Last week my horses wanted to give $5 per horse for a total of $25.00. This morning they told me they would do without a few treats (as if I would let them do without) so they can give $4 per horse for $20.
Hello Everyone....Your CMHR Treasurer reporting in. First of all I would like to THANK everyone who makes this $3 Mission of thanks possible and to all our generous donors CMHR could not be possible without you.
Well we are a week into the 8th annual $3 Mission of Thanks and our total as of this morning with donations received, pledged and the matches we are at $350.00.
Not a bad start for the 1st week.
If you haven't made your donation yet but are planning to....maybe today should be the day! A $20 donation from the next 4 people will be matched dollar for dollar. So your $20 donation becomes $40 now how awesome is that!!!!
Check back there are more prizes and matches to come!!! Have a wonderful day!!
We are still looking for 4 more people to double their money AND help a great great cause. As you have read so many wonderful people are giving so much of themselves and do so year around, can you assist just during this time of year, allowing all those others to assist the rest of the year for us, for these horses?
You guys are the best, I have been a member of this family for many years and I can say there is none like it!! Thank you so much.
We have several wonderful items/gifts coming up. Many have been very popular in the past, many new. So make sure to check back!!
Only 2 weeks to go and boy does it go by fast!
And remember, we are only asking for $3! Your $3 combined with all the other $3 makes one big total!!
Morning guys! OK we have an 911 as we speak so hope you don't mind me Carolyn hijacking this thread for a minute. We need a foster home fast. We have 3 stallions located in WV (which we would have gelded of course). The general information is they have been abandoned for months, was stuck in 4 feet of snow and 1 has an injury to his foot. We cannot commit to taking them into our program without a place to put them until they are all fixed up and adopted. If anyone would like to foster them, or help hauling them, please go to our website and fill out the foster care form in detail and submit it to us right away. Thanks so much
We have secured a foster home for all three. Thank you so much to anyone that was considering fostering. We still need foster homes in all states so please if you would like to become a foster home visit our website and fill out a foster application! You will be glad you did! Fostering makes ones heart sing!
Your donations will also help us to help these little ones in need. Continued thanks to all!
We would also like to step up and help the horses going up for auction in Oregon, but without foster homes we are unable to offer. If anyone out there in Oregon or any surrounding state would like to foster one or more of the 177 horses going up for auction out in Oregon we will do what we can to get them. Thank you!
You need to respond here, you may by paypal or just say you are sending in a check.
Thank you Robin so very much!!
In addition, for the weekend until Sunday at midnight, anyone who donates 75.00 will receive a free burgundy CMHR sweatshirt!!
Again this is being given by an anonymous donor, not CMHR. Any time you make a donation and you do not want to post but have a gift coming, please send me a message and we will make sure to get your gift to you.
We have so many generous people trying to encourage you to make that pledge, we are so very thankful for them and all they do! I hope to see many take advantage and help out.
I know there are a lot of new people here at Lil Beginnings! They might not know the story behind CMHR.
Chance's Miniature Horse Rescue was "born" here at Lil Beginnings many years ago when a lady posted about a poor little colt that we came to know as Chance. People here came together to try to help him. The idea to start a rescue for minis came about and a group formed and they've worked HARD to help mini horses in need ever since!
They do get donations all year long to keep up the work they do SAVING horses, but this $3 mission of Thanks is the BIG fundraiser that helps them a lot to keep going!
Please, if you have a few dollars to spare, this is a great cause! Please help if you can!
Thank you Carolyn for doing this each year and for everyone at CMHR and all the people that foster and adopt!
Here is what the show bows look like. This one is the gold color.
Check the past few posts, we have gifts for you and your dollars go to one wonderful cause!!
Make sure to check back, the next 11 days are packed with gifts and matches!! We will also have more stores/updates on horses who are now in their permanent homes, that you helped to get there.
Please share this information with those you know would want to be a part of our Mission.
I want to thank Connie for all her hard work and time she puts into CMHR. It takes a special person to lead an organization such as this, and she is for sure one of those people! I am taken back by her generosity for these horses and look forward to the progress of the home she plans for horses ready to retire. If it all comes together this will be one awesome retirement home for some deserving miniatures!
If anyone from CMHR has an update on the situation in Oregon, I know many would love to hear it!
We are down to a week and a half of our Mission of Thanks! Time is going quickly, please don't let it get away! No time like the present!
The auction for the Oregon horses is December 8th. They have matched up papers for the older horses but the young ones will be sold unregistered. The SO MINI group is getting the word out to help these horses but 177 horses is a lot to absorb into one area's horse population. These horses will have been under vet care for about 3 months by the auction date. They will have 2 sets of vaccinations, wormed, treated, deliced and hooves trimmed. I have heard most of the stallions will be gelded.
These horses were confiscated in terrible condition and it has been rumored that the vet caring for them was caught with tears in his eyes several times. Some animals had to be euthanized and the ones up for auction will still be in rough condition. Our fear here is that not all the horses will find homes and end up in slaughter houses. We are doing what we can locally but it may not be enough.
I have dispersed my horses and the ranch is up for sale but is sitting here empty within 10 miles of the auction site. I have offered the use of my ranch to CMHR so hopefully we can save the ones that would go to the kill buyers.
What bothers me so much about these types of things is that the horses will end up as someone's breeding stock, anyone's breeding stock and will be sold to just anyone for the bucks instead of having them properly placed into screened homes. People will decend on this auction like vultures and heaven only knows what kind of future they will have with some of them. This is one reason why CMHR wants to get our hands on as many as possible to hopefully ensure they get good homes with love.
Hi...I need to contact Diane G from Noddalotta to let her know I received her $20 donation for the $20 match and was wondering what color tote bag and drink cozy she would like? If she could please email me at her earliest convenience I would appreciate it.My email address is Sierra324@aol.com. Thanks so much!!!!
To foster for CMHR you must go to our website and fill out a foster application. Send that along with photos of your farm and 3 letters of reference (vet, farrier, personal) to our Secretary Shannon. Her information can be found at the bottom of the form. You cannot foster without being approved. Sorry, but it is our way of trying to be sure that each horse is placed in a safe and secure foster home.
Please do not purchase horses at auction and plan on surrending them into CMHR without approval. We must be certain that we have enough approved fosters before we commit to the horses. I would hate to have someone purchase horses thinking that they will just surrender them to us and then we have to tell them that we do not have a foster home available.
We are here to help and would love to help out in the Oregon situation at this time, but need the approved foster homes before we make any committments. Thank you so much for your cooperation.