Meet the Rescues (scroll down this page to meet some of our Rescues, past and present)
July 2016 - 4 x HORSES RESCUED
A very sad 6 yr old chestnut Thoroughbred mare who the vet gave a condition score of zero. Her 6 month old foal who has
not had feeds off Mummy as she has no milk.
A big Thoroughbred gelding, condition score of 1 and an X-bred gelding in very light condition.
All are covered in terrible rain scald with big pus sores and the 2 big boys have wither abcesses.The poor mare would have died without immediate help as the owners had gone down given them lots of hay and huge grain feeds so when we arrived the poor mare had choke and we immediately called the vet.
The vet and Dentist have spent most the afternoon here today treating the horses, the mare was found to have teeth so bad she was unable to chew anything. She will need to stay on soaked feeds and a small amount of grass with no hay for now.
New Lives Rescue are committed to the care and rehab of these horses and we really hope to be able to bring you positive updates on their progress. It will be a long slow recovery for the 2 worst horses especially.
We have received messages from people asking if they can help. If you would like to help contribute to their rehab please donate to New Lives Animal Rescue (We are a registered charity so we can email you a tax invoice)
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- Thouroughbred gelding
- 10 years old
We have hopped on Danny to see what he was like to ride and even after many months off he was a superstar to jump on. Danny has raced but then just been a hack so is in no way schooled or jumped, however he is very keen to please and very willing and we think with the right home, he does have the potential to be a fantastic allrounder. Danny will need to go to someone who will bring him back into work slowly
and put some time into training him. He loves to be doing something and enjoys all the attention. He is super easy on the ground to catch, groom and tack up. Easy to change covers without a halter in the paddock, fantastic for the farrier and will float. Danny will need someone with experience. Due to his greenness he is not suitable for beginners or nervous riders.
Danny has an adoption fee of $250 and comes with his waterproof summer cover. An adoption agreement and home check will be required.
He has a super new home and we look forward to future updates of the lovely Earl Grey.
- Thoroughbred mare
- 6 years old
Gaby will be up for adoption to a super special home once fully rehabbed.
- Colt foal
- 7 months old
the best kids pony in time.
Please contact Michele 0274318082
MAY 2016- WILLIAM & GRACIE (PHOTOS BELOW) **ADOPTED**
Their ideal home would be with someone who has lots of time to spend with them, is experienced with small ponies and happy to provide for all their needs.
William is 10years old and Gracie is 1.5years old. Their adoption fee is $200 each which includes their winter covers and you will need to sign our adoption contract which states they must stay together and not be onsold and if for any reason you can no longer keep them, they need to come back to New Lives. They are located near Cambridge. Please contact Michele 0274318082 or email email@example.com
MAY 2016 - **ADOPTED**- "IRIS" (photos below)
Iris is a Thoroughbred mare, 15.1hh and 13 yrs old. Iris is a pleasure to do anything with, she is a real character and just lovely to have around.
She would make a great best friend for someone that just loves to have a horse around. She would stand to be groomed and scratched all day long and follows you around everywhere.
She has been out of work for at least 3 years but we have hopped on her and given her a few rides. She will need a confident relaxed rider with soft hands. She is not suitable for nervous riders or beginners.
Iris is up to date with teeth, feet and worming. She happily goes on a truck but we haven't tried her on a float. She is very easy to do anything with, her one vice is at feed time, she is very protective of her feed bucket! (very understandable after being starved!)
Iris will need a home who will be able to feed her well and have at least one other horse for a companion.
An adoption contract will need to be signed and a home check done for Iris.
For more info about Iris please contact Michele 0274318082
Today saw this beautiful mare and 4 alpacas come into care. We are unable to go into details surrounding the situation, however these animals are now under New Lives care. (none of these animals are currently up for adoption).
The mare is very underweight and has a mystery painful skin condition that the vet has seen and we will be trying different treatments to clear this.
The alpacas are being shorn tomorrow as well as having hoof care etc done. (The alpacas are all males.)
If you would like to help in anyway to bring these animals back to full health your donations would be welcome.
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**Please ensure you reference "mare".
If you have any feed or hay that you no longer need or wish to donate please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is a gallery, featuring some photos of the new arrivals and their condition. We will be adding photos to the gallery over the duration of their rehabilitation etc.
Hope & Faith's Rescue Story:
Heavily pregnant and emaciated, Hope came into the care of New Lives Animal Rescue on 18th September 2015 after her ex owner put her on the dog tucker truck saying she wouldn't make it to foaling!
Hope is unhandled, didn't know what hard feed was or even hay which made things very difficult to get weight on her, being on grass it just went straight through her and her poo was like water! So I went to the animal homoeopath and got some remedies to put on her cut grass all the while putting out every type of hay/balage I could find and different hard feeds.
Hope foaled 6 days after arriving a healthy but weak filly foal we named Faith. Faith couldn't stand on her own so for the next 2 days every couple of hours we had to get her up to feed. This was made extra hard by Hope attacking when anyone went near her foal. I have to say a huge thank
you to Mark and Vicky who came out in the early hours of the morning when Hope foaled to help me get the foal up and drinking! And a thank you to Leigh who spent the next night with me getting up every 2 hours to help get Hope away so we could get Faith up to drink!
Finally after 2.5 weeks she started to eat some hard feed, such a relief! Once eating I was able to add Dynavyte to her feed to help her tummy which made a huge difference and she has continued to improve since. She now loves her hard feed and her and Faith are doing amazingly and piling on the weight. She remains unhandled and not wanting you near her but this will come in time I'm sure.
It's now December 2015 and both Hope and Faith are making impressive progress, there is still a long road ahead and plenty of rehabilitation needed before these beautiful souls can be placed for adoption, keep following us to share on Hope and Faith's journey to recovery and eventually new, loving homes.
If you would like to donate to Hope and Faith's care, please find the bank account details below:
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**Please reference "HOPE", If you require a receipt please email email@example.com
Below is a photo gallery featuring some photos of Hope & Faith, we will continue to add photos to the gallery as these beautiful girls develop...