick Tubs for Horses

Heavy Duty Gorilla Dump Cart/Manure Cart

Fortiflex Muck Bucket

Utility Cart/Crate Wagon/Gorilla Carts

Rope Halter/Lead Rope Combo’s

Electrolyte Gel

Probios oral gel

Soft Ride Boots

 

Bandage Material such as:

Combine Roll 14” & 16” Bandage Material

Vetrap 4”

Brown Guaze Bandage Roll 6” x 5 yds 12ct

Elastikon Elastic Tape 2in

Telfa Non-Adherent Pads 4in

Soft Kling Conform Bandage Roll 4in 12ct

 

 

 

               

Blaze’s T-Shirts Available Online

 

We have some new T-Shirts now available on our website.  You can check them out here: http://blazesequinerescue.com/merchandise.html.  The price of the shirt also includes shipping.  These are super nice shirts with very soft material.

 

 

 

Do you want to learn more about our rescue efforts and how we operate?  We are thrilled to announce that our full documentary is now online to view.  Our documentary is 44 minutes long, there are moments of laughter, tears, and joy.  This documentary details our lives and how our rescue operates, from the seizures to the entrance of each horse to our rescue, all the way up to our fundraisers.  If you have a few moments to spare, please watch and share.  You can view our documentary here: https://vimeo.com/149973004?ref=fb-share&1

Happy Holidays Mia Sue

posted November 26th, 2017 by
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Happy Holidays Mia Sue

Mia SueLast week it was Charlie that hit the jackpot and now lives with Vicki, a very special person at PAAS.  This week, say “Hi” to Mia Sue – – the cutie on the left.

No one knows her back story.  Here’s what we do know.  She was found by a dumpster in Vinita.  Usually, that means someone literally stopped, dropped her off and then sped off.  We have no way of knowing.  When she got to the police station, Michael – the guy in the middle – took one look, fell in love and Mia Sue has joined Willow Pillow at the Bowers residence.

These are the happy endings that make all of us in rescue smile – – real big.  It validates there are good people in this world who will go the extra mile to do the right thing.

During the holidays, many dogs and cats will find themselves homeless.  But for Mia Sue, Willow Pillow  (and Charlie), they will celebrate with family and friends, probably get special treats and definitely know the meaning of: There’s no place like home for the holidays”.

Kay Stout, Director

PAAS Vinita

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918-256-7227

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Intersection – Oklahoma Link Coalition Conference

posted October 25th, 2017 by
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Oklahoma City Conference on November 7

Will Address the Link Between Animal and Human Abuse

Dear Friends,

On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at the Oklahoma History Center, professionals from across Oklahoma will engage in a day-long discussion about the link between animal abuse and the cycle of family and societal violence. Called INTERSECTION, the conference is presented by the Oklahoma Link Coalition and Kirkpatrick Foundation; the event costs $15 and includes lunch. The conference will offer six CLEET hours (including two mental health), 6.5 CEUs for Oklahoma-licensed social workers, and 6.5 CEUs for Oklahoma-licensed veterinarians. We have capacity for 110 registrants and only twenty seats remain available. Check in begins at 9:30 a.m. with the first session at 10 a.m.; the day concludes at 4:15 p.m. A special announcement will take place at noon. If you are interested in attending the event, please follow this link and register now: http://www.oklahomalinkcoalition.org/events.html.

As you no doubt know, acts of animal cruelty are often the predictors and indicators of escalating violence against the human members of the family, with serious implications for society as well. Since its inception in June 2014, the Oklahoma Link Coalition’s mission has been to promote advocacy, cross-training, and networking across disparate fields and spreading awareness of “the Link” to as many professionals as possible, as well as to the public. INTERSECTION presenters include:

Randall Lockwood, PhD Senior VP for Forensic Sciences and Anti- Cruelty Projects, ASPCA

Melinda Merck, DVM leading forensic veterinarian

Dr. Mary Anne McCaffree, MD neonatologist and member of the National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse

Cynthia Armstrong, Oklahoma state director of the Humane Society of the Unites States

Diana Webster, president of the Native America Humane Society; Steve Kunzweiler, Tulsa County District Attorney; and Lt. Kimberly Teachman, Oklahoma City Police Department

Training on the AniCare Model of Treatment for Animal Abuse, the first professionally developed psychological intervention program for adults and children who have abused animals.

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Looking Back – Moving Forward

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Looking Back – Moving Forward

 

Two years ago PAAS had just begun to transport dogs (and a few cats) out-of-state.  It was a difficult time of transition.  PAAS had been conceived as a local rescue that would adopt dogs and cats locally.  The reality did not match the dream.

Looking BackIt wasn’t an easy transition for those who’d worked so hard and believed in the dream of PAAS as a local adoption center.  They cared enough to change their perception and help PAAS become a regional transport center, Pets for Life center for Vinita residents and a Pet Over-Population resource for those who live outside Vinita.  In addition, the inmate/shelter program at Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Center is changing the lives of the inmates, their families and the dogs who graduate with a Canine Good Citizen certificate to go on to further training to be certified as a service/therapy dog.

Mixed amongst the progress are wonderful stories.  Here are a couple.

Looking BackRecently, a very scared, very pregnant Miss Bailey arrived at the shelter.  She was so terrified in the shelter, she would not walk on a leash, her tail was tucked and she shook.  Fast forward to our Birthing Center Angels at the Richardson/Rexwinkle Birthing Center.  Once she knew she was safe, she delivered 11 puppies – took wonderful care of them – and is now living the good life in Colorado.  Her puppies also went to Colorado and were adopted as soon as their pictures were up on the Dumb Friends League site.  We really celebrated when Miss Bailey also found her new home – who could resist those beautiful eyes.

And then there’s Copper.  He came to us from the Vinita pound.  Small, chunky guy – long in the tooth (older) – who liked a few and tolerated everyone else.  Fortunately, he decided Avis was going to be his new Mom.  Not sure Avis understood that at first – but it quickly became apparent wherever Avis went – here came Copper.  And, oh good lord, did he let all of us know when she went home at night – he was not a happy camper.  Yes you know the rest of this story – Avis saw the light and adopted Copper!!!!

Equally important is that of the 2,300+ dogs who’ve traveled to Dumb Friends League via the PAAS transport – not one of them will either a) have puppies or  b) be the father of a litter.  If you even try to do the math on how many puppies could have been born if the 2,300 dogs had not been “fixed” – it becomes very clear.

Kay Stout, Director 

PAAS Vinita

[email protected]

918-256-7227

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Dr. Carlos Risco is new OSU Veterinary Dean

posted October 20th, 2017 by
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Oklahoma State names Dr. Carlos Risco Center for Veterinary Health Sciences dean

 

(STILLWATER, Okla., October 20, 2017) – The Oklahoma State University/A&M Board of Regents today approved the appointment of Dr. Carlos A. Risco as dean of the Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. He is expected to assume his position in March.

Carlos RiscoRisco is currently at the University of Florida where he serves as a tenured professor and chair of the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences.

“I am excited for the opportunity to serve as dean,” Risco said. “The strong culture of scholarship, outstanding curriculum and the multidisciplinary approach to improve both animal and human health has led to the excellent reputation of the OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.

“This reputation makes Oklahoma State a place where students want to attend,” Risco said. “As dean, I look forward to working with our talented faculty and staff to continue progress in the center’s role as a regional, national and international leader in veterinary medical education, research, and service.”

OSU Provost and Senior Vice President Gary Sandefur said, “We are pleased to have Dr. Risco join the OSU team. He will provide strong vision and leadership for our excellent veterinary program. I want to thank Vice President Thomas Coon and members of the search and screening committee for leading our national search and identifying an outstanding pool of candidates. I also appreciate Chris Ross and his solid leadership as interim dean.”

Risco received his DVM degree in 1980 from the University of Florida and advanced clinical training as an intern in private dairy practice at the Chino Valley Veterinary Associates in California. He is a diplomate in the American College of Theriogenologists.

From 1982 to 1990, he was a full partner at Chino Valley Veterinary Associates, a nine-veterinarian dairy practice. In 1990, he joined the faculty at the University of Florida as an assistant professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Risco’s main research focus pertains to metabolic disorders and reproductive management of dairy cows.

 

CONTACT: Gary Shutt | OSU Communications | 405-744-4800 | [email protected]

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant university that prepares students for success. OSU has more than 36,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 25,000 on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, Oklahoma State has graduated more than 260,000 students who have been serving Oklahoma and the world for 125 years. 

 

Derinda D. Blakeney, APR

Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator

Oklahoma State University

Center for Veterinary Health Sciences

308 McElroy Hall

Stillwater, OK 74078

(405) 744-6740 (office)

(405) 744-5233 (fax)

(405) 612-4019 (mobile)

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Give Me That Old Time Walk ‘N Roll

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Hands Helping Paws Launches TNR Program

Give Me That Old Time Walk ‘N Roll

Give Me That Old Time Walk 'N RollDogFest Walk ‘n Roll OKC is a family-friendly, dog-friendly walk and festival benefiting Canine Companions for Independence. Activities include vendors, music, and a short walk with your pooch. Grab a leash and join in!

The Canine Companions for Independence was founded in 1975 and strives to provide highly trained assistance dogs to aid individuals with disabilities. They work closely with both human and canine to ensure a healthy and quality relationship. Money raised at Dogfest OKC allows people to receive a highly trained assistance dog free of charge!

This non-profit organization has helped thousands of people get back their confidence and security to obtain a more independent lifestyle. These dogs function as the hands, legs, and ears of their charges and have changed many a life. I checked out the website and was amazed to see the difference these animals make every day!

Here are a few tails of triumph for the humans who have benefited from this awesome organization.Give Me That Old Time Walk 'N Roll

We train four types of assistance dogs

Service dogs assist adults with physical disabilities by performing daily tasks.
“Mork helps me help myself. He can retrieve my phone and other dropped items, pull my wheelchair and open doors for me.”
—Wallis and Service Dog Mork

Hearing dogs alert their partners, who are deaf and hard of hearing, to important sounds.
“Thanks to Hazel, I don’t have to rely on someone to wake me up. I am less dependent on my family now.”
—Karen and Hearing Dog Hazel

Facility dogs work with clients with special needs in a visitation, education, criminal justice or health care setting.
“Sherlock allows many children to surprise themselves into doing things they might never have had the courage to try!”
—Kristen and Facility Dog Sherlock

Skilled companions enhance independence for children and adults with physical, cognitive and developmental disabilities.
“He has really changed my life and I like showing people how he helps me.”
—Carter and Skilled Companion Hollen  (www.cci.org)

 

Give Me That Old Time Walk 'N RollSunday looks to be a gorgeous day, so why not grab your best friend (human or canine), and attend Dogfest Walk ‘n Roll OKC for a fun afternoon all to help a most wonderful cause.

October 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Earlywine Park
3033 SW 119th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73170

 

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